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Specialist Occupational Therapist - Band 6 (Part Time)

  • Job Type: Part Time
  • Profession: Occupational Therapy
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: £33,275 - £40,000 pro rata

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We are currently looking for an enthusiastic Occupational Therapist with an interest in developing their clinical, management and leadership skills.  Are you a passionate and ambitious Occupational Therapist who can continue to drive and contribute to a high standard of therapeutic interventions within the LSSR division?  

The Low Secure and Specialist Rehabilitation (LSSR) Division

The LSSR division comprises of 9 units spanning across low security, specialist rehabilitation, psychiatric intensive care and community facing services. We offer care and treatment to men and women with complex mental health and personality disorder diagnoses. Within the Occupational Therapy team we offer comprehensive treatment through the medium of meaningful occupation. Our aim is to equip patients with the life skills required to live a satisfying, safe and as independently as possible life as they can.

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 stated above there will also be some additional requirements to the role as this is a senior position within the team:

Applicant requirements:

  • Minimum of 12 months experience as an occupational therapist.
  • Evidence of line management responsibilities
  • Willingness to continue to works to standards of proficiency identified by HCPC and regulatory bodies.
  • Deliver clinical treatments to a specialist standard and to enhance engagement outcome measures.
  • Experience working in DBT / low security / locked rehabilitation.
  • Evidence of supporting and development within quality assurance; continuous quality improvement projects, auditing, service development.

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. 

We offer an excellent package that includes:

  • Excellent professional and career development and training opportunities
  • ‘Transform’ our Leadership development program
  • Pension and life assurance
  • Sickness policy on par with the NHS
  • 38 days annual leave, increasing further with service (including bank holidays)
  • Access to huge savings through retail discount and cashback schemes from St Andrew’s Reward Gateway, Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Free parking
  • Paid DBS application

Closing Date – 17.08.2022