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Occupational Therapist Assistant

Elysium Healthcare
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you an Occupational Therapist Assistant looking for a new challenge, where you can be a part of meaningful change? Join The Bridge in Middlesbrough and feel valued and support as you support people build a brighter future.

Working 37.5 hours a week, you will join the Occupational Therapy Team on a 12 months Fixed Term Contract at The Bridge. You will provide care for residents with various complex neurological and respiratory conditions.

Under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist Assistant, you will support the service in delivering structured activities and assisting in the planning for individual and group therapeutic interventions. You will build one-to-one rapports with service users to encourage participation in activities and empower recovery.

As an Occupational Therapist Assistant, you will contribute to the assessment, monitoring, evaluation, and modification of structured activities in order to measure progression and ensure effectiveness.

Your responsibilities will include:

Providing effective and accurate clinical entries and outcomes of activities using an electronic patient database system
Developing patients' programmes as informed by individual patient's needs
Assisting the occupational therapy team run on and off ward sessions.
Participating in monthly clinical supervision with the Occupational Therapist and the organisation's system of appraisal
Developing and supporting the introduction of vocational rehabilitation
To assist Occupational Therapists, Nurses and other MDT staff in the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of individual care plans.
Maintain accurate patient records, including care notes, written reports and discharge summaries in accordance with hospital and professional standard.
To provide technical support and instruction to patients engaging in creative and vocational activities as therapeutic interventionsTo be successful in this role, you will need:

Registered OT with Dip COT qualification or degree
Previous experience of working with adults and or young people with mental health disorders
Any other specific skills which can be utilised in this setting: Art & Craft, Horticulture, Cooking, Music
Previous experience in organising/facilitating social events and activities.
Any relevant certificates, courses and skills that would enhance the delivery and diversity of therapeutic activities
Strong knowledge of best practices within a similar settingWhat you will get:

Annual salary of £19,500 + Benefits
The equivalent of 33 days annual leave - plus your birthday off!
Free meals and parking
Wellbeing support and activities
Career development and training
Pension contribution
Life Assurance
Enhanced Maternity PackageAbout your next employer

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 80 services across England and Wales, providing four services including: Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is opportunity for you to grow and move with Elysium.

The safety of our service users and colleagues is our priority and as such we encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19.

Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person's individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure
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