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Are you motivated to work in the area of Mental Health? Fantastic opportunities have arisen for Occupational Therapy Support Workers to join a CQC rated “Outstanding” hospital that specialises in providing the highest quality of service to people with longstanding mental health problems. Based in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, successful Occupational Therapy Support Workers will earn a salary of £18,749 per annum, pro rata.
The hospital service has 31 in-patient beds designated for restricted access or locked rehabilitation. It provides care and treatment for the full spectrum of mental health illnesses with all patients being funded by the NHS. Successful Occupational Therapy Support Workers will work alongside and assist the Occupational Therapist. As a an Occupational Therapy support worker you main duties will include but are not limited to:
Providing first hand support to the Occupational Therapist
Assisting within creative, patient centred therapy programmes for individuals/groups who experience mental health difficulties
Keeping up to date with new treatment methods
Conducting research projects relating to mental health
Planning and facilitating 1:1 and group activities with patients with complex mental health
Accompanying patients outside the Hospital on Section 17 Leave
To be considered for an Occupational Therapy Support role you must understand the need to work flexibly and creatively. The company are especially interested in speaking to candidates with previous experience working in Mental Health. In addition, the following key skills and experience are essential:
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Excellent interpersonal skills
Strong organisational and time-keeping skills
Practical with a proactive approach
Pro rata for a 2-week rolling pattern of 12.5-hour shifts (08:00-20:30), 3 days one week, 4 days the next, including alternate weekends.
Employee Assistance Programme
Excellent career progression
Team oriented environment
If you are interested in the Occupational Therapy Support Worker role, based in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, please submit your CV and covering letter detailing your skills and experience.