Are you looking for a new challenge working with men with autism?Cedar Vale
is an Independent Hospital for men living with autism. Situated in East Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, Cedar Vale provides assessment and treatment for up to 14 men living with autism. The team can support people who are detained under the Mental Health Act, as well as those who have complex needs and behaviours, or who have significant difficulties with social engagement.
We offer access to a daily full time occupational therapy programme, psychological interventions, full nursing and psychiatric care ensuring a holistic package of care for all.
This role is 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday.In this role you will:
• Work closely with the Occupational Therapy team and onsite MDT who will assist you in the day to day duties and running of the OT department
• Manage a defined caseload of clients using evidenced based practice / client based principles
• Complete assessments which inform the planning and facilitation of interventions appropriate to the client’s needs, choices and interests
• Receive support from the OT Clinical Lead to further develop your OT experience and skillsWe are looking for people who have:
• A degree / postgraduate diploma (or equivalent) in Occupational Therapy, registration with the HCPC (Health Care Professions Council) and a member of the RCOT (Royal College of Occupational Therapy)
• Experience in the field of Mental Health is preferred
• Currently operating as a Specialist OT (Band 6) / or equivalent
• An understanding of Occupational Therapy process/interventions and can take a “hands on” approach
• The ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
• A good understanding of core Occupational Therapy skills and the motivation to keep up-to-date with current best practice in OT
• Excellent communication / time management skillsIn return we will offer you:
• Salary of up to £30,000 PA (DOE)
• Company pension scheme
• Free meals on duty
• Supervision by a highly specialist OT
• You will be in a small hub of OT with an experienced Head OT in a local service and excellent peer support. You will be part of bi monthly personal development groups with a specific focus on your service line.
• Opportunity to attend bimonthly OT meetings focused on CPD, service development, and clinical case discussion
• Training days throughout the year, provided by well-known and inspirational OTs such as Sue Parkinson (MOHO) and Eadaoin Breathnach (Sensory Attachment Intervention)
• CPD and research opportunitiesRequirements
The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS and reference check and an offer of employment will be subject to successful clearance.
If you are interested in applying for this opportunity and would like an informal discussion opportunity, please contact Rachel Yates (Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist) on Apply
*Please note - speculative recruitment emails are not to be sent directly to our clinical staff, these need to go via our internal recruitment team. If speculative candidates are sent directly to a member of the clinical team, we will consider these candidates as our own.*
Are you looking for a new challenge where you can make a positive difference?Apply now!