Do you want to develop your OT career working in community mental health? Would you like to know that you have made a difference to people who have a number of challenges to their health and wellbeing? Do you want the opportunity to be part of HPFT who are currently rated as outstanding overall by CQC?
Main duties of the job
The post holder will work as a member of the multi-disciplinary Adult Mental Health Community Team. They will be responsible for clinical day to day service delivery, providing a high quality service to adults of all ages. The core functions are to provide both mental health and occupational assessment, care planning , individual and group interventions and care co- ordination, within the frameworks of recovery and enablement which embrace each individual's right to choice and control.
You will work closely with and supervise an OT assistant therapy practitioner and also have opportunity to support both OT students and OT apprentices .
HPFT has a strong OT leadership structure to support your professional development. As a University trust learning is a very important priority and includes inhouse training opportunities, access to external courses, peer learning groups and professional supervision.
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from the Care Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.
Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.
The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:
Our Trust values are:
Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.
These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!
Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?
Then please read on...
Job description Job responsibilities
For full details of the role and responsibilities for this vacancy please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification documents attached.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- BSc/MSc/PG Dip Occupational Therapy
- HCPC registration
- Proficient use of Microsoft Office and associated packages.
- Completion of preceptorship and/or evidence of having met the full KSF Gateway for Band 5 OT's
- Evidence of relevant post grad training.
- Membership of RCOT, including specialist section
- First line management training
- Solution Focussed Brief Therapy training
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy training
- Practice Placement qualification/APPLE accreditation
- AMPS/ESI/SI training
- Broad base of clinical experience
- Post registration experience in relevant clinical setting
- Applied experience of providing both individual and group work interventions.
- Specialist knowledge and experience of using the Model of Human Occupation assessment tools, or others appropriate to area.
- Experience of other specialist Occupational Therapy assessment tools, e.g. AMPS, Pool Activity Levels
- Documented evidence of continuing professional development
- Experience in providing advice, support and clinical supervision to junior staff and/or students
- Applied knowledge of Recovery principles and how these relate to OT
- Experience of working with people with mental health problems and/or learning disability in a variety of health and social care settings
- Previous experience of having worked at Band 6 level
- Experience in research or audit
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