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Occupational Therapist

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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We are looking for a keen and enthusiastic full time 37.5hours band 5 Occupational Therapist to cover maternity leave on 12 month contract. The post holder will work with adults with learning disabilities in the Trafford area.

This role is based within the Adult CLDT Trafford, as part of the Learning Disabilities, Neuro-Developmental Disorders and Acquired Brain Injury care group.

The post holder will work within the Occupational Therapy service and as a key member within the multidisciplinary team.

The CLDT is a multi-disciplinary health team which is collocated with our social service colleagues and we are based in Sale. We take a person-centred and holistic approach to assessing the needs of people with learning disabilities and planning interventions involves a partnership approach with the service user, their care (s), professional colleagues and any organisation involved in their care.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will have excellent support from the whole team and supervision from a senior OT. There will be relevant training and development opportunities within the post and also opportunities to link with other OT's both within the Trust and Greater Manchester.

You need to be a creative, adaptable practitioner with a strong grounding in the OT process. You need to be able to take on the challenges of managing a caseload within a community setting, and be committed to the 6 Cs, team working and person-centred care.

About us

CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries.

Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.

We have been recognised by the Health Service Journal as one of the top places to work in the health service for the last two years running. CWP also scored the highest in the north west (among mental health, learning disability and community Trusts) for staff recommending CWP as a place to work in the NHS Staff Survey 2020.

We have services across Wirral and Cheshire, as well as Trafford, Warrington, Bolton, Halton and Liverpool - and provide specialist services for the North West as a whole.

Apply now to join our skilled and friendly teams and help us to deliver our vision to improve health and wellbeing by providing high quality care. We offer a variety of roles at all levels.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for full details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking aValues Based Interview/Assessment,which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If your disability meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme? Please also inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for our Armed Forces community. Please answer YES to the question in the application form.

All new clinical support staff will be required to have completed or working towards the Care Certificate (CWP In-house 2 day training to be completed within 6 months of start date).

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment.You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of £13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

CWP encourages and supports all staff to become vaccinated against COVID-19.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • BSc/MSc in Occupational Therapy
  • State Registration with Health and Care Professions Counci
  • Membership of professional body
Knowledge and Expertise Essential
  • Some knowledge of current best practice in OT
  • Knowledge of assessment tools and outcome measures
  • Ability to work single-handedly with individuals and groups
  • Group work skills
  • Skills in handling and moving
  • Ability to assist with Occupational Therapy students and support staff
  • Understanding of professional ethics and their application in practice
  • Understanding of team dynamics
  • Basic knowledge of health legislation and current practice, including CPA and risk assessment and management
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Basic knowledge of the principles of clinical governance
  • Training and presentation skills
  • Has practically applied evidence based practice
  • Evidence of research and clinical audit skills
Experience Essential
  • Application of the occupational therapy process
  • Use of functional assessment and activity analysis
  • Documented evidence of continuing Professional Development
  • Experience working in mental health/learning disabilities

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