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Occupational Therapist - Rotation Band 5

Job Description

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire which you can find in the 'Further Links' section of this advert. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form (If you are experiencing problems please call  ( Phone number removed ) ).

The Role

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join an established and varied 14 post rotation across mental health and learning disability services in Hertfordshire.

We are seeking to recruit a dynamic and committed OT due to the successful career progression within the Trust of the current post holder. The post would suit either a newly qualified or experienced band 5 OT who is looking to develop their skills and knowledge in working with people with mental health problems or a learning disability. The OT service uses the Model of Human Occupation across all settings in HPFT.

Rotations are for a 6 month period and are allocated to individuals based on their learning needs. Within in each rotation Band 5s will receive regular, high quality supervision from an experienced practitioner.

In addition we offer
- A comprehensive preceptorship programme
- Monthly Band 5 peer support and CPD sessions
- A range of experiences including inpatient, acute, community, older people and learning disability
- London Fringe allowance (5% on top of salary)
- NHS accommodation may also be available for those seeking to relocate to Hertfordshire

Car driver essential as many of the posts are community based, or require access to a car (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving).

Please refer to the attached document for more detail on the rotation scheme including locations

For further queries / informal visits contact:
Helen Dean on  ( Phone number removed )  or Helen Johnson on  ( Phone number removed )  (Joint Band 5 OT Rotation Leads)

For further details / informal visits contact:
Helen Dean on  ( Phone number removed ) 

About us

Work for an NHS trust that’s been rated as Good’ by the CQC. Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is a successful provider of mental health and learning disability services with ambitions to be the leading provider in the country. We are already delivering services as far afield as Norfolk and North Essex as well as for the population of Hertfordshire. We are a Values Based organisation and our aim is to ensure that we deliver an experience that is consistently welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional, because these are the Values that our service users, carers and staff told us meant the most to them. We are currently embarking on a major transformation programme that will change the way that we deliver our services. We are also delighted to be named in the top 100 list of the best places to work in the health service in 2014, which is due to the national staff survey results as well as our range of engagement activities, the diversity of our staff, support for employees with a disability or those who have suffered mental ill health themselves, and our training and development programmes.

Additional Information

HPFT is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and in order to reflect the diversity of its population, positively encourages applications from all areas of the community. We aim to be a representative organisation with regards to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, beliefs and sexual orientation and are fully committed to equality, diversity and human rights and encourage applications from all sections of the community including users of mental health services.

The Trust is committed to helping staff balance work and home life and welcomes applications from candidates wishing to work part-time or under flexible working arrangements.


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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

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