Community Occupational Therapist

Gillingham, Dorset, England
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
19 May 2020
17 Jun 2020

Job Description

We have a vacancy for 2 Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our dynamic community mental health team, based at Canada House Gillingham. 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.

We are particularly interested in applicants who can have a keen interest in developing specialist skills in the areas of assessment, CBT, Psychosocial Interventions, Use of the Recovery Model, and care of those with Personality Disorder. Potential post-holders should be able to demonstrate a capacity for creative and flexible working, and a willingness to work in a diverse, challenging and multi-agency environment.

The existing multi-disciplinary team is comprised of Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Consultant Psychiatrists, Support Workers, Admin and Clerical workers. We provide a range of secondary mental health interventions within a recovery model that includes specialist individual work, and group-work therapy. We adopt a strong multi-disciplinary approach to ensure an effective response to meet the needs of our service users.

A commitment to continued professional development is essential. We offer ongoing clinical and professional supervision and access to relevant courses to support you in developing your career. You will be responsible for appraisal, development and a mentorship programme will be offered where indicated.

If your application is successful, you will be notified by e-mail. Therefore, please ensure that you regularly check your NHS jobs account.

KMPT Allied Health Professionals launched their first AHP Strategy in 2018 focused on enabling independence, transforming transitions and influencing health and wellbeing in order to help individuals rebuild their lives.

KMPT Staff Benefits:
NHS pension scheme

Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits.

Please see Apply. Apply/Pensions.aspx for more details.
Annual leave for Agenda for Change

On appointment to NHS 27 days for full time or pro rata if part time
After 5 years NHS service 29 days full time or pro rata if part time
After 10 years NHS service 33 days full time or pro rata if part time

Plus bank holidays that's up to 41 days - more than 8 weeks paid time off!

Medical staff have national Terms and Conditions.
Buying and selling of annual leave is also available as part of our flexible approach to staff benefits.
Recommend a friend campaign

If you already work for us you could refer a friend from outside of the Trust to any of the roles below and you can receive £1000 if they are successfully recruited; Nursing staff - RMN RGN RNLD - Band 5 and 6, Medical Doctors, Clinical Psychologist and Allied Health Professionals,
Flexible working

Covers job share, term time working, flexible shifts etc. Just ask and we will try to help.
Statutory and occupational maternity, paternity or adoption leave

Dependant on length of NHS service
Other paid/unpaid leave

This can be for Jury Service, Reserved Armed Forces, etc. This is paid outside of annual leave.

Non paid leave for career breaks
Staff Support

KMPT offer a face to face counselling service for any issues not just work related problems.
NHS discounts and shopping vouchers

Staff can sign up to Red Guava, PS discounts and Health Service Discounts to receive a variety of discounts in travel, fashion, technology, mobile phone contracts, food and drink, days out etc.
Learning and Development opportunities

In addition to the mandatory subjects there are a number of leadership, management and staff topic areas, including coaching and mentoring.

KMPT is committed to supporting all new staff and this includes a comprehensive Induction programme. The duration of the programme is dependent on role and can be from 2 days to 4 weeks (not always consecutive days).
The Induction programme will provide an excellent opportunity for new staff to meet and engage with KMPT's subject specialists and will include the essential training required.
The programme may involve some travel to the various training venues across Kent and Medway, the main ones being Canterbury, Maidstone and Dartford.

Lease car scheme Cycle to work scheme The list goes on.........!

New starter bonus. At the Trust we rea

Ref: RM348G

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