Occupational Therapy Assistant

  • Date Posted:
  • Recruiter: Via CV-Library
  • Location:Hove
  • Sector:Social Care
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Salary:£23500/annum Plus Benefits GBP

Job Description

Working as a Occupational Therapy Assistant at Brighton & Hove Clinic, you will join the team that provides psychiatric services, outpatient therapies, and day care programmes for adults and young people who are experiencing difficulties with their life circumstances.

The Child and Adolescent outpatient clinic is for young people between the ages of 12 to 18 years, providing treatment for a wide range of conditions to help them manage any mental health issues whilst maintaining an as comfortable and confident lifestyle.

The activity programmes will be based on a therapeutic approach to care and will be monitored daily, ensuring safety is maintained and all participate your programmes and to support those who lack motivation within sessions.

You will work alongside the team at Brighton & Hove Clinic to ensure service users have access to therapeutic interventions to meet their recovery needs and are provided with a range of activities and initiatives to promote healthier lifestyles and skill development.

As an Occupational Therapy Assistant, you will work 37.5 hours a week and will be working flexible hours to support the needs of the service, this includes some evenings and weekends. This a great opportunity to utilise and develop your creative and organisational skillset as you will be responsible for providing cultural events for the ward and hospital.

Hours: 37.5 Full-Time

*You must live in the UK and have the Right to Work in the UK full time*

Our Occupational Therapy Assistant role involves:

Daily, monitoring programme activity and being proactive in ensuring that meaningful therapeutic activity is provided safely
To facilitate meaningful activities on an individual and group basis
Assist in writing and updating Risk Assessments for activity and risk of environment for all relevant interventions
Working collaboratively with the Multi-Disciplinary Team members on patient activity
Working flexible working hours to suit the needs of the service
Contributing to the creation of patient and ward timetables, ensuring that patients have access to therapeutic interventions to meet their recovery needs and are provided with a range of activities to promote healthier lifestyles and skill development
Providing effective and accurate clinical entries and outcome of activities using an electronic patient database system
Developing patients' programmes as informed by individual patient's needs
To use creative and organisational skills in providing cultural events for the ward and hospital
Supporting patients in developing vocational skills using activity and engagement
Supporting patents within community integration, running community based activities using public transport and locally-based resources
Supporting the MDT by contributing within ward discussions, community meetings and reflective practice discussions
Working with patients individually in specific interventions as recommended by the Multidisciplinary team, in order to enable patients to meet their recovery needs
Working individually with patients that lack motivation, supporting them to engage
Liaising with the MDT to enhance staff/client working relationships
Participating in monthly clinical supervision with the Occupational Therapist and the organisation's system of appraisal
Participating in team building and other staff support measures in order to help the team develop
Participating in and actively supporting the hospital's quality improvement programme
Being conversant and follow corporate, hospital and local policies and procedure
Complying with the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and related legislation
Engaging in Continual Professional Development (CPD) opportunities when available
Experience developing and facilitating psychoeducational sessions
Develop links with other supportive external agencies as well as facilitate onsite workshops
Be able to manage the activities budget; including petty cash; reconciling receipts etc
Managing resources and timely re-ordering in order stock levels of craft and art activities
Coordination of Community Meeting; chairing the meeting in absence of volunteer; subsequent completion of actions and documentation and dissemination of minutes to all staff
To be successful in this role, you'll need:

Previous experience of working with adults and or young people with mental health disorders
Any other specific skills which can be utilised in this setting: Art & Craft, Horticulture, Cooking, Music
Good communication, effective computer, and good organisational skills
Previous experience of organising/facilitating social events and activities
Any relevant certificates, courses, and skills that would enhance the delivery and diversity of therapeutic activities
Ability to design meaningful activity timetables and source inventive activities suitable and relevant to the service user cohort
Where you will be working:

Location: 14-18 New Church Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 4FH

What you will get:

Annual salary of £23,500
The equivalent of 33 days annual leave – plus your birthday off!
Free meals
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 and much more.

About your next employer:

You will be working for an established, stable, and agile company with over 8,000 employees and a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 90 services across England and Wales covering Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is opportunity for you to grow and move.

Elysium Healthcare is part of Ramsay Health Care with a global network that extends across 10 countries and employs over 86,000 people globally.

The safety of our service users and colleagues is our priority and as such we encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19.

Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person's individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service