Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust specialises in working with people who are experiencing mental health difficulties and those with learning disabilities. As a Trust we make a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives across Sussex, Kent and Hampshire, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.
We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients and we are always looking for people with the right core values to join our team. The Trust is clinician-led, and provides the highest possible level of clinical expertise throughout its services.
Our vision is to provide outstanding care and treatment you can be confident in. To achieve the highest standards we have already embarked on a programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts.
We are looking for an Occupational Therapist to work full-time on Coral Ward. We admit males and females from across Sussex and Surrey who are experiencing acute mental health problems.To be considered please include in you supporting information three reasons why you should be shortlisted for this important role within our inpatient services.
As on OT on Coral Ward you will work within the multi-disciplinary team to deliver a therapeutic programme and one-to-one interventions tailored to the needs of the individuals who use our inpatient services. You will be responsible for providing specialist OT assessments and interventions to aid recovery and help the people in our care achieve their goals.
As well as being part of the team in Coral Ward you will also be part of the larger therapy team within the hospital, benefiting from peer supervision and reflective practise. You will also receive support and guidance from the band 6 OT Lead. Your professional development is important to us and to help you achieve your full potential you will be encouraged to take advantage of the various training opportunities available.
We offer a cost of living supplement to our highly valued therapy staff: 5% of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £951 and a maximum payment of £1,649.
For further details / informal visits contact:
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We appreciate every application that we receive but regret that we are unable to advise every candidate if they have not been shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date then it is probably the case that you have not been shortlisted, however this should not discourage you from applying again.
In the event of an excessive number of applicants the Trust does reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than indicated.
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust takes its responsibilities for the safeguarding and protection of children and young people and vulnerable adults very seriously and expects this of all its employees and bank workers. The Trust works with adult and children’s social care to ensure that the integrated service has systems in place to equip staff and bank workers with the knowledge and skills to recognize abuse, and take action to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children and young people.
It is expected that all staff and bank workers familiarise themselves with the appropriate structures and policies and with the Sussex child protection and safeguarding procedures and the Sussex multi-agency policy and procedures for safeguarding vulnerable adults and undertake the relevant essential training and further training appropriate to their role.
Successful candidates are normally offered salaries at the bottom of the relevant salary range. However, where previous or equivalent NHS experience in a similar role can be demonstrated and evidenced, this may be taken into consideration when setting the starting salary.
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.
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