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Occupational Therapy Technician

Band 3

Main area
Mental Health
Band 3
Fixed-term - 12 months
37.5 hours per week
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SS Newham Coborn Adolescent Services
£22,535 to £24,517 pa inc HCA
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ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

Occupational Therapy Technician
Band 3
Full time 37.5 hours
Fixed Term 12 months

The Coborn Centre for Adolescent Mental Health is an in-patient unit for young people aged between 12-18 years with acute mental health problems and highly complex mental health needs. The unit is comprised of a twelve bedded Acute in-patient ward, a twelve and four bedded psychiatric intensive care unit and six places in the Day service.

We would like an experienced, dynamic, compassionate and dedicated Occupational Therapy Technician to join our service. The role involves facilitating therapeutic groups and offering individual, care planned, support to young people admitted to the Coborn unit. 

This post offers you the opportunity to use your imagination and creativity to really help make a difference to the lives of young people. We offer training opportunities to develop your creative and leadership skills. You will be working in a vibrant, energetic and nurturing environment.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate they are motivated and enjoy working with young people. They will need to be able to work shifts, which includes evenings and weekends. They are able to work collaboratively with the Coborn team and possess excellent communication skills.  Experience of working in a diverse multi-racial community and facilitating therapeutic groups with young people would be a benefit


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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For more information about the post, please contact Cliodhna Gillespie, Senior Occupational Therapist or Jyothi Nadarajan, Lead Occupational Therapist on Tel: 020 7540 6789