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Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 301-LBG-22-146839

Inclusion HMP Oakwood
£32,306 - £39,027

Inclusion, created in 2002 is part of the Specialist Services Care Group of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT).

We believe that the individuals and families who use our services should receive high quality, committed and inclusive services realising all the benefits a modern national NHS organisation can bring. To do this, we need a well trained and supported workforce and place significant investment in training and development opportunities. We have market-leading opportunities and terms and conditions.

We are proud to have dedicated, passionate and professional staff across our services. We employ a broad spectrum of roles to ensure we meet the needs of those we work with. This includes Doctors, Nurses, Therapists, Allied Health Professionals, Psycho-social Workers, Peer Mentors and Volunteers.

There has never been a better time to join Inclusion (and the Trust); take a look at our Benefits Leaflet to see what else we can offer you.

The Trust works in partnership with the NHS programme ‘Step into Health’, supporting ex-service personnel into a career in the NHS.

Do you want to make a real difference as an Occupational Therapist to those most in need? Why not bring your skills and help support individuals in their recovery?

Our Integrated Mental Health and Substance Misuse Service at HMP Oakwood is looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic Occupational Therapist to join our busy, friendly and professional teams. The Integrated Mental Health & Substance Misuse Team is an innovative forward thinking team, committed to a Recovery focused approach that meets individual’s needs.

This is an exciting and energetic role for an individual who is passionate about providing good quality mental health care and support within a busy and rewarding environment. The prison environment is one of the most challenging, yet rewarding places for Occupational Therapists to work. The variety of the role will keep things fresh and stimulating whilst being part of a supportive team with effective management providing supervision and guidance.

If you want a role where you are supported to develop your existing skills and benefit the lives of others then keep reading…

  • You will be a qualified Occupational Therapist, with a flexible approach and want to work in a team that encourages new ideas and feedback on how to improve the service.
  • You will share our values, be committed to providing high quality care and developing your own skills.
  • You will be confident in dealing with a wide range of situations and other professionals to provide the best care to service users within the prison.
  • You will be enthusiastic about working within an ever-changing prison environment.
  • You will work in a fully multi-disciplinary team to provide varied and comprehensive interventions in-line with the stepped care model. The team includes RMNs, RLDN, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Psychosocial Workers and team administrators.
  • You will work to assist service users to progress through their sentence and onto their resettlement in the community.
  • We welcome flexible working and will consider part-time applicants.

More about HMP Oakwood

HMP Oakwood is a modern, category C prison for men. Oakwood sits next to the existing HMP Featherstone and HMYOI Brinsford, located in Featherstone, Staffordshire. Located just off the M54 with accessible routes. HMP Oakwood is one of the largest prisons in England and Wales, providing places for up to 2106 prisoners.

We strive to provide high quality healthcare to those in the custodial setting. We work closely with partners in an aim to deliver the same level of healthcare to prisoners one would expect to receive in the community.

We are an integrated Mental Health and Substance misuse team providing a holistic level of care. The team consists of registered mental health nurses, substance misuse workers, psychiatrists, psychologist, social worker, occupational therapist working within the prison environment alongside a wide range of professionals providing a multi-agency approach.

There is a strong emphasis on creative approaches to engaging this population. We have strong relationships with partner agencies to ensure a joined up approach to care, which has been recognised regionally.

More about the role…

You will be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of evidenced based interventions. The post holder will manage a caseload of patients, practicing within the framework of the multi-disciplinary team and Care Programme Approach. The post holder will provide a care coordinator role and communicate effectively with other professionals internal and external to the Inclusion team and prison to ensure through care support where appropriate. The role will require you to be a reflective practitioner, eager to work collaboratively with service users, carers and team members to contribute to the delivery of an effective, dynamic, specialist OT service.

You will work with individuals from initial assessment through to discharge, which can include transferring care to other providers such as hospitals or CMHTs whilst working with a variety of agencies in the Offender Health Pathway. You will help to rehabilitate and support service users to live decent and purposeful lives as members of the community.

The post holder will benefit from the experience and support of the team and that of its NHS employer. Inclusion (part of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust) has prison substance misuse and mental health teams across the country and you will benefit from training and development opportunities as well as the support of an NHS employer experienced in providing prison healthcare for many years.

Our offer

In return for your passion and commitment, you can expect the following from us:

  • MPFT will offer an additional £3,200.00 ‘welcome to MPFT bonus’ 50% on joining us and 50% after a period of 12 months service
  • An equivalent allowance can be offered which will enable the individual to pay for yearly professional registration fees up to £120.00 per year
  • A contribution for relocation fees is also available upon application.
  • Salary on appointment
  • Individual learning fund
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Monthly supervision and annual appraisal
  • Clinical supervision to support specialist skills development
  • The benefit of working within a MDT for one of the largest Trusts in the country
  • Learning and development opportunities for career progression and individual professional development
  • Development Days hosted by the Directorate and genuine support from colleagues working in prisons across the country
  • Cycle to work scheme and comprehensive wellbeing offer
    • Free on-site parking

If you would like to know more and find out whether joining our friendly dedicated team is for you please get in touch, we would love to speak to you. If this sounds like the next step, you want to take, please apply today or speak to John Maddock on 01902 799848 or 01902 799853 for more information.

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Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and operates a no smoking at work policy.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early.

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