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Therapy Assistant

Reference

PRI38604

Location

Beverley House, 527-529 City Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B17 8LL

Priory Group Division

Healthcare

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

£17,597.25

Hours

37.5

Job Advert - Division Information

Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve?

We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort.  So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.

Job Advert Role Description

Beverley House is a 24-bedded rehabilitation hospital for women over the age of 18, situated in the heart of the community in Birmingham.
Patients admitted to Beverley House may be informal or detained under the Mental Health Act with a primary diagnosis of mental illness and personality disorder with complex needs


We are looking for an experienced individual to work with our female patients.  As part of your role, you will be responsible for providing high quality  service under the supervision of the Lead Occupational Therapist.  You will support with the delivery of a full ward programme which will include facilitating groups and managing a case load of patients for invididual therapy sessions.   You will be involved in  Risk Assessments and Management.  You will have the opporturnity  to work creatively and flexibly to develop and implement innovative practice and service developments.  You will also be responsible for inputting data on Carenotes, and completing 12 week timetable. 
Role requirements:
Skills & Knowledge:
•Knowledge and understanding of the principles of Occupational Therapy
•IT literate
•Basic knowledge of the principle of clinical governance
•Understanding of the CPA process
•Knowledge of current legislation including the MHA, and legislation specific to this
•Effective written and verbal communication skills
•Understanding of issues relating to clinical  specific settings
Experience:
•Experience of working with service users in a mental health setting
•Experience of departmental working
•Experience of running therapeutic and activity groups
Personal skills
•Motivated, energetic and flexible
•Attention to detail
•Able to stay calm and work effectively under pressure/stress
•Evidence of coping strategies to deal with stress/challenging experiences
•Aware of own training needs
•Able to communicate effectively with people at all times
•Able to maintain confidentiality of all colleagues and service users
A qualified driver with current driving license and willing to drive the company vehicle would be an advantage.  
Other
The postholder will undertake Breakaway and Management of Violence and aggression (MVA) training and this requires a certain level of physical fitness and ability.
The role requires a total working hours of 37.5 from Monday to Sunday.
 

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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.

Disclosure

All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

Closing Date

16/07/2020