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Community OT Lead

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£38,890 to £44,503 a year pa
Closing date
10 Aug 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and flexible Band 7 Community Lead OT to support the implementation and delivery of the CMH Framework.

The role will involve working collaboratively with mental health specific services, and Voluntary Community and Social Enterprises (VCSE) partners.

You will have a recovery-focused approach and a proven track record of engagement with key stakeholders and other statutory providers to promote and embed effective and seamless partnership arrangements.

The role will be across all Community Services and there will be the need for shared learning and a consistent, collaborative approach.

The post will be countywide and the expectation is that that successful candidates will be able to travel to localities to engage with teams and the services within their local communities.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will have demonstrable knowledge and experience of evidence based models of OT practice and their application into mental health services; and how this applies to the aims of the Community Mental Health Framework and the National AHPs Deliver Strategy.

These roles will develop and change as the CMH Framework implementation plan progresses. Operational support with recruitment, retention, supervision as well as day to day support of peer workers, IPS workers and OT's will be part of the role.

The ability to lead with a positive attitude towards the change process is essential.

The successful candidate will receive robust supervision, support and guidance from the Area Service Managers and the Occupational Therapy Lead and Professional Lead for Community Services.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of making a positive difference in people's lives.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBTI+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description Job responsibilities

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  • To provide effective professional leadership and line-management to both occupational therapists and support staff in the specific clinical area, including the identification and addressing of training and developmental needs.
  • To be responsible for the recruitment of allocated staff in conjunction with the CMH Framework project team and CMHT Service Managers.
  • To be an integral member of the Occupational Therapy Leadership Team and work with the wider leadership team to ensure appropriate utilisation of skills and knowledge.
  • To support research activities, to ensure services are evidence-based where possible.
  • To ensure that there is an agreed annual programme of audit and evaluation and contribute to clinical governance and quality initiatives by leading on implementation as appropriate for the relevant service.
  • To facilitate the production of reports, accurate data and workload analysis systems, as required by Senior Managers.
  • To represent the Occupational Therapy Service on both internal and external groups, working in partnership with other services and agencies.
  • To ensure allocated staff receive regular supervision, appraisal and personal development, within the provision of a comprehensive supervision framework.
  • To be a member of and actively contribute to appropriate Directorate and/or Trust committees and working groups.
  • To lead on community partnerships and represent DHCFT at community health & wellbeing forums.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • oBSc (Hons) or equivalent Occupational Therapy qualification
  • oHCPC Registered
  • oEvidence of post-graduate training in mental health
  • oLeadership training
Skills Essential
  • oAble to communicate and negotiate effectively with staff at all levels.
  • oAble to commit to and work effectively within teams, MDT, and profession specific.
  • oEffective leadership skills.
  • oClear effective planning and decision-making skills.
  • oAble to establish good working relationships across the Trust and other agencies.
  • oDemonstrates the ability to professionally role model, empower and motivate staff.
  • oOccupational Therapy specific assessment and formulation skills.
  • oSupporting effective change management within teams.
Knowledge and Experience Essential
  • oMinimum of 4 years post qualification experience as an Occupational Therapist.
  • oCommunity mental health OT clinical experience.
  • oSupervision of O.T.'s and support staff.
  • oDemonstrated involvement in service development.
  • oDemonstrate evidence of leading clinical change initiatives.
  • oUnderstanding and evidence of working to a recovery approach.
  • oDemonstrate wider community partnership working & an understanding of asset based community development approaches.
Values Essential
  • Respect
  • Honesty
  • People first
  • Do your best

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