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Occupational Therapy Technical Instructor - Neuropsychiatry

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Occupational Therapy
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: £20,950

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Occupational Therapy Technical Instructor  

Salary £20,950

Hours:- 37.5 per week 


The Neuropsychiatry Division at St Andrew’s provides personalised care to adults who fall within a number of specialist areas such as: acquired brain injury, dementia, Huntington’s disease or chronic mental illness. Patients in our service present with a range of complex physical, behavioural and cognitive needs which require expert in-depth assessment and interventions to enable them to experience occupations that promote their wellbeing.

2 full time positions have arisen for a technical instructor within Neuropsychiatry working with our patients who are living with an acquired brain injury or Huntingdon’s disease.

This will be an opportunity for you to see our patients through the eyes of an occupational therapist and you will receive teaching and guidance about how to use occupation as a therapeutic medium.

Clinical and management supervision will be provided on a monthly bases, added to a scaffolding of daily support from the OT team.

You will work with a senior occupational therapist who will guide you through a comprehensive induction process and thereafter you will become a member of the occupational therapy team who can plan and implement group and one to one sessions. Sessions include personal care, community skills, cooking skills, social skills, and a variety of topic based groups and vocational opportunities. 

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.

  • Demonstrate previous experience of working within a care setting would be advantageous.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the St Andrews CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence.
  • Have a resilient personality and a willingness to work in a demanding environment.
  • Have a zest for expanding your outlook and an interest in understanding how occupation can impact an individual’s state of health.
  • Wants to be a change agent in promoting positive experiences.
  • Have the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Have good organisational and communication skills.
  • Build a rapport with patients and engage with them

This job is for anyone who holds an interest in understanding how activity can promote well being. If you enjoy a daily challenge, where you will experience personal growth and have a deep set conviction to care for others, then this job is worth considering.  

In return, you will be part of an enthusiastic, supportive and cohesive occupational therapy team

For more information about the post please contact, Gemma Thornton Senior OT. E mail

Closing date – Sunday 14th August 2022.