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Senior Occupational Therapist
Main area Mental Health
Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Location Bognor Regis - Sussex
Salary £32,306 - £39,027 Per annum
The 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 wellbeing. We have a great opportunity for a motivated Occupational Therapist, who is seeking to develop their practice within the community setting. 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.
We are looking for an Occupational Therapist to join our friendly and supportive team. Our vacancy is for a Band 6 practitioner however we will offer Band 5 to 6 development posts to the right candidates.
Main duties of the job
The Assessment and Treatment Service is a lively community mental health team supporting people living with severe and enduring mental health problems. You will 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.
Our vision is to provide outstanding care and treatment; the people that we 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 us achieve our vision then we would like to hear from you.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
The role is all about improving outcomes for this patient group, working creatively with patients and their carers to co-create care and risk plans that will help them achieve their goals and to live as independently as possible. This key to success is often about building effective partnerships with GPs, Crisis services, housing and other third sector providers or we might decide to refer patients onto one of our more specialist services, such as our Early intervention in Psychosis or Eating disorders.
Working in our team includes:
What you will receive from us:
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.