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Occupational Therapist

Job Description

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (OHFT) provides physical, mental health and social care for people of all ages across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset. Our services are delivered at community bases, hospitals, clinics and people’s homes. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

As a leading teaching, training and research trust, we have close links to Oxford and Oxford Brookes, Buckinghamshire, Reading and Bath universities. We are part of the Oxford Academic Health Science Centre, working closely with our university colleagues to translate their findings into clinical care as quickly as possible, enabling people using our services to benefit from the latest advances in healthcare.

In everything we do, we strive to be caring, safe and excellent. We expect our staff to share and demonstrate these values as we work to constantly improve the quality of care we provide. This ensures that we have the right workforce to deliver effective team-working and excellent patient care and experience.

Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure Barring Service and other relevant employment checks.

We are looking for dedicated and passionate healthcare professionals to join our supportive and innovative team. We have a multi-disciplinary approach and our service users really benefit from the unique mix of skills, experiences and backgrounds that this offers.

Your enthusiasm for providing a high quality service will be matched by your ability to work collaboratively with service users who are experiencing a range of mental health and social care needs, as well as providing support to their carers and families. An excellent understanding of the issues people with mental health needs may experience is essential for this post as is a good understanding of Care Programme Approach and Case Management.

You will hold a varied caseload, undertaking the role of care coordinator for those with complex mental health needs along with providing specific interventions. You will need to be flexible and enjoy new challenges to meet the developing needs of the service.

We value all our team members and believe that our mental health professionals are recognised as essential, core members of the team and are in the forefront of developing recovery and therapeutic interventions. We offer both personal and clinical development opportunities, in addition to regular professional and clinical supervision, Personal Development Reviews, and support for Continual Professional Development activities.

All applicants must possess a valid driving license and be able to use a vehicle for the purpose of carrying out their work duties.

For more information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Catherine Sage on  ( Phone number removed ) .

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Trust include:-

  • Excellent opportunities for career progression

  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service

  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers

  • Staff accommodation

  • Childcare Vouchers

  • Lease car scheme

  • Competitive pension scheme

  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.

  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.

  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3-5 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.

  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.

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.

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