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Occupational Therapist

Employer
Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Location
Dawlish
Salary
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum pro rata
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Service
Prison and Forensic
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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The role
  • Are you someone looking to start a career in one of the UK’s most respected mental health trusts?
  • Would you like to be part of a dedicated team committed to those with mental health problems enjoy a better future?
  • Would you like to do a job that makes a difference every day?

This is a great opportunity to join our Occupational Therapy team at one of the country’s most respected providers of secure mental health services.

We are looking for a Band 5 Occupational Therapist to join our Occupational Therapy Team at Langdon Hospital.

As an Occupational Therapist at Langdon Hospital, you will play a key role in supporting our patients’ recovery through occupationally focused assessments, interventions and outcomes that are needs-led and evidence-based. This band 5 role covers the Langdon Hospital site, providing you with an opportunity to work within our medium and low secure services, as well as our open rehabilitation units.

You will also have opportunities to develop a wide range of clinical skills as well as supervising support staff and students. You will be encouraged to contribute to service development and quality improvement initiatives as well as participating in learning and professional development.
About you
You will possess a degree in Occupational Therapy or a Diploma from COT. Newly qualified occupational therapists are welcome to apply (we have an established preceptorship programme that will support your learning and development post-qualifying).

A positive and open attitude to multidisciplinary working is vital as is a strong patient focus and a desire to provide excellent support to people who use our services.

It is an exciting time to join us; our team is developing as we strengthen the role of occupational therapists at Langdon Hospital. Our goal is to deliver a recovery focused service that supports our patient’s hopes for the future and facilitates opportunities for individuals to learn and practice skills that will underpin their return to community life.

Please contact Emma Kershaw emma.kershaw8@nhs.net for a discussion or to arrange a visit.
Secure Services
We have 2 Local Delivery Units (LDUs) at various locations across South Devon including our Inpatient, Community Forensic and Criminal Justice Services as well as our Prison Mental Health Teams.

The Directorate supports people who, as a result of their mental health issues, have had contact with the legal system and need a safe and secure environment that enables them to receive a wide range of treatments, therapies and care to help them recover. This includes contact within Liaison and Diversion services; assessment and treatment within our 3 Devon prisons; secure inpatient care and discharge into the community.
About us

Overall Devon Partnership NHS Trust has been rated as ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commissioners and we have supported our medical leaders within national roles at the Royal College of Psychiatry and NHS England.

Our passion and commitment to achieve this shapes our vision, mission and strategy to promote good mental health and wellbeing. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services. All of our members of staff work to our organisational values.
Our offer to you
We recognise our people want to learn and develop, becoming the best that they can be. We offer all our staff a range of training opportunities including a variety of in-house training programmes designed and delivered by experts, and opportunities to access external training where appropriate.

In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive.

Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days of annual leave per year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years’ service withtheNHS so you can really enjoy what Devon has to offer
  • Individual personal development plans and a 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 staff networks
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and reduced public transport rates
  • Structured learning and development opportunities.
Living here
South Devon offers a beautiful coastal and countryside location with a wide range of social & leisure opportunities. This ranges from some of the best beaches in the Country, The Moors, Canals and rivers all of which can be accessed easily via foot, car, bike or boat, it’s no wonder Devon can also offer people the space to contemplate, to relax and reinvigorate yourself.

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