Occupational Therapist - Band 6

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are very excited to be able to offer an Occupational therapist a Band 6 post within our well established multi-disciplinary recovery team based in regency Cheltenham and covering the beautiful Cotswolds. The successful applicant will gain valuable Mental Health experience within well respected and successful services and work in both urban and rural parts of scenic North Gloucestershire.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will hold a professional qualification in Occupational Therapy with Health Professional Council Registration and be able to; manage a caseload, travel independently, have IT skills; AMPS training is preferable and experience of working in a Community setting is required.

Supervision and continuing professional development will be integral to this post.

We are looking for someone who has a good understanding and high level of commitment to the recovery process and social inclusion.

You will be supported in your continuous professional development and supervision is in place to support (your) provision of a high quality service.

The Cheltenham and North Cotswolds Recovery Team work within the principles of recovery and social inclusion to provide assessment and evidence based interventions for adults experiencing serious and enduring mental health difficulties. You will be motivated, conscientious and reliable with experience of working in a community setting, a car driver, able to care coordinate a caseload (within the CPA policy) and have basic IT skills. We are able to offer flexible working.

About us

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Job description Job responsibilities

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trusts view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need; therefore, we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render them liable to dismissal.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust are proud to have been recognised as a Veteran Aware Trust, evidencing the provision of the best care for Veterans and driving to improve the care for veterans and their families. Find out more about this by clicking on the link at the right-hand side, titled Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance.

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