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Mental Health Practitioner with OT Specialism

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
21 Mar 2023
We are looking to appoint a Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner with Occupational Therapy Specialism. This post is working with the West Home Treatment Team based at Longreach House, Cambourne and Redruth Hospital.

The post would suit a motivated, experienced and skilled occupational therapist who is competent in the use of occupational therapy approaches and interventions to support recovery in mental health crisis. You will be working as part of a multi-disciplinary team comprising of nurses, AMHPs, social workers, support workers, psychiatrist, psychologist, pharmacist, and Clinical Associate Psychologists. You will be required to work autonomously and flexibly.

This is a full time post.

The post holder will be able to work 13 long days over a 4 week period, or Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Main duties of the job

The postholder must be keen to play a role in service development and be creative and forward thinking.

This post will require you to assess and work with clients in crisis who may present with a range of mental health difficulties. The role involves contributing to and carrying out shared team care plans in addition to completing specialist occupational therapy assessment and intervention. The post holder will be required to have skills in assessing risk and working with service users around developing safety plans.

This post will involve providing supervision to support worker and occupational therapy apprentice colleagues. You will liaise with your occupational therapy colleague in the East Home Treatment Team in order to support your development in the role and to ensure a consistent approach.

As part of a growing network of occupational therapists within the trust you will have access to regular occupational therapy supervision. You will be invited to join the monthly occupational therapy best practice form which will provide networking and continuing professional development opportunities. There will be training opportunities associated with the role available. Knowledge of MOHO and associated assessment tools is an advantage for this role.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.Just over 532,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

For full information of the roles and responsibilities of this role, please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification Qualifications/ Experience Essential
  • BSc/ diploma Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC registration
  • Post grad training/CPD eg, AMPS, Sensory Integration, DBT, Solution focused Therapy
  • Substantial post registration experience including working in a mental health setting
Skills and aptitude Essential
  • Effective written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Experience of clinical risk assessment and management in mental health
  • Ability to work autonomously, set own priorities and manage time effectively
  • Experience in audit, research and project management
Personal qualities Essential
  • Evidence of self-directed CPD

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