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Senior Occupational Therapist - Band 6

Job Description

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust is responsible for providing mental health services for people of all ages across the London Boroughs of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey, as well as providing some specialist services across the whole of North London and beyond. Since January 2011, the Trust also provides adult and children’s community health services in Enfield, following the transfer of Enfield Community Services from NHS Enfield.

Please note - Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health Trust will only accept on-line application forms.

Advert for Senior Occupational Therapist

Job title Senior Occupational Therapist – Band 6
Area of work Day Hospital Services for Older People
Employer Barnet Enfield Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
Department Mental Health Services for Older People (Barnet)
Location London Borough of Barnet, London
Term Substantive

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced and highly motivated Occupational Therapist to join our multi-disciplinary team. We work with Older Adults experiencing functional and/or cognitive difficulties. Many of them also have physical and/or sensory impairment that are common in older age. This means that our service has a strong holistic focus and that individual needs shape the provision offered.

You will have up to two years of experience working as an Occupational Therapist and will have prior experience of having worked with the older adults with mental health needs for at least a year. You will manage a case load and work independently. You will carry out assessment of needs of the older adults who present with functional and/or organic problems and formulate appropriate care plans. You will facilitate a range of group and individual therapeutic interventions for older people experiencing mental health difficulties in the Day Hospital. Home assessments constitute an important and integral part of the responsibilities of the OT. You will also undertake review of existing programmes and design new ones on a need basis.

The Day Hospital has strong links with statutory and non-statutory community provision and with other members of the secondary mental health services. You will liaise with them regularly to ensure that service users’ needs are met upon discharge from the Day Hospital.

The post is embedded within the community multi-disciplinary team. Operational management will be provided by the Day Hospital services manager and professional accountability will be ensured through regular supervision with a senior member of the team.

For further information please contact Dave Sunnasy on  ( Phone number removed ) 

Two references will be required, one from your current or most recent employer, the other from your previous employer. The referees should be from persons with management responsibility.

If you have been unemployed for a period of four years or more, please give your last employer and one character referee of your choice (not members of your family). If more applicable, references will be requested from your Teacher or Head of Faculty. Please ensure you provide full contact details.

Please be aware that your documents eg. Passport/NI Card will be electronically scanned using Home Office accredited Verification System.

Due to the high number of applications that are received for some posts we may close vacancies before the stated closing date if sufficient number of applications are received. Therefore please apply as soon as possible.

All non- medical posts with the Trust are subject to a probationary period of six months, during which time you will be required to demonstrate to the Trust’s satisfaction your suitability for the position in which you will be employed.

Should you not hear from us within three working weeks of the closing date for this post, then regretfully in this instance, you have not been shortlisted.

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)

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