Occupational Therapy Assistant

Employer
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Liverpool, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
28 Sep 2020

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Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
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Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby, Merseyside. We also provide community physical health services in Liverpool, Sefton, secure mental health services for the North West of England, the West Midlands and Wales and specialist learning disability services across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside.

We work closely with service users, carers and partner organisations; we have been able to make real improvements to our diverse range of services, from health and social care, right through to high secure provision. This passion to improve has been recognised by the CQC who have recently rated us "Good".

Mersey Care's vision and values of Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support (CARES) drive our organisation and the way we work together to deliver services. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate, during recruitment and any subsequent employment with the Trust, that their behaviour supports our values.

The CQC stated "It was clear that most staff across the organisation understood, and were committed to, the vision and values of the organisation. These were well communicated and the work to win both hearts and minds was apparent".

We take positive action to support disadvantaged groups and also particularly encourage applications from BAME, disabled and LGBT people that are under-represented in our workforce. Furthermore we welcome applications from reservists and ex-armed forces as we recognise the benefits of the values, skills, training and experience that they bring to their work with us. We encourage all applicants to share their equality information with us.

Flexible working requests will be considered for all roles.

An opportunity has arisen for a full time and a part time Occupational Therapy Assistant position for applicants with an interest in working with people with a range of mental health conditions on Brunswick ward, Broadoak Unit which is a mixed gender acute ward.

The successful applicant will be working as a key member of the occupational therapy service on the wards. We are looking for self-motivated and caring individuals who can facilitate group activities, 1:1 sessions and assist the qualified occupational therapy staff as required. Hours would be varied, working flexibly in the week and at the weekend to facilitate a 7 day service which meets the needs of the service users..

Shortlisting is planned for - 28th September 2020

Interviews are planned for - 12th October 2020
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