Band 5 – Occupational Therapist
Are you a newly qualified or qualified Occupational Therapist looking for a new opportunity to work in an organisation that will help you develop and achieve your goals to become the best you can be? If so, you're in luck.
Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has an opportunity to join our Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team in South West Staffordshire, St Georges Hospital. We are an award-winning team and when you come to work with us, we will help you reach your full potential. Not only that, we will actively seek opportunities to share the great things you are doing, with others locally, regionally, and nationally.
As an Occupational Therapist from the NHS or private sector, you'll join a team that works in close partnership with Staffordshire Police and Mental Health Services, and you’ll join a Trust that puts people at the heart of what we do.
Your career with us will be enjoyable and rewarding as you develop specialist skills and make a real difference for some of the most vulnerable people in society.
It's a career that you can take pride in and enjoy, and together we can make life better for our communities.What you will get:
- An annual salary of up to £31,534 (37.5 hours per week) depending on experience
- 35 - 41 days annual leave – including bank holidays(depending on length of service)
- Ongoing career development and training
- NHS Pension Scheme – one of the most comprehensive and generous schemes in the UK
- Wellbeing support, such as access to the MPFT Staff Psychology Service, and additional wellbeing days, along with activities throughout the year
- Annual recognition event recognising our employees who live and breathe our values
- Flexible working opportunities
There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, a cycle to work scheme, an annual leave purchase scheme, and much more!Things that you will have:
What you will be doing:
- Registered Occupational Therapist
- Experience of working with people who have difficulty in engaging with services and have complex mental health needs
- Strong team-working skills
- A high level of self-motivation and a flexible approach
- A positive attitude and be naturally caring and compassionate
- A commitment to high-quality care and values and evidence-based practice
- Excellent teamwork skills, and professionalism
- As a Registered Occupational Therapist you will be part of a team providing a specialist adult mental health service. The service will deliver a pathway of care in accordance with the latest evidence-base, which puts the service user’s needs at the centre of the service.
- Each team member will be responsible for supporting a culture of “wrapping the service around the person” and will need to work flexibly in order to ensure that pathways work together as a whole service, to meet the person’s needs.
- You will have a level of knowledge and expertise acquired through in-depth experience of mental health issues underpinned by extensive post registration experience to develop skills, knowledge and an excellent values base. There is an expectation that all work is underpinned by theoretical and technical knowledge, in addition to practical experience gained from a degree/diploma in Occupational Therapy and other relevant training. Clinical service delivery will incorporate a range of graded therapeutic interventions using occupational performance to address skill deficits enabling the client in areas of self-maintenance, productivity and leisure.
- You will work within adult community mental health services, working primarily between Monday and Friday, with the potential of some weekend working to meet service user, carer and family needs. The work patterns and client base is unpredictable and there is regular exposure to highly distressing and emotional circumstances. The post holder will be responsible for the delivery of a range of high level occupational therapy specialist assessments that will assess occupational functioning, identifying risks and management plans in the process.
Here at MPFT, we understand that for the perfect career opportunity, you may need to relocate. That's why we're offering an attractive amount of funding to help you make that move!
We want you to feel entirely supported, both in work and outside of it - and since Staffordshire is a fantastic location, why not let us help you make that move a reality.
Working primarily between Monday and Friday, with the potential of some weekend working to meet service user, carer and family needs. Car is required
For more information please contact Jacquie Lakin-Woodward on 01785 783101 or email email@example.com
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