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Occupational Therapist

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year p.a. pro rata for part time
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 or a development Band 5 to Band 6 Occupational Therapist within STRIVE working. The development role is suitable for an experienced Band 5 or Band 6 Occupational Therapist who has an interest in working with people with personality difficulties as they progress out of prison and resettle into the community. If currently a Band 5, support and training will be provided to the suitable applicant to enable them to achieve the Band 6 role.

STRIVE is an Intensive Integrated Risk Management Service (IIRMS), which sits within the wider national Offender Personality Disorder Pathway. The role is part of a small psychologically led multiagency team. There is a strong emphasis on supervision, CPD and training. Research and service development projects are actively encouraged and supported.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking to recruit a motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated experienced Band 5 / Band 6 Occupational Therapist. Applicants must demonstrate a genuine desire to work with personality disordered offenders and commit to delivering the highest quality care using national quality standards and evidence-based practice. As a member of STRIVE Team, the successful applicant will be expected to work autonomously across the community in both 1:1 session, delivering groups and in-reaching into prisons. They will be able to demonstrate sound theoretical knowledge under pinning forensic occupational therapy and an ability to demonstrate intervention planning, implementation and evaluation of intervention using evidence-based principles. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of risk assessment and managing risk effectively when working with personality disordered offenders to support functional skill development and community resettlement.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do

Job description Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Person Specification Knowledge, skills and training Essential
  • Degree/Diploma in OT
  • State Registration with HPC
  • Membership of professional body
  • Membership of specialist section of COT
Managerial/supervisory experience Desirable
  • Leadership or managerial experience
  • Supervisory Skills
  • Experience in teaching on in house training sessions to own profession
Information Technology Essential
  • Basic computer literacy and keyboard skills
Job specific experience Essential
  • Developed and proven experience in Mental Health forensic and or PICU
  • Knowledge of the legislative framework within which OT's work
  • Understanding of therapy outcome measures
  • Comprehensive knowledge and application of therapy assessments including MOHO assessments and interventions relevant to the client group
  • Knowledge of and application of risk management in a forensic setting

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