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Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 310-MAC35-1576226-D

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Gloucester Centre, Peterborough / Huntingdon
£30,401-£37,267 pa

We are looking to recruit a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to work within our Personality Disorder Service.

This position is to be based at either Huntingdon or Peterborough.

The service is a NICE compliant specialist outpatient service which operates across all four localities within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust; Cambridge, Huntingdon, Fenland and Peterborough. The service has undergone an innovative redesign and is embarking on an exciting phase of delivering a high quality service which strives for excellence for its service users. The service provides evidence based treatment protocols for patients with moderate to severe personality disorder which cover three main areas of impairment that the illness can present; namely psychological, occupational and social, with a specific focus on managing high chronic risk. The treatment protocols are based on models of Mentalisation Based Therapy, Dialectical Based Therapy and the Model of Human Occupation. There is an ethos of compassion for the lived experience of personality disorder, and therapeutic optimism for long term recovery that runs throughout. The service also offers consultation and training for other teams and services as well as close partnership working with GPs and primary care, and is committed to staff training, service evaluation and research. The service consists of a consultant psychiatrist and STR 4-6 placements, psychologists, enhanced nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, support workers/peer support workers, and an assistant psychologist.

Successful applicants will be strong team workers with demonstrable commitment and enthusiasm for working with people with personality disorders and an understanding of the impact that personality disorder can have on quality of life. Experience of facilitating group work in a mental health or social care setting would be an advantage, along with experience of managing a caseload and Care Co-ordination. This is an exciting opportunity to develop clinical and managerial skills and experience within a specialist mental health service. This is a service with a focus on supervision and reflection and we operate with a full team approach with treatment.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Terry Boylan – 01733 746800

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) is an equal opportunities employer and believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect, encouraging applications from all sectors of the community.

The aim of CPFT is to ensure that no employee in employment or job applicant receives less favourable treatment because of their race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin or on the grounds of gender, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation or religion; or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not justified by the job to be done.

CPFT is looking to build upon its pool of temporary workers with Temporary Staffing Services (TSS). You will be asked at interview if you would be willing to register with TSS. This is an excellent opportunity for those looking to take on additional hours that are flexible around their personal circumstances.

Internal CPFT applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ and who meet the essential criteria will be given prior consideration over other candidates who apply for this post. If you are ‘at risk’ please make it clear on your application so you receive priority consideration.

If you are successful at interview you will be subject to pre-employment checks, including a DBS (if appropriate) and references to cover 3 years of continuous employment. To ensure a smooth process please bring all identity documents to your interview. A list of required identity documents will be attached to your interview invitation.

In submitting an application form, you authorise CPFT to check any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

Please note that due to the variety of contacts you may provide it cannot be guaranteed that the recruitment process will be managed exclusively within the NHS email system.

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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