An exciting opportunity has arisen to work in South Cumbria as part of our innovative Care Home Education and Support Service. The post holder's primary base can be at either Murley Moss (Kendal) or Dane Garth (Barrow); input into both teams will be required and travel expenses will be covered accordingly.
The post holder will primarily work with individuals with a dementia diagnosis, living in a care home. They will use their knowledge and understanding of the relationship between occupation, the environment, and mental health, to act as a specialist resource for care home liaison services. The therapist will work with care home staff to deliver person-centred interventions, with the aim of supporting individuals to live a meaningful life.
Main duties of the job
South Lakes and Furness CMHTs are well-established with a friendly and supportive culture, and a strong focus on staff wellbeing. A visible and supportive leadership is committed to clinical supervision, preceptorship and professional development.
We use the Model of Human Occupation as the primary theoretical model underpinning our OT practice. There are many opportunities to develop and consolidate your skills in our Trust. You will benefit from regular supervision attendance at Best Practice groups. You will also have opportunities to apply for training relevant to your Personal Development Plan
You will be a registered Occupational Therapist and, as this is a community post, a driving licence and access to a vehicle is also essential although the Trust operates a subsidised lease car scheme.
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.
The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.
Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.
For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.
Job description Job responsibilities
Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- BSc Hons in Occupational Therapy or equivalent Occupational Therapy qualification
- Registration with the Health & Care Professions Council
- Knowledge of evidence based practice relating to occupational therapy
- Knowledge of mental health needs for older people, inc. dementia care
- Experience in functional assessment and activity analysis
- Application of the Occupational Therapy process
- Experience of managing a caseload
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