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Occupational Therapy Technical Instructor - Essex

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Occupational Therapy
  • Location: Essex
  • Salary: From £23,350 - £25,060 (dependent on experience) including Essex Fringe Allowance £1,250

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Location: Basildon, Essex

Salary: from £23,350 - £25,060 (dependent on experience) + Essex Fringe Allowance £1,250

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

St Andrews Essex has a number of care pathways including psychiatric intensive care, mental illness, personality disorder, recovery and rehabilitation. The service has been designed to meet the complex needs of individuals from admission to discharge. There is a strong emphasis placed on inter-disciplinary working and providing an integrated, recovery focused therapeutic programme that uses a variety of treatment approaches.

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic Occupational Therapy Technical Instructor.  You will work with an OT team to undertake assessments and treatment within a forensic psychiatric setting.

Under the support and guidance of a registered Occupational Therapist, you will use technical and creative skills to provide patient centred programmes of therapeutic activities, to enable an individual to achieve their goals. You will have the opportunity to undertake training to improve your knowledge and skills to enable you to develop in this OT TI role.

As an Occupational Therapy Technical Instructor you will have the opportunity to work with a highly motivated Occupational Therapy team. There will be opportunities to be involved in staff training and professional development as well as regular individual supervision from a Senior Occupational Therapist.

You should have:

  • An understanding of the role of Occupational Therapy.
  • Good team working skills, sound communication skills.
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • The ability to build a rapport with a challenging patient group
  • Organisational skills, an ability to take initiative and complete delegated tasks
  • Ability to lead therapeutic activity groups under supervision
  • You will have a positive, non-judgmental attitude and work well within a team.
  • Creative skills                                      

We would encourage you to make contact with the OT team to talk in more detail about the job role.

“Our patients and your colleagues will expect you to live the St Andrew’s CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence every single day.”