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Occupational Therapy
NHS AfC: Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
Employer type
Sutherland Centre
£22,128 - £28,746 pa
28/02/2018 23:59
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Occupational Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 5

We are delighted to be advertising this unique opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic occupational therapist to join our community mental health team, covering the Newcastle-under-Lyme area of Staffordshire.

The is a newly developed post within our team, and the role will involve working as an occupational therapist, within our multi-disciplinary team, alongside doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, support time recovery (STR) and health care support workers and our admin team. This is an exciting time for our team, and this new development is part of us working towards developing more effective occupational therapy based pathways, with a focus on recovery for our service users. The successful applicant will be working alongside our current senior occupational therapists to develop these group and individual recovery focussed pathways. We also aim to develop a clear and structured STR pathway, using the occupational therapy process to drive this.

Applications are welcomed from newly qualified occupational therapists with an interest in mental health and community working. Although mental health experience may be beneficial, it is not essential. Preceptorship is available, as well as help and guidance from an extremely supportive and experienced team.  

The Newcastle Adult Community Mental Health Team operates from its main base on the Bradwell Hospital Site which serves an identified catchment area within Newcastle and surrounding areas. Our centre is staffed from 8am until 6pm Monday to Friday and a there is also a duty rota system covering weekend working where we each cover a small number of weekend days over a year.

The community mental health teams exist to support clients with identified Mental Health conditions using the CPA process of care delivery. Your role will involve you taking responsibility for a specific client group with occupational therapy and mental health needs, using the CPA process the support this. This will involve you taking the role of care coordinator for selected individuals, where appropriate. You will assist clients through the Mental Health pathway on their journey to their recovery, visiting them in their own homes or other accommodation; so the ability to travel is essential. The role will require the delivery of a range of occupational therapy specific interventions, care planning and risk managing, with the support of the multi-disciplinary team.

The community teams are embarking on a challenging journey of change & the appointed individual will need to be innovative, compassionate and motivated, have a passion to deliver individualised, person centred care and can make a positive contribution to service development. This is an opportunity to join our Community Mental Health Teams as we enter a time of modernisation and development of our services to meet the needs of local people. Support and interventions are delivered that are recovery focused and promote independence and resilience, and deliver high quality outcomes for service users and carers.

We welcome a visit or phone call if you would like to find out more or have any questions. Please contact senior occupational therapist, Kerrie Parton for further details on 03007900237.

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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

For further information please contact Jade Balderson, 0300 123 1162 or at