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Clinical Specialist (Occupational Therapist)

NHS
4 Greenland Road, London
£31,562 - £41,630 / year
Full Time

Job Description

C&I has worked closely with current service users and Trust staff to create a set of shared values that make sure people who use the Trust’s services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery. We expect every member of staff to embed these values in everything they do to drive up the standards of care across the Trust. For people who use C&I‘s services, these values mean that they can be assured that through their journey to recovery they will be guaranteed:

• To receive a warm welcome
• That their dignity will always be respected
• That their care will be founded on compassion and kindness
• To receive a positive approach to care as they journey towards recovery
• High Quality Care from a highly trained team of professionals
• That each individual will be part of the wider team in the journey to recovery –
i.e. ‘no decision about you, without you’.

C&I staff are required to reflect these values throughout their service at the Trust both:
• for people who use the services of the Trust, AND
• within their immediate teams and across the wider business of C&I.

As an applicant for this role, you are urged to demonstrate within your supporting statement a combination of evidence that reflects your competence to meet the job specification and provide examples of how C&I values are an integral part of the way you have and will continue to deliver service.


An opportunity has arisen for a permanent Band 6 Clinical Specialist (OT) to join the Camden Early Intervention Service.

Camden & Islington EIS has been operational since 2003 and is one of the largest teams in the trust. The service aims to engage and treat service users experiencing a first episode of psychosis. A comprehensive assessment period is completed before offering up to 3 years treatment for appropriate clients. The team promotes a full symptomatic and social recovery, with an emphasis on assisting service users into valued education and occupation. The team has a strong research ethic.

Although the successful post holder will act as care co-ordinator for a defined group of clients, the service utilises a team approach and has a flexible multidisciplinary team structure. This post ideally suits a Band 6 OT with experience of supporting individuals (and their families) with psychotic illness in a community setting. The successful applicant will also be encouraged to develop their leadership skills, supervise junior staff and will deputise for the Team Manager at times. Other development activities include peer support, regular supervision and participation in the EIS training programme.

Applicants are advised the selection process will comprise of a written test and interview.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Rebecca Hardman (Team Manager) for further information on  ( Phone number removed ) 




Only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our person specification will be shortlisted for interview. If you have not been contacted within 4-6 weeks of the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted for the next stage.

We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further submissions, when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. We are an employer committed to Equal Opportunities and Diversity, with a range of family friendly policies.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects diversity of our population and our service users. We are actively encouraging applications from people with experience of using mental health services and we would welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups such as our black and minority ethnic (BME) communities, and LGBT communities. We also hold the Disability two tick symbol and have made the pledge to commit to employing more people with learning disabilities. If you require this application form in another format i.e. Large print, Braille or audio tape etc., please contact the Recruitment Department on  ( Phone number removed )  or email ( Email address removed )and we will arrange for this to be sent to you.


For more information please go to Camden & Islington NHS FT website.




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.




UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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