Job DescriptionAn opportunity has arisen for Two Occupational Therapy Technical Instructors to join St Andrew's Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) Integrated Practise Unit (IPU), Northampton. The CAMHS Pathway is located within FitzRoy House, the largest CAMHS secure service in Europe. This has been designed to meet the complex needs of adolescents with psychiatric, social, psychological and emotional difficulties.
You will work alongside a registered Senior Occupational Therapist working on one of our mental health low-secure admission wards with girls from 13-18 years of age.
You will be based on the ward and hours are flexible dependant on clinical need.
Duties and responsibilities will include planning and undertaking, as directed by the Occupational Therapist, a selection of individual and group interventions using therapeutic activity and meaningful occupations. This includes facilitating a series of leisure and vocational pursuits such as arts and crafts, horticulture and sports activities suitable for young people and facilitating a range of personal and domestic daily living activities, such as cooking and self-care tasks. This supports young people to function as independently as possible by helping them to acquire skills that are necessary for day-to-day living.
You will receive regular clinical supervision from the Senior Occupational Therapist and have the opportunity to work with a highly motivated team, be involved in staff training and personal development and have the opportunity to develop your skills in using therapeutic strategies and approaches, developing skills in running therapy groups and using sensory strategies.
You should have:
A clear understanding of the role of Occupational Therapy within Mental Health.
Good team player and sound communication skills.
The ability to work under pressure
The ability to build a rapport with young people .
Organisational skills and an ability to take initiative and complete delegated tasks.
Ability to lead therapeutic activity groups under supervision.
Please contact Karen Johnson on 01604-533619 or Lauren Crozier-Moore on 01604-614514 for more information
Closing Date 22nd October 2018.