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Occupational Therapist

Employer
South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Beckenham
Salary
£37,152 to £43,994 a year per annum inclusive of HCAs
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Service
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Here at the Bethlem Adolescent PICU, we pride ourselves in offering a comprehensive and a wide ranging ward program. As a testament to the value we place on engaging our young people and the importance we place on Occupational Therapy, we have employed three band 4 Occupational Health Assistants to deliver our OT and activity program. You will have a central role in leading the team of OT Assistants, providing supervision, support, and guidance. Our OT staff are fully integrated members of the ward team and post holders are expected to work a mixture of 9-5 and late shifts Monday to Friday to optimise the provision of activities outside of working hours.

The Bethlem Adolescent PICU opened just over two years ago and is the only child and adolescent PICU in south London. Since opening the unit has had a significant positive impact on the population we serve, managing to care for over 100 young people who may have otherwise had to travel great distances to receive PICU.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to work as a Occupational Therapist on Bethlem Adolescent PICU. This is an exciting opportunity to gain both Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) experience. The unit is an 8 bedded mixed Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit on the Bethlem Royal Hospital site caring for some of South London's most vulnerable adolescent population.

Working closely with the Ward Manager, Lead Occupational Therapist and the ward multidisciplinary team, you will deliver and develop OT provision to our Young People, focusing on a combination of occupational performance, complex mental health and risk issues. You will be responsible for group and specialist individual assessments. We endeavor to work in the least restrictive way, balancing risk with meaningful involvement with the young people will be a key role for the successful candidate.

You will require resilience, excellent interpersonal skills and possess a commitment to working with adolescents within the field of mental health. Additionally, you will have the ability to work independently, using initiative and to be a committed team player. You will be expected to have good activity grading skills as our young people are often functioning at different levels. You will be involved in various professional roles, supporting the day to day decisions, leadership of various individuals, projects and service developments.

About us

We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. There is an extensive range of excellent benefits for you and your family. We want you to feel like you are part of a close knit team at SLaM. It's important to us that you valued and appreciated and that are why we have a comprehensive benefits package on offer

Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
  • Generous pay, pensions and leave,we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance,flexible working and support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working and job sharing.
  • Career development,There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Car lease,our staff benefits from competitive deals to lease cars
  • Accommodation,our staff benefits from keyworker housing available which is available on selected sites
  • NHS discounts,with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.Other benefits include:
  • Counselling services
  • Wellbeing events
  • Long service awards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Staff restaurants


Job description Job responsibilities

Registered Occupational Therapist.

Post-graduate training relevant to Mental Health

Clinical post registration experience as an OT

Working in groups / Extensive clinical experience including individual and group work

Advising and supporting / supervising junior staff and students

Experience of working with people with challenging behaviours

Experience of specialist Mental Health settings

High level understanding of Mental Health disorders and treatment mode

Working knowledge of the principles of CPA (Care Programme Approach)

Applied knowledge of the principles of risk assessment and risk management

Specialist knowledge and application of OT assessments and interventions and outcome measures, relevant to client group

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Post-graduate training relevant to Mental Health
Desirable
  • Post-registration qualification
  • Post-graduate training
  • Membership of OT professional body and / or special interest group
Experience Essential
  • Clinical post registration experience as an OT
  • Working in groups / Extensive clinical experience including individual and group work
  • Experience of working with people with challenging behaviours
  • Experience of specialist Mental Health settings
  • Advising and supporting / supervising junior staff and students
Desirable
  • Experience of working in an inner-city, multi-cultural environment
  • Working with young people with mental health needs (pre or post qualification)
  • Practice Placement Educators course
  • Experience working on a PICU
Knowledge / Skills Essential
  • High level understanding of Mental Health disorders and treatment models
  • Detailed knowledge of legislation relevant to Mental Health and Specialist practice where appropriate
  • Working knowledge of the principles of CPA (Care Programme Approach)
  • Understanding of the importance of service user involvement
  • Specialist knowledge and application of OT assessments and interventions and outcome measures, relevant to client group
  • Applied knowledge of the principles of risk assessment and risk management
Desirable
  • Training and facilitation skills


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