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Occupational Therapist

Employer
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Hemel Hempstead
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum pro rata + 5% of basic salary (min £1,066 max £1,845)
Closing date
2 Feb 2023

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Do you want to see Mental Health Rehab Services where occupation is at the centre of the model? Are you passionate about empowering people to live independently and engage with their local community? Are you ready to be supported to develop your skills in this area? If so, we have the perfect post for you.

We are looking for an Occupational Therapist to join the Enhanced Rehabilitation Outreach Service (EROS) at Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT). The trust is rated as Outstanding by the CQC and was the HSJ Mental Health Trust of the Year in 2021. The service is currently implementing an exciting expansion and redesign. Our new model will reduce inpatient admissions, reduce length of stays and provide person centred support to service users in their communities.

We have robust CPD opportunities in the trust for all our AHPs. We are looking for someone keen to grow and develop into this new role. You would also have access to a wide range of inhouse learning opportunities as well as mentoring and coaching alongside supervision.

The successful candidate will receive up to £120 towards their registration fee, which will be paid upon commencement. This payment will be subject to tax and national insurance deductions.

Main duties of the job

The EROS team is instrumental in supporting service users with serious mental illness. They support Service Users to be independent through providing recovery focused interventions within Community Rehabilitation pathways and work in an integrated manner to promote treatment continuity for patients and ensure positive treatment outcomes. Key responsibilities of the role include:
  • Providing Occupational Therapy assessment and interventions
  • Managing a caseload of service users with complex OT needs
  • Using evidence based and client-centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions in community settings, placements and on home visits
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of the Enhanced Rehabilitation Outreach Service
  • Providing leadership for junior staff, through supervision and appraisal
  • Working with a range of professionals, service users and carers


About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Then please read on...

Job description Job responsibilities

Hertfordshire is a beautiful county with picturesque, rural villages and a number of lovely, vibrant towns and garden cities. Ranked in 2016, by uSwitch Better Family Life Index, as the best place to raise a family, Hertfordshire scored highly on top exam results, good pay prospects, high employment rates, fast broadband and better weather than other towns in the Index! It is also well known for its excellent schools, stunning countryside and fantastic local facilities which provide plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy yourself away from work. There are good transport links across the county and its simple to get into London if you want to enjoy the benefits of the capital, without the costly living and travelling expenses.

Car driver essential, or access to a car (unless you have a disability as defined by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995).

We offer our staff a wide range of benefits including work life balance policies, childcare savings, a free Counselling Service, Occupational Health Services, excellent pension scheme and NHS shopping discounts.

For more of an insight into what it is like to work with the EROS service please click on the link to view a video about what our staff, service users and carers think: https://youtu.be/OXW4k8qqUrw

For full details of the role and responsibilities for this vacancy please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification documents attached.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Experience of working with people with mental health problems/learning disability
  • Experience of working with people living with severe and enduring mental health issues
  • Post registration experience in a relevant clinical setting
  • Experience in a range of clinical settings with experience of providing both individual and group work
  • Knowledge and experience of using the Model of Human Occupation and MoHO assessment tools
  • Experience of generic and specialist Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions
Desirable
  • Experience at having worked at Band 6 level
  • Experience in providing advice, support, and clinical supervision to junior staff and/or students
  • Experience in research or audit
  • Supervision and appraisals
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with people with mental health problems/learning disability
  • Experience of working with people living with severe and enduring mental health issues.
  • Post registration experience in a relevant clinical setting
  • Experience in a range of clinical settings with experience of providing both individual and group work.
  • Knowledge and experience of using the Model of Human Occupation and MoHO assessment tools.
Desirable
  • Experience at having worked at Band 6 level
  • Experience in providing advice, support, and clinical supervision to junior staff and/or students
  • Experience in research or audit
  • Supervisory skills


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