Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
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To support the Community Forensic Learning Disability Service (CFLDS) in the delivery of high-quality specialist assessment and intervention in the development of effective clinical services to meet the complex needs of people with a diagnosis of learning disabilities associated with forensic risk particularly those whose behaviour presents serious forensic risks to themselves and the public.
Main duties of the job
The incumbent will be responsible for leading, development, and driving of occupational therapy assessments and interventions for the people under the CFLDS who have a diagnosis of learning disabilities associated with forensic risk through the lens of trauma informed care. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring high quality and effective occupational therapy provision through the use of contemporary evidence-bases strategies and collaboration with all stakeholders. They will also be responsible for providing clinical and managerial supervision to other occupational therapists including students within the team and support them with their professional and personal development.
Mersey Care is one of the largest Trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the Northwest, serving more than 11 million people.
We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction, and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.
At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so
The incumbent will have extensive occupational therapy clinical experience at senior level accompanied with leadership skills and service development strategies to enhance the quality of life for people supported by CFLDS. they will have knowledge of relevant forensic legal frameworks and experience in working with criminal justice services. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring high quality and effective occupational therapy provision through the use of contemporary evidence-bases strategies and collaboration with all stakeholders. They will also be responsible for providing clinical and managerial supervision to other occupational therapists including students within the team and support them with their professional and personal development. They will lead on complex occupational therapy assessments and interventions care planning and delivery for the CFLDS population
Certificate of Sponsorship
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