Senior Occupational Therapist
Canterbury, Kent, England
- Full time
- Job level
- Qualified (non-manager)
- 20 May 2020
- 18 Jun 2020
The trust is expanding its specialist perinatal mental health service. We are recruiting two part time (30hrs a week) Occupational Therapists (OT's) to work within the new specialist multi-disciplinary, Mother and Infant Mental Health Service (MIMHS), one in East Kent & one in West Kent.
The successful candidate's will provide specialist Occupational Therapy services to mothers, infants and families during the perinatal period. Delivering specialist OT assessment, therapy, advice, supervision and consultation as required. The role will include the active involvement in the multi-disciplinary development of the specialist Community perinatal mental health service. The post holder will work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the services policies and procedures.
The post-holder may work in various settings including primary/secondary care community venues such as GP practices, maternity units, Children's Centres, client's homes and inpatient settings.
You will hold a diploma / degree in occupational therapy and professional accreditation/registration with the HCPC.
KMPT Staff Benefits:
NHS pension scheme
Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits.
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,
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
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 really value our nurses and the skills they bring. To recognise this we offer a New Hire Bonus of £1200 pro rata for band 5 and 6 nursing staff.
Probation Period. New employees external to Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust are subject to a six month probationary period.
To deliver an effective service it is essential in some of our roles that you are able to travel between work bases in a timely manner.
Production of false or forged documents/qualifications in order to obtain employment is a criminal offence and will be reported to the Police.
Disclosure and Barring Service Check.
Certain roles are subject to criminal record check called Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Therefore you will be required submission of completed Disclosure form to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
In cases where we receive high volume of applications for a post, it may be necessary to bring the closing date fo