Specialist / Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist
Role: We are currently recruiting a Specialist / Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist (OT) to work 40hrs per week, Monday to Friday.
Location: Broughton Lodge, London Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 0JG.
Salary/Benefits: £26,000 - £35,000 (dependent on experience), pension scheme, free staff meals and training and development opportunities.
Are you a dedicated and caring individual who is looking to join our multidisciplinary team at Broughton Lodge as an Occupational Therapist?
If yes, this is the role for you! CAS behavioural health is one of the UK’s largest providers of specialist adult services in mental health rehabilitation and learning disabilities.
Broughton Lodge is a residential service for young adults aged 16-25 with moderate to severe learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, often accompanied by complex needs and challenging behaviour. The site provides a supportive environment to enable individuals to have quality of life and to develop as much independence as possible. Broughton Lodge is part of a nation-wide group of residential homes that have offered support to individuals with Autism for over 30 years. Active Support is the model of care used and the ‘Valuing People’ principles are adhered to. Outcomes are positive and care plans are set for each individual.
Why join us at Broughton Lodge?
Along with a competitive salary and benefits package, we also offer excellent training and development opportunities to include: induction training on appointment, mentoring and support from the most dedicated and inspirational people in our profession, continuous professional development, the opportunity to attend OT meetings, internal/external training opportunities, research opportunities and sensory integration preceptorship.
In this role, you will work alongside a full multidisciplinary team to provide quality assessments and interventions within the Model of Human Occupation and using Sensory Integration principles. You will be responsible for delivering group and one to one sessions, which are also a key requirement of this role, with the aim of supporting residents to achieve their maximum level of independence and develop community-based skills. As a Specialist / Highly Specialist OT you will perform an active role as part of the companywide OT service and contribute to the service enhancement through intervention development, meetings and conferences.
The successful candidate for this role will have a degree or a post graduate diploma in Occupational Therapy and be registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Experience of working with autism or learning disability client groups and independently assessing and managing occupational needs is advantageous. Some knowledge of Sensory Integration would be beneficial however, this can be supported if required.
The ability to work effectively as a part of a team is key, along with organisational skills, resilience and motivation. Above all, you will be someone with a genuine desire to help others.
We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the people within our care. All candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS and reference check and an offer of employment will be subject to successful clearance.
Closing Date: 30th May 2017.
Interviews will be held w/c 5th June.