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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/04/2021.

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Job Reference: 173-19521-ACUTE

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Women’s service – Becklin Centre
£19,737 - £21,142 pa

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Do you have an interest in working with people in a mental health setting? Are you interested in working with other health care professionals from different organizations’ in a ward environment? Would you like to be part of an established occupational therapy team, supported by qualified occupational therapists, to make a difference to the recovery of service users within a mental health setting? If so then this may be the opportunity for you to make a positive difference.

Here at the Becklin Centre we have an established and dynamic service that has been designed to meet the needs of working age females within a mental health setting. We are looking to recruit individuals who have the passion, skills and experience to work with this client group.

We are keen to recruit into the following position

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant at Band 3

The role will be based on a 22 bedded ward for people who present with acute and complex mental health difficulties. The ward provides 24hour care to manage risk and promote recovery for clients who have experienced deterioration in their mental state.

The successful candidate will work within the Occupational Therapy team to provide person-centred care and intervention with a view to promoting independence and reduce length of hospital admission. Within this role you will be supported and supervised by a qualified Occupational Therapist.

The role will involve working within a full multi-disciplinary team on the ward. As well as linking in with external agencies to provide continuity of care.

We strongly recommend contacting the service prior to making an application.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Laura Greenway, Band 6 Occupational Therapist on 01138556705/01138556642.

All applications submitted will be held by and the Trust Resourcing team. If you are unsuccessful at interview your details will be held for a further 6 months and then deleted.

***Please note that from 1st July 2018, all new employees will be required to pay for their DBS Check, and to subscribe to the DBS Update Service.***

If a DBS Check is required for your role the Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost of the DBS check (Enhanced Check £48 or Standard Check £30) by way of deductions from your salary over the first 3 consecutive months of employment with the Trust. As a condition of your employment you will also be required to register with and to participate in the DBS Update Service, and will be responsible for maintaining payment, and subscription to the DBS Update Service (£13 annual payment).DBS checks for volunteers remain free of charge.

NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk of redundancy’ will, wherever possible be offered an interview, provided that they demonstrate that they meet all the essential shortlisting criteria of the post. If you are ‘at risk of redundancy’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application.

The Trust reserves the right to close the vacancy before the closing date.

In view of Home Office Immigration Regulations all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process should you be appointed to the post.

The Trust currently pays a non-consolidated supplement in order that all our staff receive the equivalent of the Living Wage Foundation Rate.

Please note: The Trust does not offer reimbursement of interview expenses.

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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