This is an exciting opportunity to join our Intensive Outreach Team (IOT), which covers the South East and part of the South West of Essex. If you are enthusiastic
, forward thinking
, enjoy a clinical challenge
and want to use ALL your OT skills
then this is the post for you.
If you are highly motivated and committed
, with a strong desire to succeed
and help to continue to develop a recovery focused service then you could be the person we are looking for. Ideally, you will have experience in mental health, excellent communication
and organisational skills
and an interest in working with people with complex and challenging needs
. Knowledge of the VdT Model of Creative Ability and an in-depth knowledge of motivation would be an advantage, although training will be given.
Join our Staff bank
What is Staff Bank?
Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.
All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.
If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.
Main duties of the job
To work as a Senior Clinician within a Rehabilitation Framework as part of the Intensive Outreach Team providing specialist psychosocial recovery-based interventions.
The Intensive Outreach Team uses a systemic approach ensuring that those with complex and challenging mental health needs are provided with a robust support framework to ensure their sustainability in the community. As the Occupational Therapist in the team you role is to identify and provide therapeutic interventions and strategies that support engagement and motivation, enable a person to be more functionally independent and to be empowered in their own life.
EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Open, Compassionate and Empowering. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;
- Season Ticket Loans
- NHS discounts for staff
- Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
- Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
- The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
- Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
- Day One Flexible Employer
The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment
Although Covid vaccinations are no longer a mandatory requirement within the NHS we continue to encourage and support the vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against Covid19. The safety of our staff and patients is a top priority for us at EPUT.
If you would like to book a Covid vaccination or would like more information please contact us by emailing email@example.com.
Job description Job responsibilities
The team comprises of various disciplines and work with various agencies to ensure the cohort of patients under the care of IOT have a seamless access to a variety of services. The post holder will be responsible for a rehab caseload and work as an integrated member of an effective team to support one another with the team caseload as required.
The IOT is made up of a small autonomously functioning friendly team who focus on working with individual's with a recovery focus to maximise access to the community and enhance quality of life.
To work autonomously utilising an Occupational Therapy framework to assess and provide interventions that empower, enable and support maximum functioning.
To advise and provide an Occupational Therapy perspective to other members of the MDT and wider network.
Developmental 5 to 6 will be accepted depending on experience. Minimum 1 year experience within Mental Health is required
Person Specification Knowledge/expertise Essential
- 2 Years post qualifying
- Mental Health Experience
Interest and suitability Essential
- Knowledge and understanding about the client group
- Working autonomously
- Voluntary work, Learning Disability experience
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