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We provide a large number of mental and physical health services. Poor physical and mental health are linked and our ambition is for people to have their physical and mental health problems identified, assessed and treated at the same time.
The work of our staff is very wide-ranging. Some of the things we do include:
- helping children and young people with mental health issues
- supporting new mums suffering post-natal depression
- assessing people detained under the Mental Health Act
- helping people get active, eat well and take care of their own wellbeing
- treating people who have dementia or experience problems thinking and remembering
- helping people remain independent in the community
- running high secure services at Broadmoor Hospital.
We are a teaching Trust and all staff receive support throughout their career to grow and develop. Our staff also have access to some of the leading research programmes in mental health and, whatever your role, there are opportunities to develop skills and clinical practice by being part of ground-breaking work.
We take care of our staff with a series of employee benefits, including flexible working, car lease schemes and exclusive discounts on a wide range of products and services, from washing machines to holidays. We also offer a generous relocation package.
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Are you a registered Occupational Therapist looking for a new challenge in a community setting? Come and join our friendly and well established multi-disciplinary team, who work together to help people regain their dignity and live the best life possible. This is an opportunity which will offer you the chance to develop your clinical skills and establish supervisory skills.
We are seeking a Band 5 Occupational Therapist with at least one year post qualifying experience to join our Community Occupational Therapy team in Hounslow. We are looking to recruit a new team member who is committed to making a positive difference to the lives of our service users and is passionate about Recovery and Mental Health. This is an opportunity to work within an exciting and diverse area of outer London. You will be based at Hounslow Recovery Team East, 729 London Road, Hounslow, TW3 1SE. The team working hours are Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm and the trust offers flexible working.
The Hounslow Recovery Team works with adults with mental health conditions to provide innovative and effective support and interventions. The team has recently moved into a Clinical Pathways' model for Psychosis, Complex Depression, Anxiety and Trauma, and Personality Disorder. The team work with service users and carers to help maximise independent functioning, focusing on discharge to less supportive accommodation and actively promoting recovery. Our aim is to enable and empower people to reach their potential and to live fulfilling lives through providing recovery and reablement focused services that yield positive outcomes for our service users and their carers. Using a recovery pathway, we help people to maintain their health and move towards greater autonomy, managing their illness and maintaining their independence in the community.
The occupational therapists facilitate a number of groups as part of an integrated MDT group programme involving third sector providers and the recovery college amongst others. The role will particularly support service users' access to social inclusion opportunities as part of their recovery pathways. You will work closely with the inpatient team, Recovery College, Employment support, Peer support workers and the local authority to facilitate effective interventions.
You will work alongside a Band 7 occupational therapist, two Band 6 occupational therapists, and an occupational therapy technician. Your role will involve developing the Occupational Therapy service across the pathways and the provision of OT assessments and interventions in collaboration with the wider MDT. The Occupational Therapists' apply the Model of Human Occupation theory to their practise.
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