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Occupational Therapy Assistant. Job in Maidstone Care Jobs

Maidstone, Kent
Job Type
Full Time
10 Jun 2022
Post: Occupational Therapy Assistant

Salary: £22,500 per annum

Base: Cygnet Hospital Maidstone, Gidds Pond Way, Weavering, ME14 5FT

Responsible for: Supporting Occupational Therapists to perform their role in the assessment, treatment and development of individuals in our care.

Responsible to: Ward Occupational Therapist and Head of Occupational Therapy (Line manager).

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Location: Cygnet Hospital Maidstone, Gidds Pond Way, Weavering, ME14 5FT

Service Line: Mental Health Adults Female (Personality Disorder)

Summary of the site:

Cygnet Hospital Maidstone is our state-of-the-art, 63 bed mental health facility for adults situated in the Kent Medical Campus in Maidstone.

Cygnet Hospital Maidstone is purpose built to meet the latest national specifications for improving mental health within a therapeutic environment. The hospital will provide an important and much-needed service for local patients from Kent.

The hospital is split into four distinct wards, each offering specialist mental health services:

Roseacre Ward - Highly Specialised Personality Disorder service for women
Kingswood Ward - High Dependency Rehabilitation service for men
Bearsted Ward - Specialist PICU Service for Men
Saltwood Ward - Male low secure wardThe hospital's services have been requested and agreed by local and regional NHS bodies to meet the urgent demand for specialist mental health services within Kent. The aim is to ensure that local people can be treated close to home and as near as possible to their friends and family.

Summary of the ward: Roseacre is Cygnet Hospital Maidstone's Personality Disorder service for Women. Roseacre supports women with a history of Personality Disorder, self-harm and trauma. You do not need experience in Personality Disorder services; however a willingness to learn new skills.

MDT: There is a highly experienced Multi-Disciplinary Team made up of a consultant psychiatrist, specialty doctor, occupational therapist, psychotherapist, assistant psychologist, social worker, registered mental health nurses and healthcare assistants.

In this role you will:

Deliver planned activities for patients under the direction of the ward Occupational Therapist (OT) and Multidisciplinary Team
Assist the OT in the day to day duties and running of the department
Undertake assessment and intervention programmes with clients as delegated by a senior occupational therapist underpinned by appropriate experience / knowledge
Contribute ideas, create and facilitate events and activities safely and support people to structure their time through meaningful activity
Have involvement in the delivery of one to one and group interventions
Implement individual care plans during activity sessions and take into account specific interests and opportunities to promote choice and independenceIf you feel you suit the criteria and have an interest in mental health and Occupational Therapy, then please make an application today.

5 reasons why you should make an application today…

We care about people in our services
We are a very supportive and friendly team
You will be an integral part of a large, well established MDT with extensive experience to draw from
We offer lots of in-service training in OT assessments and interventions
We support the learning and professional growth of our staff members and offer e-learning and training opportunities on a multitude of mental health topicsThe Successful Candidate should be/have:

A good understanding of mental health diagnosis
Knowledge of recovery approaches and social inclusion
Experience of supporting service users with mental illness
A relevant healthcare qualification is desirable
Effective communication skills, good organisations skills and a positive attitudeIn return we will offer you:

A competitive salary of £22,500 per annum
Opportunities to undertake further learning and development.
Training days provided by highly experienced and renowned OT specialists
Regular supervision with experienced Occupation
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  • Job Reference: 621227066-2
  • Date Posted: 10 June 2022
  • Employer: Cygnet Health Care
    Cygnet Health Care
  • Location: Maidstone, Kent
  • Salary: £22,500
  • Sector: NHS, Therapy Services
  • Job Type: Full Time