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Occupational Therapist - Community Rehabilitation

Employer
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
Location
Maidstone
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Community Rehabilitation Service provides a flexible range of mental health interventions to help clients complex mental health needs to manage their mental health more effectively and remain in their own homes. The team works in close partnership with Social Care and housing providers to ensure each client has the necessary resources available to enable them to engage in their rehab journey. Across the Community Rehabilitation teams, the clinical team consists of Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Nurses, and VCSE Workers.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated Occupational Therapist to join our new West Kent Community Rehabilitation Service.

Individuals will be expected to ensure the team is able provide input between the hours of 08:00 and 20:00 according to the needs of the service, including working someevenings, weekends and public holidays.

Main duties of the job

To assist in identifying, developing and providing the Occupational Therapy contribution within the multi-disciplinary service in accordance with the needs of service users and the requirements of the rehabilitation service.

To assess, plan, deliver and evaluate rehabilitation interventions for service users.

To manage a defined caseload of service users with rehabilitation needs that is service user centred, offers hope and adopts Nice Guidance for rehabilitation to promote recovery, better mental and physical health, relapse prevention and skill development.

About us

Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.

We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details and main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification

Training, Qualifications and Registration

Essential

  • Qualified and registered as an Occupational Therapist with Health and Care Professions Council.


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of (either through previous employment or student placements) of people with mental health problems.
  • Experience of (either through previous employment or student placements) of working with individuals and groups.
  • Experience of applying the OT process.


Desirable

  • Documented evidence of Continuing Professional Development.


Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Computer literate
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply national policies and procedures including but not limited to confidentiality, consent, risk management, service user involvement.
  • Knowledge in the application of relevant OT theoretical models, and approaches relevant to service user group.
  • Basic factual knowledge of the importance of enabling people to do the things they want, need or are expected to do to support them in being well in life.


Other

Essential

  • To be aware and demonstrate the Trust values.
  • To be able to travel efficiently throughout the area.


Employer details

Employer name

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust

Address

Albion Place, Maidstone

Albion Place, 23-29 Albion Place

Maidstone

ME14 5TS

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380-WK0132

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