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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/07/2020.

Healthcare Assistant - Therapy

Job Reference: 798-0222H

Herefordshire Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Services
Therapies Team - Hereford
£19,737 to £21,142 pa

As of 1st April 2020 Herefordshire Mental Health and Learning Disability Services will be transferring to Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. This change will be reflected in any correspondence you receive relating to an offer of employment.

We serve a population of 189,000 spread across 850 square miles of Herefordshire. We offer a wide range of in-patient and community mental health services covering all ages including Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Perinatal, Working Age and Older People Services. In the most recent CQC inspection the organisation retained its overall rating of good amongst which several services were rated as outstanding.

Herefordshire Mental Health & Learning Disability services employ approximately 400 staff currently.

Recent service developments have included perinatal mental health, personality disorder/complex trauma, liaison & diversion services and Individual Placement and Support Services. We are an innovative forward looking organisation keen to work with people in our aim to improve outcomes for people with mental health and learning disabilities of all ages.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a skilled, motivated and passionate Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) to join the Therapies Team at the Stonebow Unit.

The Stonebow Unit is a mental health in-patient facility for working age adults and older adults with functional and organic conditions.

You will work as part of a dedicated in-patient multi-disciplinary team under the supervision of the Occupational Therapists to provide occupational therapy interventions for an identified OTA caseload.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, energy enthusiasm and an understanding of how to work alongside an individual to promote independence.

Candidates will have undertaken a minimum of a Level 2 qualification in care and should be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience of working with people with a mental health condition.

Patients will be supported to access their local community from hospital as part of discharge preparation and a valid UK driving licence is essential.

The successful candidate will be supported to develop their knowledge and skills with equipment provision, using the Model of Human Occupation and implementing occupationally focussed care and intervention plans.

Regular supervision, reflective practise and training opportunities will be actively encouraged.

For further details or to arrange an informal visit contact:

Gail Mathews, Occupational Therapy Manager, Stonebow Unit. 01432 364048.

Applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted via NHS Jobs. Please check your account regularly. If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date you have probably not been shortlisted. We are sorry that on some occasions we are unable to let you know the outcome of your application personally. The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

Applicants should note that all new appointments to theTrust are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.(excluding Medical Staffing appointments).

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, we will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service, pension, sick pay entitlement and pay grade. Your permission will be sought at application and /or later in the process.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

For positions Band 8a and above there is a requirement to participate in an on-call rota to ensure a high quality of care for patients at all times and continued support to all staff with access to the right knowledge and expertise. For further information on this please consult the job description.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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