Community Occupational Therapist

Gillingham, Dorset, England
SP8 4TB
Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust £ 32.306 - 39.027 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 32.306 - 39.027 Per year
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
11 May 2022
Closes
9 Jun 2022

Job Description

Job overview

We are currently looking for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join the team in Ashford and Canterbury CMHT. This is an exciting time as we look to join up the Occupational Therapy provision across the area with both virtual and in person interventions, with post holder being able to work from either base.

We are restructuring the service to put a new emphasis on delivering interventions, of which Occupational Therapy is identified as key to service provision. We have an established team of OTs that we are looking to expand as provide more group and individual interventions to our service users.

Our service focuses on promoting recovery for those people diagnosed with severe and enduring mental ill health. We provide comprehensive multi-disciplinary services and work closely with local specialist mental health teams, tertiary service providers, primary care, local statutory and non-statutory agencies, service users and carers.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an occupational therapist with a core mental health occupational therapy background with demonstrable skills and interest in working with service users who have complex mental health needs. You must have experience of working with mental health service users as a qualified practitioner. We are looking for a practitioner with good communication and liaison skills who is forward thinking and enthusiastic regarding innovative ways of working.

You will be part of a group of occupational therapists within the larger team and will be supported by a band 7 clinical lead occupational therapist and operational team managers. You will also have the opportunity to provide supervision and support to junior OT staff as well as support workers.

Working for our organisation

Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.

We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
The Occupational Therapy Leadership, supported by the wider occupational therapy staffing, have been instrumental in developing clinical care pathway occupational therapy specific interventions. The post holder will be using their core occupational therapy skills to deliver Occupational Therapy interventions and with this manage a caseload of those requiring Occupational Therapy and support from secondary mental health services. The post holder will work closely with other Occupational Therapy Colleagues as well as the rest of the MDT to deliver comprehensive mental health support to those requiring input from the Community Mental Health Team.

Our clinical care pathways focus on initial interventions for people newly referred to services, interventions for people with personality disorders and interventions for people with enduring conditions. This is supported by our Allied Health Professions Strategy focused on enabling independence, transforming transitions and influencing health and wellbeing in order to help individuals rebuild their lives. The care pathways will be delivered by various professionals, and it has been recognised that occupational therapists play a key part in this process. Interventions delivered include a range of occupational therapy groups and individual occupational therapy assessment and treatment. We are currently delivering groups virtually, but are looking forward, over the coming months to delivering both virtual and face to face group interventions. We have developed groups to support those develop skills and techniques in managing their emotions, others facilitating the development of life skills and to improve ADLs as well as supporting people to look past their diagnosis and reflect on their recovery journey and set goals to work towards their future aspirations. In addition to this there has been a focus on occupational therapists joint working with support workers to facilitate transitions to primary care. As well as delivering one to one OT interventions there are opportunities to develop a range of skills and deliver focussed interventions to indiv

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Job Details

Community Occupational Therapist

Gillingham, Dorset, Englandd Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Pay
£ 32.306 - 39.027 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Hours
Full time
Posted
11 May 2022
Type
Permanent
Closes
9 Jun 2022

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