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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/02/2021.

Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 354-AE-20237

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Occupational therapist
St Marys's House, , Eastbourne
£24,907 - £30,615 Per annum

We are a large NHS Mental Health Trust in South East England and are looking for people to help us provide high quality services for the patients, carers and local communities that we serve.

We want patients and staff to recommend our organisation as a place where they would be happy for their friends and family to be treated. You can help us to do this by bringing your skills, experience and commitment to Sussex Partnership.

Sussex Partnership is an equal opportunities employer, with a sincere commitment to our people’s health and emotional wellbeing and as such, we have signed the Time to Change pledge and provide a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme.

In addition, our workforce is currently under-represented by people from Black and Minority Ethnic and Disabled communities. We welcome applications from people of these communities as we want our workforce to reflect the communities we serve.

The Trust is committed to providing opportunities for flexible working.

Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or another flexible pattern.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated our services good, following their most recent inspection, and outstanding in the caring domain.

Full Time Band 5 Occupational Therapist. Fixed Term Contract to cover maternity leave.

An exciting opportunity for an Occupational Therapist has become available in the Eastbourne Assessment and Treatment Service; a community based mental health service for adults with complex mental health needs across the Eastbourne, Seaford & Hailsham area.
You will be working in a busy multidisciplinary service alongside our existing Band 7 and 6 OTs. You will manage your own caseload providing Occupational Therapy assessment and treatment. The team works with a Recovery Approach and has an active Recovery College where our staff work with Peer Trainers to deliver a varied programme of courses, as well as internal group therapy which is facilitated within the local team.

The post is based at St Mary’s House in Eastbourne, there is however, aspects of the role which does involve being able to travel across the area. This is a full time post, however we encourage staff who are also looking for a job share/ flexible working or part time post to apply.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Occupational Therapist with a passion for working with this client group. This post would suit experienced staff as well as newly qualified OT’s.
The successful applicant will be supported by a strong professional leadership structure with regular OT clinical supervision and peer support. You will also be supported in working with other team members in the provision of triage, team assessments and duty. We will encourage you to complete regular training and help you to gain both generic and OT professional skills. We are committed to taking OT students on placements so there would be opportunities to support students.

We value our team’s ideas and are always working towards improving how we deliver patient care. We look forward to receiving your application.

For more information call Lisa O'Connell Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist or Team Lead Paula Weakford on 01323 747224

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust takes its responsibilities for the safeguarding and protection of children and young people and vulnerable adults very seriously and expects this of all its employees and bank workers. The Trust works with adult and children’s social care to ensure that the integrated service has systems in place to equip staff and bank workers with the knowledge and skills to recognise abuse, and take action to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children and young people.

Successful candidates are normally offered salaries at the bottom of the relevant salary range. However, where previous or equivalent NHS experience in a similar role can be demonstrated and evidenced, this may be taken into consideration when setting the starting salary.

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We welcome and appreciate every application that we receive but regret that we are unable to advise every candidate if they have not been shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date then it is likely that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion, however please do not be discouraged from applying again.

In the event of an excessive number of applicants the Trust does reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than indicated.

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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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