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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 310-MEP43-1874533-A

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Older People
The Cavell Centre, Peterborough
£30,401 - £37,267 pa pro rata

We are currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Occupational Therapist to join our Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team within Older Peoples’ Mental Health in Peterborough. The established team comprises of community psychiatric nurses, support workers and consultant psychiatrists.

We are a friendly, proactive team with a strong plan for the further development of the provision of crisis support to older people.

A flexible working style will be required, providing a 7 day crisis response and home treatment service, working shifts 8am-8pm, Monday - Sunday.

The candidate’s role would include using generic and occupational therapy specific skills to assess and implement treatment plans for older adults with mental health needs. The role will include developing the use of evidence-based models of practice (Model of Human Occupation) within this context of the crisis team. This role would also provide opportunities for the candidate to further develop specialist occupational therapy knowledge and skills, as well as building on generic skills.

The role will involve multidisciplinary working with both mental and physical health staff.

The ideal candidate will have a strong team work ethic, sense of accountability, accompanied by an ability to work under considerable pressure at times and have a passion for working with older people in the community. This post is open to professionals with the right attributes to enhance a team. There will also be opportunities to be involved in wider directorate endeavours.

If you are looking for a new challenge, enjoy variety in your work and wish to be part of a team striving to make a difference for our community by supporting older people with functional and organic mental health needs then we want to hear from you.

Benefits of working for CPFT include:

  • Annual leave allowance 27 days plus bank holidays (this may increase depending on NHS service)
  • Pension scheme
  • Flexible job share opportunities
  • Salary sacrifice schemes
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Professional development via the CPFT Academy which provides in-house training programmed
  • Free on-site parking (dependent on site)
  • Stress awareness training
  • Mindfulness training
  • Counselling service

Due to service demand, we will be unable to accept agency staff for this vacancy

For further details / informal visits contact:

Paul Williams
Team Manager - Older Peoples’ Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (North)

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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