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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/09/2020.

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Job Reference: 186-879-20-FRH-JT

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Rampton Hospital, Retford
£19,737 - £21,142 per annum*

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Honesty, Compassion, Trust, Respect, Teamwork.

We are recruiting to strengthen our response during the Coronavirus outbreak.

We are a provider for Mental health, intellectual disability and specialist mental health services, community physical health for adults and children, prison health and our low, medium and high secure hospitals including Rampton Hospital.

*The post holder will also be entiteld to a High Secure Allowance of £4,012 per annum

An opportunity has arisen for the recruitment of an Occupational Therapy Assistant to work within the Therapies and Education Department, Day Units Team.

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is one of the country’s leading mental health and learning disability service providers, employing over 6000 staff to provide these services over more than 100 sites. Rampton Hospital is part of the Trust and one of the three high secure hospitals in England and Wales. The hospital provides a service to people with mental health problems and personality disorders and the National Centre’s for people with learning disabilities, women and deaf men – all of whom require high levels of security. The Occupational Therapy Team is managed within the Therapies and Education Department which provides a wide range of therapeutic interventions and activities throughout the hospital.

The post holder should have GCE/GCSE or equivalent in English Language and it would be advantageous to have an accredited qualification or further training in a practical skill along with experience of paid or voluntary work with individual and/or groups, and experience/understanding of working in a team setting.

Applicants should have the ability to work positively with individuals experiencing mental illness and with high levels of risk behaviour.

Good communication, negotiating skills and the ability to motivate people are also essential.

Applicants should visit the hospital to discuss the variety of posts before applying.

Our DBS check is free, you have no fees to pay!

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameKath AlderJob titleDay Unit ManagerEmail addressKath.Alder@nottshc.nhs.ukTelephone number01777 880 217

*The closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the post early.

Preferential consideration will be given to employees of Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust currently declared ‘at risk’. Medical and Non-Executive Director posts are exempt from this criterion.

The Trust believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect and encourages applications from all sectors of the community. We guarantee an interview to candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum essential criteria. We positively encourage people who have experienced mental health problems to apply for a role within the Trust.

When you apply for a position with the Trust using NHS jobs you will be contacted by E mail regarding invitation to attend interviews. Please note any further correspondence regarding any offer of employment and contract will also be sent to the email address provided on NHS Jobs.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to confirm from your previous or current NHS employer and other prior employers; previous NHS service details and personal data held about you, including Occupational Health data (inoculations and screening tests). This data will be transferred using NHS Electronic Staff Record and third party systems via an automated process and only used for the purposes of obtaining and maintaining accurate employment records, should you be appointed to the post.

All new starters from 1st January 2019 payslips/P60’s will only be available electronically via MyESR Employee Self Service.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, convictions which would otherwise be considered as 'spent' will also be checked as part of an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

For eligible posts, satisfactory DBS disclosures are mandatory before commencement of employment within the Trust.

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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