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Occupational Therapist

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Canvey Island
£27,055 to £32,934 a year Developmental 5 to 6 will be accepted depending on experience.
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to join our Intensive Outreach Team (IOT), which covers the South East and part of the South West of Essex. If you are enthusiastic, forward thinking, enjoy a clinical challenge and want to use ALL your OT skills then this is the post for you.

If you are highly motivated and committed, with a strong desire to succeed and help to continue to develop a recovery focused service then you could be the person we are looking for. Ideally, you will have local knowledge, understanding mental health rehabilitation, long term chronic mental health , experience in mental health, excellent communication and organisational skills and an interest in working with people with complex and challenging needs. Knowledge of the VdT Model of Creative Ability and an in-depth knowledge of motivation would be an advantage, although training will be given.

Main duties of the job

To work as a Senior Clinician within a Rehabilitation Framework as part of the Intensive Outreach Team providing specialist psychosocial recovery-based interventions.

The Intensive Outreach Team uses a systemic approach ensuring that those with complex and challenging mental health needs are provided with a robust support framework to ensure their sustainability in the community. As the Occupational Therapist in the team you role is to identify and provide therapeutic interventions and strategies that support engagement and motivation, enable a person to be more functionally independent and to be empowered in their own life.

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

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

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

The team comprises of various disciplines and work with various agencies to ensure the cohort of patients under the care of IOT have a seamless access to a variety of services. The post holder will be responsible for a rehab caseload and work as an integrated member of an effective team to support one another with the team caseload as required.

The IOT is made up of a small autonomously functioning friendly team who focus on working with individual's with a recovery focus to maximise access to the community and enhance quality of life.

To work autonomously utilising an Occupational Therapy framework to assess and provide interventions that empower, enable and support maximum functioning.

To advise and provide an Occupational Therapy perspective to other members of the MDT and wider network.

Developmental 5 to 6 will be accepted depending on experience. Minimum 1 year experience within Mental Health is required

EPUT offer a fantastic relocation package of up to £8,000. Covering a number of expenditures for new recruits relocating from 30 miles or more from their new work base at EPUT.

If you would like more information please contact

Person Specification Knowledge/expertise Essential
  • 2 Years post qualifying
  • Mental Health Experience
  • Rehabilitation
Interest and suitability Essential
  • Knowledge and understanding about the client group
  • Working autonomously
  • Voluntary work, Learning Disability experience

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