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Occupational Therapist

Job Description

We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with an annual income of £320m and a workforce of some 6,700 staff operating from around 160 sites in Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby. We provide a range inpatient and community services to 2m people living in County Durham, the Tees Valley, Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with eight local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.

We are a multi-award winning trust and are included within the Health Service Journal’s Best 100 Places to Work.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified band 5 Occupational Therapist in the Adult Learning Disabilities service across County Durham and Darlington. Learning Disabilities has a high profile in the Trust and there are integrated teams in 4 localities in Co Durham and Darlington. The teams are integrated with professionals from Health and Social Care working jointly to commission and provide services for people with Learning Disabilities. As a member of the learning disabilities service you will be part of a strong Trustwide Allied Health Professional service.

The post will provide an opportunity to develop a broad range of clinical skills in working with adults with Learning Disabilities within a multi-disciplinary health and social care team setting. The post holder will be expected to provide specialist occupational therapy assessment and interventions within the community learning disability team, working with people in their own homes and the local community.

Therapies are committed to personal development via robust discipline, specific supervision and support systems. CPD and Research activities are actively supported.

Flexible hours will be considered and you will be required to travel within the Locality as well as the Trust area as required. Applicants must be capable of independent travel. – cap at 60

For further details please contact Amanda Ebdon, Clinical Lead Occupational on  ( Phone number removed ) 

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust is committed to the protection of staff, service users and visitors to the Trust from second hand smoke and currently operates a no smoking policy which ensures all buildings and grounds are smoke free.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from individuals who have experience of mental ill health or learning disabilities. Our service users and carers tell us our staff should be consistently concerned with maintaining and improving care with pride, empathy and compassion.

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This job advert may close as soon as sufficient suitable applications have been received. If interested please apply for this post as soon as possible

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