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Occupational Therapy Manager

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Senior Manager
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you someone looking to start a career in one of the UKs most respected mental health trusts?

Would you like to do a job that makes a difference every day?

We are looking for an Occupational Therapy Team Manager to join the Occupational Therapy team based at Langdon Hospital, in Dawlish.

The role is dynamic, varied and challenging. The successful candidate will sit within the senior leadership team for the Occupational Therapy service, providing daily operational management for the team, delivering clinical and line management supervision to team members; chairing team meetings; leading on service development and holding a small caseload across the site.

The Occupational Therapy service provides a diverse range of opportunities for the individuals we work with, and this role plays a pivotal part in the continuing development of the service we offer, including building community links, development of site based small group sessions and occupational therapy interventions.

We have developed our internal Occupational Therapy continuing professional development programme which the successful candidate will have a key role in leading, developing and facilitating; we will support you to learn the skills you need to thrive in the role and we will offer you the training and development support you need to be successful. In return, you will need to be motivated, flexible and eager to learn.

Please note the interview date will be 29th March 2023

Main duties of the job

You will work within both an Occupational Therapy team and also wider multi-disciplinary teams, where you will be required to build effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. You will have line management experience and be able to deliver effective clinical supervision.

The role requires experience and competence at developing and implementing effective systems and processes to support the day to day running of the inpatient Occupational Therapy service, along with knowledge around governance and performance management.

The role requires you to interact with patients, carers and wider stakeholders, and you will need to be confident in sharing appropriate levels of information and advice that improves their experience. Dealing with sensitive information daily, you will understand the importance of data security.

You will often work under pressure and without direct supervision, so we are looking for someone confident and capable. You will prioritise tasks, and manage your own workload, providing support for your colleagues where required.

You will become an important part of the team, working to ensure that every patient receives high quality care. You will be required to support the induction of new staff member, be involved in recruitment and retention plans and ongoing staff development, including staff development pathways and training programmes.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

Our values

We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess and demonstrate the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation. These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health & learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Leader Employer.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for further information on this role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Diploma or degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • European computer driving licence/similar qualification or level of experience
  • Clinical practice educator for student placements
  • Registered to practice by HCPC
  • Post graduate qualification in OT and /or leadership
  • Membership/Participation in regional/national specialist interest groups
  • Excellent presentation skills
Knowledge Essential
  • Highly developed knowledge of theory and practice of Occupational Therapy with people with a diagnosis of mental illness
  • An understanding of multi disciplinary and multi agency working across health and social care and with voluntary and independent sector
  • Further knowledge gained by specialist courses relevant to forensic psychiatry
Experience Essential
  • Significant specialised experience working with people with severe/complex mental health needs and additional sensory/health needs
  • Experience in the application of Occupational Therapy models to service users with complex needs
  • Significant experience of supervising and managing Occupational Therapy staff
  • Ability to manage a complex caseload and competing priorities

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