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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/03/2020.

Senior Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 457-20-004-OT

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
MH Community Transformation
£37,570 to £43,772 depending on experiance

About us

We are a Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust providing a range of diverse services including: generic & specialist mental health care; services for people with learning disability; drug & alcohol services; Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT); GP Primary Care services; dementia care services; and community based services for those with long term neurological conditions. We promote emotional health and well being through the provision of accessible high quality modern services designed around the needs of our local population. Our culture is founded upon effective partnership working and close working relationships with staff, service users and their families/carers. We strive to deliver consistently high quality care through our high performing, dedicated & skilful workforce which you could now become a part of. Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are Respect, Compassion, Partnership. Accountability, Fairness and Ambition.

Description of the service/programme:

Sheffield is a national trailblazersite for delivering a new place based community mental health service for adults and older adults. The two-year programme is a collaborative partnership between Sheffield Health and Social Care, Primary Care Sheffield and NHS Sheffield CCG and the VCSE. It focuses on developing a primary care and community based support service with improved access to psychological therapies, improved physical health care, personalised and trauma-informed care and medicine management.

If you are flexible, adaptable and like working in partnership with health care professionals to support people with mental health problems close to home, this is an exciting opportunity to trial a new network-based multidisciplinary service across health and social care aligned with primary care networks.

Description of the Team/responsibilities/duties of the role:

You will work within a new multidisciplinary team of GPs, primary care, mental health and physical health professionals across primary care networks to improve mental health recovery and increase annual health checks for adults with severe mental illness, including complex mental health difficulties associated with a diagnosis of “personality disorder”.

Essential/Desirable Requirements of the Post Holder

We are looking for innovative and proactive occupational therapist who have experience of providing occupational focused assessment and interventions for individuals with mental health conditions, including severe mental illness. They will have experience of working with multidisciplinary teams and the capacity to develop good working relationships across the whole city. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a real commitment and compassion for working with this client group and across a diverse population.

For further information about the programme please contact Serena Coultress, Assistant Service Director – Community Wellbeing (on 0114 2263146 /

Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are:

  • Respect: We listen to other, valuing their views and contributions
  • Compassion: We show empathy and kindness to others so they feel supported, understood and safe
  • Partnership: We engage with others on the basis of equality and collaboration
  • Accountability: We are open and transparent, acting with honesty and integrity, accepting responsibility for outcomes
  • Fairness: We ensure equal access to opportunity, support and services
  • Ambition: We are committed to making a difference and helping to fulfil aspirations and hopes of our service users.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children and as part of our safe recruitment practice the successful applicant(s) will be subject to a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) if it is deemed appropriate for the role. The cost of the DBS check (currently up to £48.23) must be met by the successful applicant(s).

SHSC is a Level 2 'Disability Confident' employer, this means that if you have a Disability you are guaranteed an interview if you meet ALL of the essential criteria for this post. Please make sure that when you apply for this post you make it clear how you meet the criteria for the post and also complete the monitoring section of the application where there is a box to tick to indicate that you wish to be included in the guaranteed interview scheme.

The Trust values the diversity of all staff and is committed to equality. We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, gender, racial origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation or disability including people who have experienced mental ill health. We actively welcome applications from people who have used our services.

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