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Occupational Therapy Support Worker

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Occupational therapy support workers assist qualified occupational therapists with their daily duties. They work with the occupational therapists, helping people with physical or mental health problems to lead more independent lives.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

Pay rates can vary depending on whether you are working with the NHS, with a private practice, or are self-employed. Within the NHS Agenda for Change scales occupational therapy support workers are paid on Band 3, £18,292 to £21,349 a year.

Assistant practitioner occupational therapy support workers on the higher grade are on Band 4, £20,911 to £23,597 a year.

The current pay scales are from April 2018.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Most occupational therapy support workers work for the NHS. Entry is competitive.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
35193
1.9 %
RISE
2023
35852
  United Kingdom
2018
351904
2.8 %
RISE
2023
361665

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT)
Tel: 020 7357 6480
E-mail: reception@thercot.co.uk
Website: http://www.rcot.co.uk/
Twitter: @theRCOT
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thercot

Skills for Health
Tel: 0207 388 8800
E-mail: contactus@skillsforhealth.org.uk
Website: http://www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/
Twitter: @Skillsforhealth
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skillsforhealth1

Skills for Health is the Sector Skills Council for the health sector.

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