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Occupational Therapist

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£38,762 to £45,765 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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The post holder will work within the Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Child and Adolescent mental Health Tier 4 inpatient service. They will contribute to the planning, delivery and evaluation of the Occupational Therapy service in this specialist area. The post holder will work as part of the multi-disciplinary CAMHS team and support the Lead Occupational Therapist in ensuring the provision of an excellence driven, evidence based Occupational Therapy service. They will be required to promote an understanding and awareness of the role of Occupational Therapy and actively engage in the process of continued professional development. This is an innovative post requiring an Occupational Therapist with knowledge and skills, leadership and vision that they can apply to this clinical field.

Main duties of the job

  • To carry a full case load for which you have clinical responsibility.
  • Using an evidenced based approach assess client's needs, establish aims and objectives, and plan Occupational Therapy treatment programme in consultation with members of the multi-disciplinary teams, involving the client in decisions regarding appropriate interventions.
  • To carry out a range of standardised/non-standardised assessments, e.g. MOHOST & other MOHO based assessments, sensory profile and other sensory assessments, recovery Star, AMPS in accordance with OT Pathway to provide a baseline for OT with clear treatment objectives
  • To provide both specific individual assessment and treatment when indicated, involving motivating and adapting sessions and approach to allow full occupational participation.
  • To provide a rehabilitation pathway embedding recovery principles.
  • To adapt activities and assessment to facilitate persons with Cognitive difficulties, Language difficulties, Social skills deficits and behaviours that may challenge, to work with interpreters where required

  • About us

    At Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Community and Mental Health Trust our staff and service users have worked closely to create a set of values that make sure people who use our services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery.

    The Trust's values are:
    • Compassion
    • Respect
    • Being Positive
    • Working together

    By coming to work at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Trust you will be joining a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million.

    Job description Job responsibilities

    For further information please see the job description for detailed job description and main responsibilities.

    Person Specification Education & qualifications Essential
    • Dip. COT or BSc OT
    • Registered with HCPC
    • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development
    • Qualifications in specific activities e.g. craft, gym etc.
    • Mandatory Training
    • PSTS / PMCB training
    • Information governance
    • Sensory based qualifications
    Experience & Knowledge Essential
    • Experience of group and individual occupational therapy interventions
    • Experience of working in an MDT
    • Experience of relating to people form a range of social and ethnic backgrounds
    • Demonstrates professional approach, including boundary keeping, to relationships with staff and patients
    • Demonstrates knowledge of Mental Health conditions including developmental disorders, neurological disorders, personality disorders, mood disorders and psychosis.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of the mental health sections
    • Knowledge of OT models of practice e.g MOHO
    • Knowledge and experience of work with Recovery principles
    • Knowledge and Understanding of the Care Programme Approach
    • Experience and skill in managing and supervising staff and students
    • Experience of being an active member in service changes and quality improvement
    • Experience of using electronic patient records
    • Post graduate experience of working with people with mental health conditions relevant to specialty of post
    • Post graduate experience of working in CAMHS
    • Experience of using standardised assessments, e.g. MOHOST
    • Up to date knowledge of developments effecting OT practice Clinical Governance and NSF
    • Awareness of risk Knowledge and Experience of leading, service developments and quality improvement
    Skills & Abilities Essential
    • Working knowledge of the occupational therapy process
    • Ability to apply and develop core OT skills
    • Effective verbal communication skills for clinical and MDT working
    • Maintains professional standards of communication
    • Effective written communication skills to includes reports, assessments, supervision
    • Proactive team member and Actively able take part and lead OT service development
    • Effective time management skills
    • Ability to laterally think and problem solve.
    • Ability to act on constructive criticism
    • Good IT skills
    • Experience of working autonomously
    • Ability to sustain demands of working with a challenging and emotive client group
    • Ability to be able to reflect and understand personal perspectives and cultural back ground and how this influences your thinking
    • Commitment to working within an diverse and inclusive organization
    • Experience of using MOHO assessments i.e. MOHOST, ACIS.
    • Experience in Recovery principles, e.g. Recovery Star
    • Experience of using sensory assessments.
    • Critical Appraisal Skills
    • Ability to relate to people from varied social backgrounds
    • Willing to contribute towards OT service development
    • Excellent IT skills
    • Experience of co-facilitation of groups with Experts by Experience
    • Ability to supervise staff and support career development.
    • Ability to use a range to treatment skills and apply these to individual or group work.
    • Good negotiation skills
    Personal Qualities Essential
    • Ability to promote self and profession
    • 'Can do' attitude
    • Professional manner
    • Empathy for young people with mental health problems
    • Passionate about service user involvement and working with expert by experience
    • Aware of own limitations and needs and ability to seek advice and support appropriately
    • Effective use of supervision Commitment to work as team member
    • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to manage fluctuating work demands
    • Service user and strengths based centered approach.
    • Ability to promote positive image of OT and represent
    • Experience with service user involvement
    • Experience with external network involvement
    Other Requirements Essential
    • Able to participate in breakaway training
    • Good general health record
    • Ability to complete full PMCB course
    • Ability to work evenings

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