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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/08/2020.

Lead Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 325-A-20-100057

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Mid Surrey Community Mental Health Team
£40,681 - £46,294 inc Fringe HCAs

Hours – 0.8 wte, 30 hours per week

Based at Mid Community Mental Health Team, Epsom.

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced and motivated Lead Occupational Therapist to come and be part of a forward thinking occupational therapy service. You will be part of a leadership team who are committed to leading and developing innovative ways of ensuring the occupational needs of people who use our services are a key component of high quality service delivery.

Our services for older people, with dementia as well as severe and enduring mental health problems, provide high quality care within acute in-patient settings and community mental health teams. We use the Model of Human Occupation to guide all our OT assessments and interventions.

The OT Leadership team is committed to an extensive, coordinated CPD programme including supervision, care group, Trust wideand core competence training, and annual conferences. Our CPDhas been focused on embedding occupational and neuroscience into practice, along with developing brave and courageous leaders at every level. All staff are valued for their expertise in occupationally focused interventions and specialist group therapy.

This post includes providing highly specialist occupational therapy interventions (group and individual) 2 ½ days per week at Mid CMHT, with the remaining time for leadership of the occupational therapy service across Mid and East Surrey.

You will need:

  1. Experience of and specialist skills working with diverse mental health diagnoses in older people

  2. Experience of supporting the evaluation of service delivery

  3. Experience of providing supervision

  4. Experience in developing and delivering training

  5. The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team whilst maintaining an occupational focus

  6. The ability to work flexibly and independently

  7. Excellent communication skills

  8. Enthusiasm, imagination and initiative

We will provide:

  • The opportunity to work within a highly skilled and experienced team of Occupational Therapists

  • Access to a structured and supportive professional development process

  • Opportunities to be involved in innovative projects

  • Access to high quality supervision and CPD opportunities

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SABP) is one of the largest Mental Health Trusts in the South East working collaboratively with, health, social care and voluntary organisations. We also work in partnership with university colleagues to develop research projects and funding streams.

For further details please contact Louise Wiggins (Professional Lead for Occupational Therapy)

Please note that all salaries shown are based on whole time of 37.5 hours per week for non-medical roles and 40 hours per week for medical roles, part time roles are pro-rated accordingly.

The Trust aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee is unfairly disadvantaged on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status/civil partnership, religion/belief or trade union status. The Trust is committed to the employment and career development of people from ethnic minority backgrounds and people with disabilities.

The Trust would encourage applications from people who have experience of using Mental Health & Learning Disability Services.

We reserve the right to close this post early should we be overwhelmed by applications. Please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process. If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please do not hesitate to contact us to make an offline application within the original timeframe.

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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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