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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/03/2022.

Occupational Therapy Support Worker Band 4

Job Reference: 201-22-358

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Caradon MH Team
£22,549 - £24,882 Per Annum

Thank you for your interest in joining us at Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. We pride ourselves in striving to be an employer of choice.

Great Care We will deliver safe, high quality, consistent and personalised care based on best practice. We are working to be a responsive organisation that listens and learns.

Great Organisation We work to be a green organisation, and our sustainability plan will deliver NHS net zero targets. We will support quality care, research and innovation. All our work will be underpinned by clear and transparent principles and systems.

Great People We will work together with our staff to create an organisation that supports our collective health and wellbeing. We will attract, retain and develop great people, and embed a caring, open, inclusive and restorative just culture that supports us to deliver quality care.

Great Partner With our partners we will deliver health care that improves people’s quality of life, prevents ill health and reduces inequalities. We will spend our money wisely to achieve high quality outcomes that matter to local people.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or a flexible pattern. In addition, although the role advertised may have a ‘home’ office base indicated, we remain committed to supporting flexibility around workplace locations. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Successful applicants will be an NHS employee and may therefore have contact with vulnerable service users. During the C19 pandemic, it has been necessary to take significant steps to protect the health and safety of our staff, service users and those attending our sites. Unless exempt, we encourage and support staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against C19.

We are looking to recruit to 3 Occupational Therapy Support Worker roles in our Adult Community Mental Health Teams in the East, Mid and West of the County. We welcome applicants with a range of experiences and transferable skills that would enhance the health and well-being of our service users in the broadest sense.

You will have excellent communication skills and be focused on delivering patient-centred care, working with the individual to explore their strengths and the things they can do to increase their well-being and quality of life.

We are looking for someone with the ability to work creatively, to build a strong rapport with people, and who is passionate to utilise meaningful activity to improve recovery outcomes for people with severe and enduring mental illness.

You will be a highly valued member of a dedicated multi-disciplinary team. Under the supervision of the Occupational Therapists, you will implement specific 1:1 interventions and deliver therapeutic groups to aid mental health recovery.

This post is static and full time working 37.5 hours per week. There are 3 posts available based in Liskeard, St Austell and Penzance.

Our mission is to provide a safe and empowering environment steeped in a caring, culture of acceptance, curiosity and empathy.

We are dedicated to building a compassionate workplace where quality improvement to the services we provide is at the heart of everything we do.

Here’s what we can offer you:-

  • You will be a valued member of the Occupational Therapy profession, and the multi-disciplinary team, including ICMHT’S and wider Adult Mental Health Services.
  • A role that enables you to be forward thinking and proactive in patient care.
  • A leadership structure including line management, clinical and professional supervision from the Occupational Therapy team, and a supportive professional group including opportunities for peer supervision and sharing best practice.
  • You will be offered specific Occupational Therapy CPD opportunities to enhance your learning and understanding of the profession as well as in house training.
  • Regular reflective practice and clinical supervision.
  • Staff benefits, including planned wellbeing time.
  • Opportunities to contribute to the development of community mental health services.

If you would like to know more, we would love to have an informal conversation with you about this post. Please call or visit us in beautiful Cornwall which is a fantastic place to live and work.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Hannah Robinson

Job title: Clinical & Professional Lead Occupational Therapist

Email address:

Telephone number: 07818405187

We are proud to prioritise the development of our people and have the following opportunities available:

  • Career conversations with development plans for succession planning and talent management
  • Protected CPD time for registered staff
  • Access to a central development fund supporting CPD for all staff
  • Leadership and Management programmes
  • Coaching and mentoring opportunities
  • Clinical induction programme for operational skills
  • Access to a care certificate programme for band 1-4 clinical staff
  • A preceptorship programme to support newly qualified staff
  • Individual professional development programmes

Being part of a successful NHS Foundation Trust brings a portfolio of rewards and benefits for our staff. These include:

  • Suite of health and wellbeing initiatives to support colleagues physical and mental health
  • Free access to individual HARP portfolios to support revalidation for nursing staff
  • Free DBS checks where required
  • Discounts available from retailers, UK hotels and main attractions
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

The Trust reserves the right to close this advert once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

If you are successful at the shortlisting stage of the recruitment process you will be contacted via email regarding interview details.

We are committed to diversity and equality of employment including the employment of current and former service users.

If you are successful, you agree to Occupational Health accessing your health records from your current or previous employer to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. Appointments are subject to full three year satisfactory references therefore please ensure you include correct contact details for your nominated referees including email addresses.

Any general recruitment queries, please contact our recruitment team on 01208 834644

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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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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