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Occupational Therapist

Northern Healthcare
Competitive salary
Closing date
19 Oct 2021

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We are looking for a passionate, professional and ambitious Occupational Therapist to join our clinical teams to either cover our services aT Glen Garth and Tenby House in Cumbria.

This is an excellent opportunity for somebody to join a recovery-focused organisation who are striving to provide services that enable individuals to leave/avoid inpatient services and live a meaningful life in a community setting. It will be a varied role operating across multiple sites and working with a wide range of residents and teams.

Northern Health Care provides outcome-focused mental health recovery services across the UK within a supported living setting. Our services include both accommodation-based supported living units and some community outreach into individuals own homes. Within our supported living schemes, we have 24 hours support in place with input from experienced clinicians to oversee resident progression through the clinical pathway.

We are happy to consider both full-time and part-time working applicants.

As a Northern Healthcare Occupational Therapist, you will:

  • Be responsible for providing in-reach to our schemes across the Liverpool and Wirral areas.
  • involved in the initial pre-placement assessments,
  • assessing individual residents to ascertain baseline function and working with them to develop a meaningful programme to support their recovery.
  • Ensure NHC clinical pathway is completed
  • Provide reports/feedback to external commissioners/professionals detailing resident progress and outcomes
  • work closely with the wider support team to direct them on facilitating activities and evaluating interventions
  • Develop skills and knowledge of the wider support team as part of the continued professional development

What we are looking for:

  • A Degree / Postgraduate Diploma (or equivalent) in Occupational Therapy, registration with the HCPC (Health Care Professions Council) and a member of the RCOT (Royal College of Occupational Therapy)
  • A dynamic, enthusiastic and pro-active team player
  • Experience in the field of adult mental health
  • A good understanding of the Occupational Therapy process and interventions in a mental health care setting with a strong ability to link theory to practice
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent communication and time management skills

You will be required to abide by the College of Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and the College of Occupational Therapy Professional Standards for OT Practice.

In return, you'll receive
  • A competitive and generous annual salary
  • £750 onboarding joining bonus (half paid on completion of probationary and half paid on completion of 1 year of service)
  • Company Pension scheme and contribution
  • Free car park at the majority of our sites
  • FreeEnhanced disclosure check (DBS)
  • Blue Light Card - range of exclusive online offers and in-store discounts
  • Blue Light Insurance
  • Flexible working week
  • Progression opportunities to various roles such as Deputy Service Manager, Service Manager or Regional Manager
  • Access to discounted products and services and Carer and Care Worker benefits
  • Apprenticeships in Health and Social Care, Business Administration, Management and many more
  • Sovereign Healthcare Cover - including Dental, Optical, prescriptions and physiotherapy*
  • Employee Assistant Programme - offering holistic solutions, fast-tracked physiotherapy, mental health support and workplace adjustments
  • Annual Staff Awards in various categories
  • "Thank you" awards

*T&C half paid on completion of probationary and half paid on completion of 1 year service.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Registration with the HCPC (Health Care Professions Council) and a member of the RCOT (Royal College of Occupational Therapy)

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