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Senior Occupational Therapist

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Grays (operates other sites within Thurrock locality)
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum + HCA
Closing date
29 Sep 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An innovative and exciting vacancy has become available for a Band 6 Senior Occupational Therapist working within a multi-provider provision to co-deliver and co-produce courses and workshops within Thurrock Recovery College and to assist individuals in the transitioning from secondary mental health services to utilize primary care resources.

This post will particularly suit a committed, experienced, confident and recovery focused occupational therapist who is keen to help in the development and delivery of recovery college in the South West of the Trust. The therapist will work alongside both EPUT services and our partners (MPFT and MIND). It is important that you are able to work autonomously with partner organisations; supervising junior staff including students as required, whilst adopting a flexible and positive approach.

As an individual you will have commitment to continue your own development and actively participate in providing a variety of learning opportunities for students and the rest of the team. In return we offer excellent training and development through our Workforce Development Department and within the service. Support is maintained through regular supervision and appraisal to assist you the successful candidate in setting realistic objectives enabling you in maintaining a positive attitude towards delivering quality customer care.

Main duties of the job

  • To enable students, through discussion, to identify within their Individual Learning Plans (ILP) appropriate courses that meet their functional needs.
  • In liaison with colleagues within local mental health teams, identify potential students for the continuation of their recovery journey within the recovery college, assist with the transition process.
  • To develop and deliver recovery focused workshops/courses in co-production on behalf of EPUT It is the post holders duty to ensure that students are integral in the co-design and co-delivery of all aspects of the Recovery College
  • To attend relevant clinical case discussions and meetings

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description Job responsibilities

Additional detail can be found within the job description.

The post- holder will be working within the Recovery College based within the Thurrock locality. The base is currently based within Grays Health Centre, but delivery is from a variety of locations within the locality, with limited virtual delivery.

You will be working with students who have experienced issues with mental health, supporting them within their recovery by delivering co-developed educationally focused workshops/courses.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Occupational Therapy Degree/Diploma
Knowledge Essential
  • Delivery of a range of recovery focused groups/workshops
  • Experience of working with tertiary providers

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