Occupational Therapist

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
16 Aug 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Forensic Community Mental Health Team (FCMHT) for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist. The successful candidate will work across the whole of Derbyshire with adults with complex mental health needs and a forensic history who have been referred to the FCMHT. The role is based within the multi-disciplinary team working from Kingsway House or other delegated areas.

The successful candidate will have recent relevant experience of working in a forensic or mental health community setting. As a member of the FCMHT the successful candidate will be expected to adopt the policies and philosophy of the service. You will provide range of occupational therapy assessment and appropriate interventions based on the recovery philosophy and Model of Human Occupation (MoHO) framework.

You will also be involved in service development and quality improvement projects, leading on the development of the vocational rehabilitation pathway supporting individuals who want to work and find employment, building links with other partners and organisations.

Main duties of the job

You will deliver occupational therapy (individual and group) interventions within FCMHT, prioritising clinical needs to provide an effective service. You will identify OT goals as part of the overall care plan, using specialist OT assessment, treatment tools and pathways to help reduce recidivism

You will manage a diverse caseload of service users across all adult vulnerabilities facing complex mental health challenges, within the context of the Criminal Justice System or with forensic background. You will work closely with the multi - disciplinary team, giving you the opportunity to work with the OT, CPNs, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and Enablement Workers.

You will take the lead on the development of the vocational pathway supporting individuals to overcome barriers to gaining voluntary work and/or employment with the aim of improving social inclusion and reducing recidivism.

You will liaise with other partner agencies such as police, probation, CMHT and inpatient units.

You will build links with third sector partners and organisations.

As a clinical specialist practitioner, you are professionally and legally accountable under the HCPC code of professional practice.

The post holder must be a car user with a driving licence and must be able to travel across Derbyshire for visits.

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

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Degree/ Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Fieldwork Educator's qualification
Knowledge Essential
  • Demonstrate a minimum of 2 years post registration clinical expertise in mental health.
  • Post-registration experience in forensic or community adult mental health setting

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