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Occupational Therapist

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for new experiences or considering developing your experience in working with children & young people?

CCETT is a unique and developing service that has a focus on supporting young people and families in crisis and avoid hospital admission if possible. They are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated Occupational Therapist with a 'can do' attitude who likes to work in a Multi-Disciplinary Team.

The team is a truly multidisciplinary, consisting of a Team Coordinator, Clinical Lead, Psychiatrist, Nurses, Social Workers, Community Support Workers, Family Therapist, Physical Healthcare Nurse, OT and Team Secretary.

The team work closely with colleagues in other LPFT CYP services and wider CYP agencies and the post holder will provide occupationally focused professional advice and support to other agencies and members of the CCETT team as part of the CCETT MDT.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will carry out Occupational Therapy assessment, deliver high quality interventions, support the delivery of individual care packages, group work and work within the Care Programme Approach processes, to support children and young people with complex mental health difficulties. The post holder will work alongside another Band 6 Occupational Therapist who is experienced in working with this group of young people and their families. The post holder will have a full and comprehensive induction.

The Trust is a great place to work as an Occupational Therapist. You will have access to clinical and professional supervision on a both 1: 1 and group basis. Mentoring / coaching is also available from the Associate Director of Allied Health Professions or Consultant Occupational Therapist, and we offer a range of CPD opportunities to enable you to further develop your skills in relation to your role and profession with a good network of Allied Health Professionals working across the Trust and county.

Typically, you will receive a minimum of training in CBT and DBT as this is standard for all staff working in our teams.

Core working hours for the post are Monday - Friday 9.00am and 17.00pm, with some flexibility for working evenings, weekends and bank holidays, depending on need.

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.

This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Job description Job responsibilities

Lead on the provision of Occupational Therapy specific assessment and interventions to individuals under the care of the CAMHS Crisis and Enhanced treatment Team.

Establish therapeutic relationships with young people; implement evidence based interventions in accordance with professional code of conduct, performance, ethics and standards of proficiency of registrant body (HCPC).

To work within the policies, protocols and clinical procedures of Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and to promote competent working practice within an integrated multi-disciplinary team.

To liaise with the other registered practitioners, and carry out assigned duties as a member of the multi- disciplinary mental health team.

To work on own initiative and report to the team

Maintain the welfare and safety of patients and protect them from any form of abuse in accordance with safeguarding guidance.

To support the development of enhanced interventions through consultation, needs and risk assessment for children and young people with complex mental health, emotional and behavioural problems, using the Care Programme Approach as required.

To deliver care planning and individual and group interventions, in partnership with young people and other workers involved in care delivery under the supervision of the team Coordinator.

To lead on the Care Planning Approach (CPA) where appropriate

To work flexibly between 9am and 17.00pm, including some evenings, bank holidays and weekends.

To work in accordance with relevant childcare and health legislation and professional standards.

To proactively involve young people and families/carers in service development and evaluation.

Participate in programme of health promotion.

To function as part of the CCETT multidisciplinary team.

To work in partnership with wider CAMHS.

To provide a professional, non-stigmatising service to children and families/carers up to 18 years.

Work collaboratively, and promote effective working relationships, with members of the multi-disciplinary team, ensuring effective clinical decision-making, internally and with external agencies.

Empower Service Users and their families/carers to influence and use available services, information and skills and act as an advocate where appropriate.

Promote equality for all patients and understand their health needs and carry out physical health checks when necessary

Adhere to Trust Policies in consideration of Children in Need and safeguarding issues and in maintaining accurate and effective written records.

Participate regularly in management and clinical supervision sessions.

To work with young people to promote independence, maximising daily living skills.

Actively promote a responsible caring attitude at all times, treating all patients with dignity and respect.

To report any incident which does not comply with Trust policy regarding incident reporting.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Occupational Therapy qualification
  • HCPC registration
  • Evidence of continued professional development, including accredited training
  • Mentorship accreditation
  • Practice Placement Educator (e.g.: APPLE) accreditation
  • Membership of relevant specialist interest groups
Experience Essential
  • Relevant experience of working with people with mental health needs, including severe and enduring mental ill health.
  • Experience of using evidence-based practice.
  • Experience of working with children and young people.
  • Experience of working with individuals experiencing a mental health crisis
  • Experience of working with people with sensory needs
Skills Essential
  • Sound knowledge of Child Care legislation, Safeguarding, Mental Health Act and the Care Programme Approach.
  • Good knowledge of current local and national strategies concerning CAMHS, Children's Services and mental health
  • Good understanding of child and adolescent development and risk management of young people in crisis.
  • Highly developed skills in occupational therapy assessment and at range of interventions

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