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Senior Occupational Therapist - Band 7

Senior Occupational Therapist
Location: Essex
Salary:  £30,000 to £40,000 plus package and benefits
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
We are currently looking for an enthusiastic Occupational Therapist with an interest in working with men and women with Personality Disorder and co morbid mental health difficulties, who require specialist assessments and treatment within a forensic psychiatric setting.
Firstly, a bit about us
St Andrew’s is the UK’s leading mental healthcare charity with an excellent and well-deserved reputation as a provider of specialist mental healthcare, and a top 20 charity overall.  We have a multi-disciplinary team of over 4,500 staff who deliver excellent, innovative and holistic care each day across our five locations.
As a charity, all of our profits are re-invested into new services and new facilities, a legacy which has carried on through our 178 year history.  Today we proudly continue to build excellent mental healthcare services – with Europe’s largest adolescent unit recently opened.  And because we’re independent, we have the flexibility to make a real difference in the world of mental health.  Joining us is your chance to make a big contribution to the lives of some of society’s most vulnerable people.
Essex-Mental illness and PD IPU
Mental Illness and PD IPU service comprises of six wards. We offer male and female PICU service, 3 Low secure wards and locked Rehab for older Adults services. Within our Occupational Therapy team we offer comprehensive ADL, community skills and vocational pathways. The IPU also offers Sensory Integration approaches and is seeking to significantly expand its provision of these in the next 12 months.  
The Person and Role
As an experienced registered OT, you would be joining a highly motivated, knowledgeable and innovative OT team.  You will contribute to a multi-disciplinary team, taking responsibility for a clinical caseload, and offering OT specific assessment and treatment to groups and individuals within your care.  Strong communication skills are essential, both written and verbal, with the ability to develop good professional relationships with members of the MDT. 
As an employee of St Andrews you will adopt an inclusive and ‘can do’ attitude in approaching your work.  You will demonstrate good understanding of OT within secure services, including an application of risk assessment skills.  In sharing your experience of applying the OT process, you should also emphasise how you promote our specialism as a profession.
Continued professional development is encouraged, with access to a range of in-house CPD events, as well as an expectation to support the development and training of OT students.  Further opportunities include networking opportunities with colleagues of the same and different grades within the service and The Charity. 
Rewards and Benefits
 We offer an excellent benefits package including:
•         Excellent professional and career development and training opportunities
•         ‘Transform’ our Leadership development program
•         Pension and life assurance
•         Sickness policy on par with the NHS
•         35 days annual leave, increasing to 41 further after 10 years' service
•         Cycle to work scheme
•         Healthcare cash plan
•         Free parking
•         Paid DBS application

Closing Date – Sunday 3rd May 2020.

Senior Occupational Therapist - Band 7


Published on 14 Apr 2020

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