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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/12/2020.

Community Mental Health Practitioner (Occupational Therapist)

Job Reference: 378-CK0901

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
378 HUD Memory Monitoring - OPS - Kirklees - 174243
£31,365 to £37,890 pa

Our Trust exists to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities. We’re delighted you’re looking at this job opportunity and hope you want to join our team.

We live our values every day:

  • We put the person first and in the centre
  • We know that families and carers matter
  • We are respectful, honest, open and transparent
  • We improve and aim to be outstanding
  • We are relevant today and ready for tomorrow

Our values are very important to us which is why we want to recruit people whose values match ours. Read on to find out more about this job opportunity.

Kirklees Memory Service, part of Older Peoples Services, based at Folly Hall in Huddersfield are looking to recruit a part-time Community Mental Health Practitioner (Occupational Therapist) on a permanent basis.

This is for 22.5 hours per week and will cover both North and South Kirklees. The role encompasses the Memory Service and Early Onset Dementia Team. Kirklees Memory Service is accredited by MSNAP, which is endorsed by the Care Quality Commission.

The successful candidate will work within the remit of the Band 6 job description which involves undertaking initial assessments of service users, intervention work, risk management and clinical decision making in line with leadership, working collaboratively with partner organisations. Alongside this, there is an expectation to carry out specific occupational therapy assessments and deliver interventions to service users in their own homes, establishing level of function that may support a dementia diagnosis and facilitating occupational performance.

You will need to be able to work autonomously as well as with the team and be able to assess and manage risks for people with dementia and their carers. The service places staff clinical and management supervision, appraisal, support and professional development as a high priority.

You would be working with a well-established multidisciplinary team that supports staff to develop both personally and professionally. We have a mix of mental health nurses, advanced nurse practitioners and social care professionals, with access to dietetics and psychology. There are regular Occupational Therapy network meetings and professional Occupational Therapy supervision available. A full comprehensive induction will be provided and access to further training options.

Experience of working within the community would be advantageous.

Full UK driving licence and use of own car is essential.

For further information please contact Jo Ellam – Team Manager on 01484 343128 or


As a flexible employer encouraging a healthy work/life balance, we will consider Part-Time and flexible working opportunities for all our positions.

Our application process will test your attitudes and behaviours, as well as your knowledge and skills. So that we know we’d be a good match for each other. If you’re successful you’ll then have a 12 months values based induction.

You’ll also have access to a wide range of wellbeing support because our wellbeing at work matters to #allofus. There’s a great range of support for us all including a workplace physio, staff retreats, health checks, counselling, mindfulness and a variety of sports groups. You can take part in our award-winning Creative Minds activities as well as access courses at our innovative recovery colleges.

We welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability as well as those who have experience of mental or physical health problems. So, if you need any support with your application just give us a call on 01226 644088.

A couple of things to note – if you’re shortlisted for interview we’ll contact you via your NHS jobs account, so please check this regularly. Please provide email addresses wherever possible for your references. Bear in mind that we reserve the right to close a vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as you can.

We hope you would like to join our award winning team. Good luck with your application.

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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