Occupational Therapist / Care coordinator - Band 5 South Warwickshire Recovery Team Full time, permanent post
We have a vacancy for a motivated and creative Occupational Therapist to join our team. The team work with service users with psychosis, Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder across the South Warwickshire area, and are based in Leamington Spa. This is an exciting opportunity to bring creativity to a dynamic and forward thinking team. There is scope to do individual and group therapies for our large patient group. Please note many Trust interviews are taking place through Microsoft Teams, this can be downloaded either through the App Store or Google Play for use on your phone/tablet.
Main duties of the job
The successful applicant will work as part of a large multi-disciplinary team including other Occupational Therapists to deliver focussed interventions in the community. Our Occupational Therapists work alongside Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Psychiatrists and Support Workers as well as our admin team. An Occupational Therapy priority pathway exists within the team to identify individuals with Occupational needs.
You will carry a caseload, and your workload will be split between OT specific assessment time and some Care Co-ordination under the Care Programme Approach for individuals who present with moderate to severe occupational performance issues.
There will be an expectation to carry out some generic roles in the team such as duty work. For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.
You will receive support and supervision from the management team and the senior Occupational Therapy staff.
The team strongly encourages innovation and professional development. You will have opportunities to discuss this in your supervision and appraisal meetings.
Contact with the team prior to application is encouraged to understand the exciting opportunities the role has.
The service received an overall rating of Good by the CQC and an Outstanding for care and compassion of which we are rightly proud.
Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust provides a full range of expanding physical, mental health and learning disability services to children, young adults, adults and older adults over many sites across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull.
Services are provided to a population of over one million people living in Coventry and Warwickshire and also a wider geographical area in some of our specialist services, we see on average around 5,000 patients every day.
Job description Job responsibilities
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who can work confidently on their own as well as supporting the team. Good communication and problem solving skills are essential, as well as knowledge and experience of working with mental illness and the challenges this brings in daily life. You also need to be a driver with access to a car that can be used for business purposes.
This role may have the potential expectation of supervising junior staff according to skills, knowledge and experience. For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.
Person Specification QUALIFICATIONS Essential
- Diploma/BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy
- HCPC registration
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Essential
- Relevant clinical knowledge & applied skills
- ICT skills, & organisational skills
- Good written communication skills
- Experience gained on clinical placement during undergraduate training. (Notably in Community/ Rehabilitation / Intermediate Care / Care of the elderly)
- car driver is essential and a valid UK driving licence as well as insurance for business use.
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