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CAMHS Occupational Therapist

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you looking for a fresh, rewarding new role to develop in?

We're looking to welcome a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our CAMHS Enhanced Outreach Team (EOT). This role will be working within client's homes as well as a range of other settings.

Are you a compassionate Occupational Therapist? Are you passionate and possess the ability to work with Young People and their Families in crisis and the challenges that come with this?

We pride ourselves on working with young people within the community setting and are delighted to say that we are currently at our lowest ever admission rate.

Main duties of the job

As a team working in the community we aim to promote and deliver evidence-based care for service users, with mental health conditions in their own homes. This can be within a variety of accommodation settings.

The Team operates seven days a week within the hours of 08:00-20:00. Shifts can be flexible in line with this and service need. Responsibilities of the team include: assessing, providing and evaluating intensive treatment offered to children, young people and their families; providing advice and engaging those who need practical support; delivering appropriate therapeutic interventions based on the needs of that person.

You'll be responsible for building key working relationships with a variety of professionals within the wider CAMHS and also other agencies including social care and education.

It will be key to have knowledge and understanding of mental health disorders in children and young people and have experience of delivering evidence-based treatments and therapeutic interventions.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description Job responsibilities

What can we offer you?

We are an acute community team and as such respond rapidly to the needs of young people and families needing urgent mental health advice and support. The team is established, supportive, knowledgeable and above all passionate about what they do! You'll join the team in supporting children/young people presenting with a broad range of complex difficulties including anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, trauma and risks associated with these presentation(s).

We are looking for individuals who are keen to work with children and young people and can show a knowledge and understanding of mental health disorders they present with. This role is to support those that are struggling with their mental health in the community. We have positions available for qualified mental health nurses, social workers and occupational therapists. We welcome applications from newly qualified members of staff who we can support via a progression route within the service.

There are various different training and development opportunities available to those that want to progress including specialist therapy training with local providers in the community. CAMHS offer excellent clinical / peer and management supervision with a workable caseload.

What our staff say...

Working in Outreach team, is one of the most rewarding roles I have ever undertaken. Every day is different it is interesting, challenging and highly rewarding. Our work with families varies from day to day, but there is nothing more satisfying than to enable a child or young person to be able to manage their mental health more effectively and see lasting positive change. From a personal point of view, we have a great Team Manager who always listens, supports and encourages our learning and development. There is no shortage of opportunities available for team members and team members have such a variety of skills and experience between them. Each person is valued and opinions are considered equally, whether a registered or unregistered staff member. Finally, we like to have fun as a team, and enjoy laughter and joking with each other. So, if you want to have a job which is both interesting and challenging in a team where you will have fun, but also feel valued it could be the role for you!

If you are interested in working with children and young people but would like to find out more, please do get in touch!

Person Specification Qualifications and Training Essential
  • Recognised professional qualification in nursing, social work or occupational therapy
  • Evidence of continuous post-qualifying professional development.
  • Post-qualifying training in therapeutic interventions
Knowledge and Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with children and young people.
  • Knowledge and understanding of mental health disorders in children and young people, and their impact on both the client group and their families/carers.
  • Knowledge of a wide range of evidence-based treatment/therapeutic interventions.
  • Knowledge and understanding of RCPA (previously ICPA)
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Empathy and ability to communicate and engage with client group and families/carers.
  • Ability to prioritise and take responsibility for own caseload.

Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

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Somerset NHS Foundation Trust



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