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!
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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:-
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)
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIESApart from its legal duties in relation to equality and diversity, the Trust recognises and actively promotes the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief. Additionally, people with disabilities that fall under the Two Ticks - Guaranteed Interview Scheme will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification). DISCLOSURE AND BARRING SERVICE CHECK (formerly CRB) FOR POSTS WITH DIRECT SERVICE USER CONTACT - Please be advised that due to recent changes in the DBS Service, organisations no longer receive copies of DBS Disclosures – these are sent directly to candidates only. Therefore, it will be your responsibility, if successful, to ensure that this is taken to the appointing officer as soon as you receive it. Alternatively, if you have subscribed to the update service, we will be able to check your status once we have your authority to do so.
The Trust has now introduced a DBS Update Service which is a contractual requirement. You need to subscribe when you have applied for your DBS clearance and there is a time limit to subscribe of 19 days after receipt of your DBS disclosure. Please ensure that this is completed within the set time scale.
This update service is an annual subscription at a cost of £13 to you. This will enable the Trust to have instant online access to your DBS record, with your consent, and so will remove the need for you to have to apply for this repeat check again.
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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Craig Olley Tel: 01493 444465
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