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Senior Occupational Therapist

Essex Partnership University 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
Looking for something a little different from 'usual' Occupational Therapy roles within mainstream provision?

We are looking for a Senior Occupational Therapist with a strong interest in co-production, an enthusiasm for supporting peoples recovery journey, and a desire to develop and expand the provision of offer within the Thurrock Recovery College.

The successful candidate will be part of a multi-agency provision (statutory and tertiary) working alongside those with lived experience to develop and deliver a range of recovery focused groups and workshops to the population of the Thurrock location.

Main duties of the job

Working for EPUT NHS Foundation Trust, the post holder will assist with the transitioning of care from secondary mental health services to Thurrock Recovery College, linking secondary and primary care services. In partnership with Recovery College, the Occupational Therapist will develop and provide specialist bio-psycho-social educative programmes for Recovery College.

There is a strong professional structure to support Occupational Therapists within the Trust. Within this structure there is support given towards personal and professional development through training and support structures.

The Trust offers relocation packages to support moving into the area (subject to conditions).

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description Job responsibilities

More detail shown within job description.

Working with all agencies involved with delivery of groups and workshops within Recovery College
  • To enable students, through discussion, to identify within their Individual Learning Plans (ILP) appropriate courses that meet their functional needs.
  • In liaison with colleagues within local mental health teams, identify potential students for the continuation of their recovery journey within the recovery college, assist with the transition process.
  • To regularly review students progress in order to evaluate and interpret effectiveness of recovery plans
  • To ensure that intervention offered is based on the best available evidence for effectiveness in the specialist area where it is applied. To participate in audit, research and evidence based practice
  • To attend relevant clinical case discussions and meetings
  • To attend professional Occupational Therapy /Recovery College meetings as required
  • To take responsibility for developing as a professional

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree or Diploma
  • HCPC
Skills Essential
  • Ability to facilitate a range of groups on a variety of subjects
  • Recovery approaches
  • Experience of co-production

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