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Occupational Therapist

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
South Staffordshire,
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per annum
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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At MPFT we pride ourselves on staff wellbeing and development and we can offer you:
  • Our SOOTHE resources - supporting staff across the trust with their physical, mental and financial health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.
  • Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters
  • In our Gift providing a platform for your voice to be heard to inform change
  • The opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
  • Opportunities for flexible working (depending on the role)
  • Career development opportunities and coaching plus access to in house training programs
  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)
  • Child Care Vouchers Scheme
  • Recognition and engagement through our staff LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and Staff Engagement Surveys
  • NHS discounts available via the Blue Card and Red Guava schemes

Main duties of the job

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.

To ensure an appropriate assessment of mental health need for CYP in mental health crisis and in need of appropriate intensive support ensuring the delivery of safe and effective practice as part of the CYP wellbeing and recovery action plan. The post holder will work directly with children and young people with mental health needs and their families, carrying out assessments (including risk management) and effective treatment and/or interventions, with the aim of helping children and young people participate in normal family and community activities and to facilitate positive outcomes of care in relation to young people's mental health needs. The role will also facilitate hospital admission avoidance and seamless transitions between services where appropriate.

About us

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) is an award winning organisation with over 9000 employees. We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, covering services across North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Isle of Wight and Essex.

Demonstrating our strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, and in context of our objective aligned to the growth of diversity across the workforce; we are particularly seeking applications from individuals who may be from under-represented groups, such as black, Asian or other ethnic groups, individuals with a disability, or LGBTQ+ individuals who meet the specific criteria.

We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification attached for further information on the role.

Person Specification Qualifications and Training Essential
  • Dip COT or degree in Occupational Therapy
  • BAOT Registered
  • Current registration with HCPC
  • Member of Royal College of Occupational Therapy
  • CPD Folder evidence of ongoing learning/development
  • Further clinical study relevant to clinical practice
  • Willingness to undertake a Mentorship/clinical education qualification/training as required
  • Safeguarding Children Level 1,2,3
  • Vulnerable adult training
  • Up to date Student training.
  • Further training specific to Mental health care such as DBT, CBT or motivational skills training
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with children and adolescents with mental health needs or clear evidence of transferable skills and experience
  • Ability to manage time and caseload effectively
  • Working in a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of negotiation and conflict management in clinical situations
  • Extensive experience of working in the community setting
  • Experience of working with people with complexity of need
  • Evidence of project work
  • Significant experience of supporting children, young people, families and carers in promoting health and well being
  • Experience of leading clinical audit in specialism
  • Experience of working in a lone working framework
  • Presentation skills

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