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Senior Occupational Therapy Instructor - Essex

St Andrew's Healthcare
Contract Type
Health & Medical
Expiry Date
22/10/2018 09:35:00
Senior Occupational Therapy Technical Instructor Essex (Intensive Support Therapist)Salary £21,142 - £23,557 Inclusive of London Fringe

Job Description

Senior Occupational Therapy Technical Instructor

(Intensive Support Therapist)

Salary £21,142 - £23,557 Inclusive of London Fringe Allowance
Career Level: Core Contributor (Band 4)
Hours: 37.5 hours per week

St Andrews Essex has a number of care pathways including psychiatric intensive care, mental illness, personality disorder, recovery and rehabilitation. The service has been designed to meet the complex needs of individuals from admission to discharge. There is a strong emphasis placed on inter-disciplinary working and providing an integrated, recovery focused therapeutic programme that uses a variety of treatment approaches.

We are interested to hear from motivated individuals who have a broad understanding of mental health and the various care pathways and; who are able to work well under pressure. We care for individuals with a range of mental health problems from an acute episode to long and enduring mental illness, so the successful individual would need to be compassionate and adaptable in their approach. The role will involve working across the site, engaging intensively with patients who are particularly challenging and reluctant to engage in any treatment and therapy.  Therefore, you will need to be flexible, dynamic and forward thinking individual.

As a Senior Occupational Therapy Technical Instructor you will have the opportunity to work with a highly motivated Occupational Therapy team. There will be opportunities to be involved in staff training and professional development as well as regular individual supervision from a Senior Occupational Therapist.

You should have:
  • A clear understanding of the role of Occupational Therapy within mental health
  • At least 2 years of experience of working in mental health
  • Good team working skills, sound communication skills
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • The ability to build a rapport with a challenging patient group
  • Organisational skills, an ability to take initiative and complete delegated tasks
  • Ability to lead therapeutic activity groups under supervision
  • Creative skills
  • GCSE level or equivalent in English and Maths

Please contact Narinder Sangha (Senior OT) on or 01268 723809 for an informal discussion about this role

Closing Date: Sunday 23rd September 2018