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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/04/2021.

Graduate Occupational Therapist – various positions

Job Reference: 173-19921-COMM

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Dependent on Rotation
£24,907 - £30,615 pa

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We are currently recruiting for Occupational Therapists to join our established mental health rotation.

We are looking for an individuals who are:-

  • Passionate about occupation and its role in mental health.
  • Able and willing to work flexibly, including shifts and weekends.
  • Able to work in various teams and on different sites across Leeds and York.

Our mental health rotation offers a great start to a career in mental health Occupational Therapy, with opportunities to work with various groups of service users at different stages in their care pathway. Each rotation is usually for nine months and we offer a 27 month contract for rotational posts.

The following areas are currently part of the rotation:-

  • Adult and Older peoples Acute Inpatient services
  • Intensive Community Services
  • Adult and Older peoples Community Mental Health Team
  • Assertive Outreach
  • Rehabilitation and Recovery services
  • Forensic Service
  • Dementia Inpatient services
  • Personality disorder network
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Veterans

You will be supported in your personal and professional development via clinical supervision, training and other Continuing Professional Development opportunities. The trust has an established preceptorship programme for new graduates offering specific support and development throughout your first year.

Please note this post usually attracts a large number of applicants and only the first 50 will go through for shortlisting. Shortlisting will take place week beginning 26th April and interviews will be held week beginning 10th May.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Caroline Frascina on 07915 584392.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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