Support service users in community settings, promoting confidence accessing community resources, developing or enhancing physical well-being and gaining their optimum levels of function, achieving a positive quality of life. Support Occupational Therapy staff in the implementation of occupational therapy treatment programmes. Carry out one-to-one interventions as directed by Occupational Therapists. Plan and facilitate group activities/interventions as directed by Occupational Therapists Maintain appropriate levels of purposeful and therapeutic activity Contribute to developing and reviewing aspects of the OT clinical programme, and maintain appropriate levels of purposeful and therapeutic activity in consultation with the Occupational Therapists. Promote, encourage and assist service users to engage and participate in the occupation. To be aware of individual service users’ needs through communication with Occupational Therapy and Nursing staff. To observe general behaviour, ability and response of service users to activities and communicate these observations to other members of the multidisciplinary team as appropriate. Report relevant aspects of service user’s performance, behaviour and treatment outcomes, and any concerns to the Occupational Therapists. Provide oral and written reports about service users as required
To be successful in this role, you’ll need
Experience as an OT assistant within a hospital or care setting or relevant practice in a similar care setting. Understanding of the role of Occupational Therapy Range of practical skills which are relevant to the post (cooking, baking, craftwork, art, fitness, sports, drama, education) Ability to work with individuals/groups within a supportive environment. Ability to present information and practical activity to groups and within individual sessions Able to use initiative within the area of delegated responsibility. Ability to carry out a range of administration tasks as designated by the Occupational Therapist. Must have adequate literacy and numeracy skills for short reports and completing administration tasks for the department/service. Ability to follow a structured work timetable and tasks as delegated.
Where you will be working:
You will be working at Spring Wood Lodge, a service that supports women over the age of 18 who have complex emotional and mental health problems associated with significant risk behaviors. Typically they have a diagnosis of personality disorder or a severe mental illness.
They may not have had their needs met in a general psychiatric service including acute inpatient units, community mental health teams or community personality disorder service. Working as part of a team, you will focus on active rehabilitation to achieve sustainable discharge.
What you will get:
Annual salary The equivalent of 33 days annual leave – plus your birthday off! Free meals and parking Wellbeing support and activities Career development and training Pension contribution Life Assurance Enhanced Maternity Package
There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check, holiday financing and much more.