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Occupational Therapist OPMH, Band 6

Job Reference: 184-SG.GEN.45

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Older persons mental health
Mulberry Centre, Burnham-on-Sea
£28,050 - £36,644 per ann

This is an exciting opportunity to apply for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist at the Mulberry Centre Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) for Older People in Burnham-on-Sea.

We are looking for an exceptional candidate with an OT qualification that has both the experience and passion to work with older people with mental illness.

Mulberry OPCMHT is a Multi-disciplinary team that provides assessment, treatment, reviews and support for people with complex mental health problems. We link closely with other professionals such as GP’s, District Nurses, IRT, and Adult Social Care. As a Care Co-ordinator, you will have a defined caseload and will focus on working directly with clients, families and their carers to ensure people receive an effective assessment with support and information to manage their condition whilst considering any possible risk or safeguarding concerns.

The role will also consist of completing OT specific assessments within the memory service and also running and developing groups within the day hospital.

You will demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively whilst remaining sensitive and empathetic. In return for your commitment to the service, we will provide you with excellent management and clinical supervision, access to further training and a job that is guaranteed to be rewarding.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Helen Andrew Team Manager OPMH North Sedgemoor on 01278 765140 or

Provisional interview date is 10th April 2019.

Our values are simple: Outstanding Care, Working Together, Listening and Leading.

We recognise that our staff are our most valuable resource, we are proud of the excellent levels of service our Trust provides to our service users and the dedication and conscientious of our staff. With this in mind, we offer a range of staff benefits including:

Excellent annual leave entitlement

Relocation package – up to £8,000

Enhanced rates of pay

NHS Pension Scheme

Free parking on most of our sites

NHS discounts

Training and development

Flexible working

Paid registration fees for the 1st year for newly qualified staff

For more information please contact the recruitment team on 01278 432008.

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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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