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Occupational Therapist

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
South Staffordshire
£32,306 - £39,027
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Occupational Therapist

Children’s and Young People’s (CYP) Crisis and Intensive Support Team

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services, South Staffordshire

Base: Across South Staffordshire

Hours: 37.5 hours

Pay scale: Band 6

Permanent position

Are you a qualified Occupational Therapist with a passion for working with children and young people with complex Mental Health needs? Would you like to be part of a developing service, helping to shape the future of Children & Adolescent Mental Health?

If so we need you

We are actively seeking applications from staff with a professional qualification in Occupational Therapy with experience in working in Mental Health, Autism or Learning Disability services.

Following extensive investment as part of National and Local Sustainability and Transformation planning, the CAMHS Intensive Support Team are expanding and transforming our current Intensive Outreach Team to develop a robust flexible Intensive Support Team, offering Community based Mental Health Intensive Support for our Children & Young People (CYP) and families in South Staffordshire within their localities; with additional investment for the future to offer the addition of Crisis response and brief intervention to create a full Crisis Response and Intensive Support Service.

In MPFT Children and Families Mental Health Function, we work with young people who have a wide range of needs in an inclusive way. Our model places our young people’s needs at the heart of what we offer to ensure that they are getting the best care possible. The Crisis and Intensive Support Team offers support and intervention for CYP and families with high risk and complex mental health needs in an intensive time bound way. We recognise the CYP’s home or community environment as being an important part of their recovery, working to sustain the right community support, avoiding admission to hospital wherever possible.

What our CYP and families have said about us so far:

“I thought the service I received was great and I really appreciate the support as I’ve come so far since this service got involved”

“They listened well and helped me realise its okay not to be okay”

“The fact they listened to me and supported me through my hardest time and stayed involved every step of the way”

“Extra support and regular appointments”

“The flexibility to increase/decrease care as necessary”

“They listened to me and were patient with me when I found it difficult to talk”

We are looking for professionals with a passion for working with our Children & Families, experience in this area is not essential (although beneficial) as you will have the opportunity to expand your skill set and have the opportunity to integrate with our core services, offering learning and development opportunities such as shadowing and specialist supervision and consultation from others working with CYP & Families

Working as part of the multi-disciplinary team the post holder will assess the need of CYP presenting the services, delivering safe and effective interventions for CYP and families in their communities and in places of safety, working to avoid hospital admission and manage complex risks, in accordance with recognised clinical guidance

The team are currently working towards offering support to CYP and families 8am-10pm, 7 days per week, and 365 days per year

We are therefore looking for full time and part time staff and can offer flexibility in working days/ hours to meet the needs of the service as well as offering greater work life balance for staff

We want our children and young people to have the best practitioners possible to support their needs in the right place at the right time; as such we will consider offering relocation packages where appropriate.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact:

Sharron Chamberlain (Team Leader) , Tel: 07800 715358

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