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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/05/2019.

Specialist Practitioner Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 378-SSCK0545

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
378 WAK LD Therapy in Kirklees - 175546
£30,401 to £37,267 pa

Our Trust exists to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities. We’re delighted you’re looking at this job opportunity and hope you want to join our team.

We’re very proud we were chosen as the ‘best organisation’ in the 2017 Kate Granger awards for compassionate care. We live our values every day:

  • We put the person first and in the centre
  • We know that families and carers matter
  • We are respectful, honest, open and transparent
  • We improve and aim to be outstanding
  • We are relevant today and ready for tomorrow

Our values are very important to us which is why we want to recruit people whose values match ours. Read on to find out more about this job opportunity.

B6 Specialist Practitioner Occupational Therapist

An exciting secondment opportunity covering maternity leave has arisen for an experienced and dynamic Occupational therapist to join our newly transformed learning disabilities services, working within Kirklees Intensive Support Team. You will be part of a multidisciplinary team working alongside, nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists, speech and language therapists and healthcare support workers. You will be involved in supporting adults with learning disabilities who require intensive, individualised and specialist involvement due to the risk of placement breakdown or hospital admission.

You will be required to use your specialist Occupational Therapy skills to support the assessment and delivery of high quality therapeutic interventions to address the occupational needs of service users accessing the service, many of whom may present with complex and challenging needs. The team uses a co-ordinated approach to care to enable service users to remain in the community and to reach their optimal potential. This will require effective MDT working skills, close liaison with other agencies and use of excellent communication skills. You will have previous relevant experience in learning disabilities and be able to demonstrate knowledge of relevant local and national policy. You will have experience of undertaking specialist assessment (including risk assessment) and intervention with clients presenting with significant behavioural and mental health needs, and will feel comfortable working with crisis situations.

You will have experience of supervising junior staff/students, a strong commitment to on-going professional development and a keen interest in service innovation. You will have access to regular supervision, professional networks and training. Please note that this post will at times involve working flexibly out of hours according to service demand. Any working in unsociable hours will be reimbursed as per SWYPFT policy.

As a flexible employer encouraging a healthy work/life balance, we will consider Part-Time working opportunities for all our positions.

Our application process will test your attitudes and behaviours, as well as your knowledge and skills. So that we know we’d be a good match for each other. If you’re successful you’ll then have a 12 months values based induction.

You’ll also have access to a wide range of wellbeing support because our wellbeing at work matters to #allofus. There’s a great range of support for us all including a workplace physio, staff retreats, health checks, counselling, mindfulness and a variety of sports groups. You can take part in our award-winning Creative Minds activities as well as access courses at our innovative recovery colleges.

We welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability as well as those who have experience of mental or physical health problems. So, if you need any support with your application just give us a call on 01226 644088.

A couple of things to note – if you’re shortlisted for interview we’ll contact you via your NHS jobs account, so please check this regularly. Please provide email addresses wherever possible for your references. Bear in mind that we reserve the right to close a vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as you can.

We hope you would like to join our award winning team. Good luck with your application.

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.

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