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Occupational Therapist

Band 5

Main area
Mental Health
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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1b St Catherine's Way
Great Yarmouth
£23,023 - £29,608 gross per annum
27/01/2019 23:59

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook

Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.

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Are you a qualified or soon to be qualified Occupational Therapist?

Are you interested in working in Adult Mental Health, but are passionate about developing your skills as an Occupational Therapist?

We have the perfect post for you! At St Catherine’s way in Gorleston Great Yarmouth we are at the beginning stages of developing a 7 day a week extended hours Clinically Occupational Therapy led service for people with complex mental health needs.

The person using the service would participate in a number of therapeutic opportunities within a structured timetable using groups as a key therapeutic tool. These would include groups to enable engagement, groups to develop practical skills but also groups to develop wellbeing, resilience and self-worth. All to enable a person, to work towards developing potential and ability to take their rightful place within their communities.

You will be someone who can work in partnership with a variety people whether they are service users, carers or colleagues. You will be keen to develop your group skills, and have the opportunity to be part of creating a new exciting service within the community in a house in a residential street.

Recovery principles will be key, functioning within the requirements of the care programme approach. The Band 5 Occupational Therapists in this service will have the opportunity to work with a Band 6 Occupational Therapists, Assistant Practitioners and experienced Support Workers.

The whole team is led by a Clinical Team Manager, with strong connections to the Adult Community Team. There will be regular in reach support from clinical psychology, psychological therapists and experts by experience. Strong links with social care, and all third sector and voluntary agencies is part of service delivery ethos.

If you, like us, are interested and excited by this project, please do give us a ring and make a time to look round informally.     


Benefits included with this role are:-

  • NHS pension
  • A comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • Career progression
  • Starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • Staff physio service
  • Gym membership
  • NHS discounts and many more.

To find out more about the job role click the job description, then click APPLY to start your candidate experience today!

Interviews are due to be held on W/C 11th February 2019 (subject to change)

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Craig Olley Tel: 01493 444465

If you have problems applying, contact

01603 421137