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Community Occupational Therapist

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Pro Rata
Closing date
27 Sep 2023
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Occupational Therapist to work with the Dementia Older Adults Mental Health (DOPMH) services in North Cornwall. This post is for 12 months fixed term , 32 hours per week, to cover maternity leave.We are looking for an experienced Occupational Therapist to join our multidisciplinary team. The successful applicant will have experience of working with adults with complex needs in a community setting. We work with people with a diagnosis of dementia and also functional mental health illness (age over 75) in their own homes, or in a residential or nursing care home.

This post is advertised as being based at Banham House, Bodmin, however this post covers two teams, the Camel DOPMH team, based at Banham House and the Valency DOPMH team, based at Elfordleigh Mental Health Resource Centre in Launceston.

The the successful applicant can choose which team office to be based from.

You will part of a comprehensive MDT, comprising of Consultant psychiatrist , Memory assessment nurse , Community psychiatric nurses, Senior mental health practionner, Health care assistants and Dementia liaison nurse.

Proposed interview date: TBC

Main duties of the job

As part of the Multi Disciplinary Team you will provide person-centred, skilled and effective specialist assessment, intervention, monitoring and review for designated individuals who are eligible for the DOPMH Service. You will be responsible for the maintenance of high levels of evidence- based learning disability practice, contributing to and facilitating Care Processes and Pathways.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications and Relevant Experience


  • Current professional registration - HCPC
  • Professional qualification - OT
  • Specialised knowledge of working with older adults with dementia/ functional mental health illness.


  • Experience of working with people with learning disabilities using specialist assessments and therapeutic interventions

Skills and Aptitude


  • Highly skilled in use of standardised assessments and professionally recognised non-standardised assessments
  • Able to use reflective practice and clinical supervision to provide high quality and specialist assessments and interventions
  • Evidence of training, teaching and supporting other staff in an MDT or multi agency setting

Personal Qualities


  • Enhanced communication and excellent interpersonal skills

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Banham House

Boundary Rd


PL31 2QT

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