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Occupational Therapy Technical Instructors

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Occupational Therapy
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: £22,100

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We have exciting opportunities for Technical Instructors to join our Charity to support our patients across a number of Services

If you're looking to develop your career in Occupational Therapy then these could be the jobs for you

Full-time 37.5 hours per week

Our Occupational Therapists are experts in understanding the link between occupation and health. We support individuals to function as independently as possible by helping them to acquire skills that are necessary for day-to-day living.

Our Charity

St Andrew’s Healthcare is a charity providing specialist mental healthcare services. We work in partnership with a number of NHS, voluntary, educational and research organisations to deliver a range of specialist inpatient and community mental healthcare services, education and research that helps to improve the lives of people with complex mental health needs.

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.

Our Site and Services

The Northampton site hosts services that include: Learning Disability; Autism; Medium Secure Forensics including our Deaf Service; Acquired Brain Injury; Dementia and Huntington’s Disease; Low Secure and Specialist Rehabilitation (including PICU); CAMHS and Community Partnerships, as well as our Academic and Research and Innovation Centres, offering great opportunities to broaden and develop your skills in the future. 

A bit more about the role

The successful applicants will join a large Occupational Therapy team. Duties are varied and you will work with experienced Occupational Therapists who will guide you through a comprehensive induction process and thereafter you will become a member of the 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. 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 basis, added to a scaffolding of daily support from the OT team.

A bit more about you 

We are seeking people who:

  • Ideally demonstrate previous experience of working within a care setting
  • Have a resilient personality and a willingness to work in a demanding environment
  • Have a zest for expanding their outlook and an interest in understanding how occupation can impact an individual’s state of health
  • Want 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
  • Can 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


We offer an excellent benefits package including: Pension; Sickness policy on par with the NHS; Access to the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts schemes; 35 days annual leave (including bank holidays), increasing to 41 after 10 years' service; Life cover; Electric Car lease scheme; Cycle to work scheme; Healthcare cash plan; Free parking; Paid DBS application; Access to free vocational qualifications. On-site facilities such as gym and swimming pool access and cafés all set within beautiful grounds.