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Specialist EDS Practitioner- RMN/Social Worker/Occupational Therapist

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We currently have a vacancy within our Central team, covering Preston and Chorley.

We are seeking to appoint someone with a caring, compassionate nature, who is innovative, creative, flexible and highly motivated.

You will undertake specialist assessments, therapeutic work and physical health care for people presenting with an eating disorder within the Central locality.

Main duties of the job

You should be an excellent communicator and team player, with the successful applicant joining a dynamic multi-disciplinary team of professionals to provide assessment and treatment to children and adult service users and their families/carers.

The team includes a range of other psychological professionals, dietitians and a Consultant Clinical Psychologist/Clinical Lead.

Existing experience in eating disorders across the age range is desirable but not essential, however, a keen interest to develop knowledge and skills in this field and a strong desire to help service users and families is vital.

The successful candidate will benefit from regular clinical supervision as well as professional supervision, with encouragement to engage with CPD activities as appropriate.

This is an exciting time and a chance to work in this specialist all age service - if this sounds like something you wish to be involved in, please contact those highlighted below who will happily discuss this further.Please note: This post is subject to an enhanced DBS Clearance. As part of the pre-employment checks, successful candidates will be required to pay for their own DBS check at a cost of £44. Deductions will be taken from the first 3 months' salary.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information, please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role

Person Specification Education Essential
  • First level qualification, RMN or equivalent such as DipSw or occupational therapy
  • Information technology skills sufficient to the undertaking of the post.
  • Specific evidence based therapeutic training.
Knowledge Essential
  • An ability to think systemically and holistically.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and skills in evidence based needs led assessments, of highly complex and co-morbid presentations of children, young people, their families and carers.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and skills in evidence based therapeutic interventions relevant to the needs of this client group.
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of an ability to effectively manage own workload and able to work autonomously.
  • Working within a team and /or multi-agency arenas.
  • Experience of working with young people who deliberately self-harm

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