Occupational Therapy Technical Instructor

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Occupational Therapy
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: From £17750

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Technical Instructor Occupational Therapy

Mens Medium Secure Integrated Practice Unit, Cranford Ward (Older Adults)


Career Level A ( NHS Band 3)

Salary: From £17,750

Full time, 37.5 hours Monday - Friday



An opportunity has arisen for a Full Time Technical Instructor to work within our Older Adults Service (Cranford Ward) Men's Medium Secure Integrated Practice Unit (IPU) on the Northampton site in William Wake House.


We are looking for an enthusiastic, organised and reliable individual to work within our Occupational Therapy team helping to deliver a robust assessment and treatment service to our IPU. As Technical Instructor you will have the opportunity to work within a highly motivated OT team. You will be expected to deliver a wide range of interventions under the instruction and support of a Registered Occupational Therapists. Your duties will include supporting the existing therapy programme and contributing new ideas for both individual and group interventions to support patient recovery and well being. As a creative and adaptable individual you will demonstrate your ability to maintain excellent communication skills and show adaptability in responding to the needs of a diverse patient group. 


The successful post holder will bring specific skills to the team, adding to the existing range of interventions within the areas of personal management, leisure and vocation.


About you

You will have or will be prepared to develop your skills and understanding of the needs of the older adult population and explore the best ways to support the recovery of this patient group. An understanding or drive to develop a sound knowledge of a variety of Mental and Physical health issues and an ability to establish and use therapeutic rapport is essential.
There will be opportunities to be involved in staff training and professional development as well as regular individual supervision from a Registered Occupational Therapist.

As a Technical Instructor you will develop a sound understanding of Occupational Therapy,  its models of practice, using your excellent communications skills to the advancement of the team to develop best interventions for the patients in our care. Ability to demonstrate resilience and be an integral team player & to work under pressure while still building and maintaining rapport with the patients. 


You will also have the confidence to deliver planed interventions and the flexibility to potentially deliver these out of standard hours.

In return

We offer an excellent benefits package including  competitive salary, 35 days holiday per annum, car lease scheme, free parking, cycle to work scheme, access to vocational qualifications and much more.


Closing Date: 15th September 2019

Interviews W/C 23rd September 2019