Occupational Therapy Assistant

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 661977510-2
  • Date Posted: 19 July 2022
  • Apprentice Employer: Cygnet Health Care
  • Location: Ealing, London
  • Apprentice Pay: £22,500
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Healthcare & Medical, Health and Safety, Social care
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent

About this Apprenticeship

Are you a proactive and motivated individual keen to support mental health service users in their recovery? Are you keen to learn more about Eating Disorders? Would you like to be part of a collaborative and forward thinking service?

A career at Cygnet comes with excellent benefits. Whether it s saving you money on the high street, with healthcare, holidays & leisure - or securing your future with professional development and a pension - we support you to be happy both in & out of work.

Apply now to enjoy excellent career prospects while reaping the rewards of making a difference to others - every day.

Post: Occupational Therapy Assistant

Salary: £22,500 per annum

Base: Sunrise Ward, Cygnet Hospital Ealing

Responsibilities: To work with the qualified occupational therapist on the ward to provide professional practice skills - care pathway assessments and therapy and psycho-education programme for the ward.

Responsible to: Ward occupational therapist, Head Occupational Therapist and Director of Occupational Therapy

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Location: Cygnet Ealing, 22 Corfton Rd, London W5 2HT

Overview of service:

As an occupational therapy assistant you will work under the guidance of an occupational therapist to complete elements of the occupational therapy process. This may include interventions on a group or individual basis both within the hospital and in the wider community, grading and adapting activities to suit individual strengths and needs and aspects of report-writing.

The Occupational Therapy Team work within a multi-disciplinary team to drive forward programmes of recovery and rehabilitation. Our care pathways are evidence based with a focus on social inclusion and independent living skills. The multi-disciplinary team consists of medical, nursing, psychology, occupational therapy and social work.

5 reasons why you should make an application today

We care about people in our services
Career pathway progression within the company to support your development and skills, including professional practice skills training, OTA assistant practitioner apprenticeships (level 3 and level 5 which contributes towards UCAS points)
You will be an integral part of a well-established MDT with extensive experience to draw from
To have the opportunity to learn and develop under the direct guidance of a qualified occupational therapist
Be part of a large national professional network of over 150 OTsThe Successful Candidate should be/have:

An understanding of Occupational Therapy
Experience of teamwork - health care preferable
Excellent communication and organisation skills
Creativity and an ability to problem solveIn return we will offer you:

A competitive salary of £22,500 per annum
Clinical supervision from an Occupational Therapist
Free parking and free meals for staff on duty
Employee referral scheme: recommend a friend to us and claim a cash reward for their successful hire.
Group pension: a generous pension plan helping you save for your future.
NHS Discount Cards & Blue Light Card - includes big brand discounts.
Wellbeing centre with exercises, recipes, financial and mental health advice.
Plus much more Requirements

The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS and reference check and an offer of employment will be subject to successful clearance.

Please note - speculative recruitment emails are not to be sent directly to our clinical staff, these need to go via our internal recruitment team. If speculative candidates are sent directly to a member of the clinical team, we will consider these candidates as our own