We're offering an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to work with the Shepway Community Mental Health Service for Older People (CMHSOP).
We work with clients who have reached older age and are experiencing mental health difficulties such as depression, psychosis and complex emotional needs. We also provide a memory assessment service and offer specialist interventions for people with a diagnosis of dementia that have complex needs.
Do you have an interest in caring for older adults with mental health needs? Would you like to work within a supportive Team? Apply now, this could be the role for you!
Main duties of the job
Your role within the team would be varied, allowing plenty of opportunity to both demonstrate and develop your skills as well as offering a dynamic working life. You will have a caseload of community-based clients which would involve monitoring and assessment of mental health, risk and co-ordinating treatment plans. This also involves providing support to carers and loved ones.
You will have opportunity to be involved in all aspects of the memory service pathway including assessment, diagnosis and aftercare.
This role offers an excellent opportunity to develop organisational skills and clinical confidence. As a Band 6 clinician you will be working autonomously but you will have access to the support of the Admin Team, Mental health Support Workers, Psychologists, Consultant Psychiatrists, in addition to Nursing and Occupational Therapy colleagues. We work very closely as a Team providing plenty of opportunity to discuss clinical cases and risk.
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
- Conducting initial assessments of people with memory and mental health needs
- Managing a caseload of clients
- Providing occupational therapy specific assessments and interventions
- Being part of team meetings and MDT discussions
- Supporting and being a role model for junior colleagues
- Being part of the duty team, as required
- Supervision of a junior colleague
- Taking on a lead role in the team
Please see the attached job description for a full list of duties.
To work effectively as a clinician in the Community Mental Health Team for Older People ensuring that patients referred for assessment experience a smooth pathway through the referral, diagnosis and treatment process.
In return, we will offer you a thorough induction programme, an honest and genuine commitment to your career development, regular supervision and appraisal, and 1:1 coaching with a trained coach if you would like it. We will work with you to ensure you are able to work flexibly to balance your home and work life, whilst being able to fulfil your responsibilities to the service.
Please see job description for full details.
Person Specification Qualification Essential
- Degree in Occupational Therapy
- 2 years post qualification experience preferably
- Experience with mental health services
- Registration with the Health & Care Professions Council
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