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Occupational Therapy Instructor (CAMHS)

St Andrew's Healthcare
Contract Type
Health & Medical
Expiry Date
28/10/2018 16:15:00
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY TECHNICAL INSTRUCTOR Child and Adolescent Mental Health Developmental Disorder IPU FITZROY Hours: Full Time 37.512 Months

Job Description


Child and Adolescent Mental Health Developmental Disorder IPU FITZROY
  • Hours: Full Time 37.5
  • 12 Months Fixed Term Contract
  • £17,276 - £19,171 Per Annum

The O.T department within St Andrew’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health(CAMHS) Developmental Disorder Integrated Practice Unit (IPU) is looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated person to join the team within Fitzroy House to cover maternity leave for one year fixed contract.

CAMHS is based at our Northamptonshire site and has been designed to meet the complex needs of adolescents with psychiatric, social, psychological, emotional difficulties and additional learning difficulties, within a secure setting.  There is a strong emphasis placed on inter-disciplinary working and providing an integrated, therapeutic and educational programme that uses a variety of treatment approaches.

The post holder will be attached to Fern Unit, a 10 bedded female admissions unit, for young people with mild learning disabilities who present with a combination of developmental disorders, challenging behaviour, psychiatric illnesses and neuro-biological problems. Duties and responsibilities will include planning and undertaking, as directed by the Occupational Therapist, a selection of individual and group treatments using purposeful activity to enhance and maintain the young person’s skills. This includes facilitating a series of leisure pursuits such as arts and crafts and sports, sensory activities suitable for young people, facilitating a range of vocational skills such as gardening, and facilitating a range of personal and domestic daily living tasks, such as cooking and self-care tasks.  This supports the young people in order to develop their level of functioning leading to more independent living and managing challenging behaviours.

You should have:
  • An understanding of the role of Occupational Therapy.
  • Good team player and sound communication skills.
  • The ability to work under pressure.
  • The ability to build a rapport with this patient group.
  • Organisational skills and an ability to take initiative and complete delegated tasks.
  • Ability to lead activity groups under supervision.
  • Creative skills.
    For further information please contact Senior Occupational Therapist Dom Carlisle 01604 614358 or Laura Doran 01604 614347

Closing Date: 25th September 2018.