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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/08/2021.

Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist (Band 7)

Job Reference: 376-DCG-0173

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust
DCG Clinical Leads
£38,890 to £44,503 pa


Band 7 Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist

37.5 hours – fixed term until 31/3/22

As part of the Community Mental Health Transformation Programme, Doncaster Care Group is setting up an innovative new Transitions Team. This occupational therapy led service will provide effective and supportive interventions to aid people in moving from secondary services back to primary care, ensuring they have what they need to manage their mental health successfully and feel connected to their communities. It will also offer input to those in primary care who are not in crisis, but due to their mental health needs are having issues with their functioning and briefly need therapeutic support to prevent escalation to secondary services.

This post offers an excellent opportunity for an occupational therapist wishing to take on a combined clinical leadership / expert practitioner role, with a view to constructing and developing this new service in conjunction with professional colleagues, experts by experience and carers. The post holder will be responsible for leading the team and the line management / supervision of two other team members; a Specialist OT (Band 6) and a Support Time Recovery Worker (Band 3).

Based in the community in Doncaster, the post holder will be working with the Community Mental Health Teams, GP surgeries, third sector and community organisations to support the smooth transitions of people aligned to their levels of need. They will be supported by the Band 8a community lead and supervised by the Professional Lead Occupational Therapist.

  • You should have substantial experience of leading and working clinically in mental health settings
  • You will have experience of successfully designing / developing / transforming services
  • You should be a team player, and a confident and effective communicator with service users, carers and staff of all professional groups as well as with external partner agencies.

The Allied Health Professionals and occupational therapy network within the organisation is well established and supportive, providing opportunities for collaboration and support related to development of occupational therapy practice and services.

We have strong links with local universities and provide regular practice placements for occupational therapy students.

Support will be offered through regular clinical and managerial supervision, in-house and external training and an individual approach to your future developmental needs.

Due to the short term nature of this contract in the first instance, secondment arrangements can be considered. If you are interested in this, please seek provisional agreement from your line manager before applying.

For further information contact Helen Jennings, Professional Lead Occupational Therapist, 07909 001246

We reserve the right to close down this advert early should there be a high number of applicants.


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