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Specialist Occupational Therapist, Living Well Project (Community)

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
A new team is being created in Derby City to take forward an Integrated Primary Care Wellbeing Pathway which effectively supports the delivery of the community mental health framework.

We are looking for an experienced OT to join our Derby City, Living Well service.

The roles present a unique and exciting opportunity to truly make a difference to the mental health support offer in Derby City.

The post holders will undertake comprehensive, person-centred, psychosocial assessments (conversations), risk assessments and formulation of presenting mental health difficulties, in order to build therapeutic relationships, develop a plan of care with that person 'my story' and assist them through their difficult time by empowering them and enabling them to take control over their health.

Main duties of the job

The post holders will provide specialist OT clinical advice on the assessment and intervention of clients' occupational and functional needs, using OT evidence-based, client-centred Recovery principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions and contribute to the wider MDT.

About us

Want to make a real difference and have a truly rewarding career?

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

We've been rated 'good' overall by the CQC, with some outstanding services. The CQC commented at our most recent inspection on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of Derbyshire Healthcare. We are actively seeking to increase diversity in our workforce through our recruitment activities. Selection will be on the basis of merit and we are committed to the principles of positive action, to address any imbalances of opportunity.

We are committed to ensuring that all Trust colleagues can work safely during the current Coronavirus crisis.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please review the Job Description and Person Specification, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account

The role involves supporting and motivating individuals to improve their mental health by helping them develop self-care skills, build resilience and better utilise community resources.

A collaborative approach to coproduction and working with VCSE organisations is essential.

Were looking for Occupational Therapists who take a strengths-based approach and who are motivated by the potential to make a real difference to the lives of people and their communities.

A strong understanding of individuals with multifaceted needs and serious mental illness is required for this role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Fieldwork educator
  • Membership of OT professional body
Skills Essential
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to apply core OT skills in a mental health setting
  • Well developed motivational and negotiating skills
Knowledge & Experience Essential
  • Recent and relevant post-registration experience as an OT
  • Recent and relevant post-registration experience in an adult mental health setting
  • Knowledge and application of OT models of practice
  • Knowledge of the Community Mental Health Framework

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