South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust
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Hello, my name is Adam Carter and I am the manager of the Community Rehabilitation Team. We are looking for a Band 4 Associate Practitioner (Occupational Therapy) to join our established and supportive team. Our team prides itself on providing a recovery focused, client centred service of functional rehabilitation. The team provides assessment, goal setting, intervention, review and evaluation to a high standard and works in collaboration with service users to develop holistic plans of care. We work in the community, within peoples homes and across community mental health bases. We work in a safe and supportive way for both staff and service users.
As a Trust, we pride ourselves on being open and honest and delivering the best possible care to our service users. It would be great to have you as part of our team. We can promise you will be well supported and encouraged to continually develop your clinical skills and knowledge in a varied, sometimes challenging, but always stimulating environment. The team and the Trust as a whole is committed to staff health and wellbeing and I can honestly say that you will receive a consistent, respectful and supportive approach to your personal growth and development.
The organisation has a well established, professional leadership structure led by a Chief AHP, with access to strong professional networks and a wide range of profession specific training and career progression opportunities are available.
Main duties of the job
The Community Rehabilitation Team consists of Band 6 Specialist Occupational Therapists and Band 4 Associate Practitioners. The service currently operates Monday to Friday 9am-5pm with future plans of becoming a 7 day service. The service provides recovery focused, Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention across Wakefield and the 5 Towns. As such, you will need your own vehicle for this role.
We are a supportive therapy team, who work closely with the Enhanced, Core and Insight community mental health teams. We provide evidence based interventions informed by the Recovery model and ensure the delivery of a high quality of care with access to specialist resources and training, as well as regular, robust supervision.
We are committed to providing person centred, holistic care and you will gain experience of working with a wide range of conditions and complexities, including schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, personality disorder and OCD. You will have the opportunity to work with other professionals and care providers to meet the needs of our service users. Service networking is actively encouraged, and we have well established links with our local partners.
We actively welcome any prospective applicants to make contact to discuss the role further.
Adam Carter (Team Manager)
All employees of the Trust are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect patients.
We are a specialist NHS Foundation Trust that provides community, mental health and learning disability services for the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. We also provide low and medium secure services and are the lead for the west Yorkshire secure provider collaborative.
Our mission is to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities, we do this by providing high-quality care in the right place at the right time. We employ staff in both clinical and non-clinical services who work hard to make a difference to the lives of service users, families and carers.
We encourage and welcome applications from all protected characteristic groups, we value diversity and want our workforce to be reflective of our communities.
Being a foundation Trust means were accountable to our members, who can have a say in how were run. Around 14,300 local people (including staff) are members of our Trust.
Join us and you will be one of over 4,500 staff committed to supporting and improving the mental, physical and social needs of the thousands of people we meet and help each year.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.
We do reserve to right to close vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as possible.
Undertake delegated duties under the supervision of registered health care professionals. Consulting as necessary and working collaboratively within the health care team to deliver therapeutic interventions, psychological and physical care to a defined group of service users.
deliver evidence based planned care, which is safe and effective, in a manner which is caring , compassionate and enables service users to reach an optimum level of functioning, independence, rehabilitation and recovery.
provide care within well established policies, procedures, protocols, guidelines, and established clinical care plans, whilst acting within the required sphere of clinical competences for the role at all times.
following intial assessment by a registered health care professional, exercise initiative and judgement in, care planning, goal setting, delivery, implementation and evaluation of care.
working collaboratively and in partnership with others, develop knowledge to promote holistic care.
demonstrate sound knowledge of the care and treatment programmes of individual service users toenable the post holder to contribute and inform the decision making of registered health care professionals.
make appropriate care adjustments, within the agreed level of autonomy for the post, and be able to communicate any changes to service users, carers and the health care team. This may include regular assessment, evaluation, reporting and escalating relevant information to appropriate health and social care professionals.
undertake enhanced training and preparation to meet the specific clinical needs of the service and to equip the post holder for an enhanced leadership role.
contribute to enabling service users to reach their potential, including the utilisation of public health approaches eg, providing advice and support or signposting to the appropriate service.
undertake and maintain the required statutory, mandatory and core training as required by the specific area of service.
may be required to work in challenging environments which could include using managing aggression and violence techniques, lone working and conflict resolution.
supervise and delegate work to health care support workers, participate in their induction, training, appraisal.
work flexibly to meet the needs of the service.
Please view the full Job Description in the supporting documents