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Occupational Therapist – Band 6

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Occupational Therapy
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: £33,275 - £40,000 depending on experience 

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St Andrews

St Andrew’s is one of the UK’s leading providers of specialist health care for men, women and young people with mental disorders, acquired brain injury and progressive neurological conditions. Patients in our service present with a range of complex physical, behavioural and cognitive needs which require expert in-depth assessment and interventions to enable them to experience occupations that promote their wellbeing. 

Prichard is a 16 bedded medium secure ward designed to meet the physical, emotional, social and vocational needs of younger people aged 18-25 years, who have an offending history and corresponding mental health condition or personality disorder.  The rationale for development a ward specifically for this age range is the acknowledgement that younger adults at this stage of development have distinct (mental health, social and emotional) needs to other adult offending populations.  The therapeutic models underlying the ward include Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT). 

 Diagnosis and presentation of patients

The Young Adult Transition Service is appropriate for male individuals

  • Aged 18-25 on admission
  • With a diagnosis of either mental illness alone, emerging personality disorder alone, or co-morbid conditions.  There may also be significant diagnostic co-morbidity with mild learning disability, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Who present risks to themselves and others and are best managed by the physical, procedural and relational elements of a medium secure environment
  • Who have been detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 (as amended by the Mental Health Act 2007) 

Patients have full access to an experienced on site MDT including a designated Responsible clinician, Social worker, Occupational Therapy team, designated psychologist and assistant, full established nursing team, nurse manager and an activity co-ordinator. 

The Reward & Package

We offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • Pension
  • Sickness policy on par with the NHS
  • 35 days annual leave, increasing to 41 after 10 years' service
  • Life cover
  • Car lease scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Free parking
  • Paid DBS application
  • Access to free vocational qualifications  

For an informal discussion, please get in touch with:

Samantha Pendry