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Occupational Therapist

Job Description

The Trust is committed to providing high quality integrated health and social care for local people with mental health problems in South West London and more specialist mental health services for people throughout the UK.

The Trust is committed to providing high quality integrated health and social care for local people with mental health and learning disabilities in South West London and more specialist mental health services for people throughout the UK.

We are looking for applicants who are suitably qualified, well-motivated and enthusiastic individuals for the post of Occupational Therapist” with the South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust. The post is based at Jubilee Health Centre East Wallington.

The Sutton&Merton Community Mental Health Learning Disability Team provides services to adults with Learning Disabilities who have underlying Mental Health problems and Challenging behaviour. As such you will need considerable experience of working with this client group. You will have good interpersonal skills and able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. The main focus of the post is to promote recovery and work alongside the care co-ordinator to achieve this.

Any suitable applicants must have experience of working with people with Learning Disabilities/Mental Health problems and associated complex needs. All staff members are expected to participate in training programmes and be committed to developing personal skills through training opportunities and clinical practice as agreed with their line manager.

The successful candidate must have a sound understanding of the needs of people with learning disabilities and mental health problems, the need to involve the client, family, carers, colleagues and others in assessing care needs and the need to work closely with other disciplines is essential.

The successful applicant will be able to:
• To provide support and engage services users with psychiatric and mainstream services, promoting their rights responsibilities and recovery.
• To focus on providing support, directly and flexibly to meet the specific needs of service users in accordance with their care plan.
• To work in partnership with the individual across boundaries of care, organisation and role, coordinated through the Care Programme Approach and Care co-ordinate a small case load
• To work in a way that; promotes hope, helps people to take control and access the opportunities that they value the Engenders power and wellbeing.
• To acknowledge diversity, promotes anti-discriminatory practices, maintains confidentiality.
• Successful candidate is able to promote equal opportunities and ensures service users are treated with dignity and respect as part of ethical practice.

Most of the interventions will be delivered in the client’s home and community. As such you will need to have a clean driving licence and use of a car.

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer. The Trusts policy is that no job applicant or employee shall receive less favourable treatment than another on the grounds of race, gender, marital status, religion, creed , colour , nationality, ethnic origin or sexual orientation.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Gerry Wrafter- Team Manager on  ( Phone number removed ) 

South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust are committed to equal opportunity for all staff and prospective employees.

Staff benefits include; staff accommodation, childcare, health and fitness services and season ticket loans. For further information on benefits available please visit our website.

Due to the high volume of applications received for some roles South West London & St George’s Mental Health Trust reserve the right to close any job adverts early. You are therefore you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment.

Please note priority consideration for applications may be given to at-risk NHS employees.

South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust is a smoke-free Trust.

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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