Community Occupational Therapist

Maidstone, Kent, England
ME17 4BU
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
22 May 2020
20 Jun 2020

Job Description

We have a new vacancy for a Band 5 Occupational Therapist to join our dynamic community mental health team, based at Albion Place, in Maidstone.

We are looking for an Occupational Therapist who is either about to or recently qualified and who have some experience of mental health services. Someone who has a strong interest in developing their skills in working with service users who have complex mental health needs. We are looking for a practitioner with good communication and liaison skills who is forward thinking and enthusiastic regarding innovative ways of working.

All the community teams across Kent are looking to deliver a new care pathway approach to working, where service users will have a menu of interventions available to them from the time they come into services experiencing mental ill health and throughout their recovery journey. These interventions would be offered by various professionals, but it has been recognized that Occupational Therapists play a key part in this process and in offering various interventions.

We are currently looking to develop the Occupational Therapy part of the care pathway approach with particular focus on setting up:

Recovery Groups - supporting individuals to understand and manage their own mental wellbeing and work towards achieving their goals and balancing their daily lives.

STROT - OT and Support Workers joint working supporting people to transition successfully in to primary care and accessing local resources and achieving their personal goals.

OT Personality Disorder group and individual work also supporting a PD Change program offering 8 educational sessions to support people understand and develop coping strategies for intense emotions.

Living Skills groups for those with long term conditions.

As well as various other Occupation focused interventions.

We are particularly interested in applicants who can have a keen interest in developing specialist skills in the areas the Model of human occupation(MOHO), 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.

You would be part of a group of Occupational Therapists within the larger team including a Band 6 Occupational Therapist who will be involved in providing supervision and support for you, along-side a Band 7 Clinical lead Occupational Therapist and the Operational Team Managers.

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.

If the successful applicant is newly qualified or about to qualify then a full preceptorship programme will be offered.

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, fle

Ref: GS008

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