Senior Occupational Therapist - Mental Health

Mental Health
Band 6
West Sussex, South East Coast
ASAP
£32306 - £39027 per annum + Competitive Salary
 
 

Senior Occupational Therapist - Mental Health

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JustOT is looking to recruit a Senior Occupational Therapist to join our clients team in Bognor Regis.

Ref: J101928
Senior Occupational Therapist
Grade: Band 6
Job type: Permanent
Location: Bognor Regis
Salary: £32,306 - £39,027 Per annum
Hours: Full Time
Sponsorship available
MH & Learning Disabilities

Our client's organisation is expanding and they are looking for people with the right values, skills or potential to join them. They need people with energy, expertise, enthusiasm to help us provide the very best possible specialist NHS mental health and learning disability care. This involves helping us achieve our strategy to improve the quality of life for the communities we serve through People, Prevention and Partnerships.
Our clients vision is to provide outstanding care and treatment; the people that they employ are at the heart of making this vision a reality. If you've got the passion, the belief, the drive and the talent to help them achieve their vision then we would like to hear from you.
Our clients assessment and treatment service works with adults living with mental illness, supporting their recovery and the development of skills and strategies to support them to maintain their well-being. They have a great opportunity for a motivated Occupational Therapist, who is seeking to develop their practice within the community setting.

Job Role:
- The successful candidate will have a good knowledge of working with people with severe and enduring mental health problems and be able to demonstrate clinically effective care management skills and interventions in accordance with the Care Programme Approach
- Hold a caseload of people who are cared for within a recovery focused model of care designed to enable and encourage service users to develop positive coping strategies to maximise their independence and potential
- You will work in partnership with a diverse team of clinicians and support staff including psychologists, psychiatrists, support workers and our third sector partners
- Working autonomously as a Lead OT to a defined caseload of clients. This will include offering specific interventions to people diagnosed with mood/anxiety disorders, psychosis or complex emotional difficulties.
- You will complete initial assessments and work closely with our referrals co-ordinators
- Effective communication and leadership skills, a sound clinical knowledge base, and a commitment to caring for patients in the community must be demonstrated
- You must be enthusiastic, self-motivated, flexible and able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
- Working autonomously as a Lead OT to a defined caseload of clients. This will include offering specific interventions to people diagnosed with mood/anxiety disorders, psychosis or complex emotional difficulties.
- You will complete initial assessments and work closely with our referrals co-ordinators.

Requirements:
- Degree/Diploma in occupational therapy
- Evidence of post graduate level study/training
- Registration with the HPC as an occupational therapist
- Training in the use of standardised occupational therapy assessment tools

Essential criteria:
- Experience as a qualified occupational therapist in mental health
- Broad experience of working with clients with a range of mental health problems
- Experience of both group and individual work
- Experience of multidisciplinary working
- Experience of supervising staff and students
- Experience as a Care Coordinator
- Experience in a clinical area related to the post
- Leadership experience
- Experience in applying a range of assessment tools and a comprehensive knowledge of occupational therapy clinical approaches used in mental health

In return my client offers:
- Regular Line Management and Professional supervision
- Access to a wide range of Training and CPD opportunities including;
- The opportunity to participate in a range QI work and service innovations
- Varied leadership development opportunities.

For more information please contact Parul on 0207 613 7577.

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