Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction services and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby, Merseyside. We also provide community physical health services in Liverpool and Sefton, secure mental health services for the North West of England, the West Midlands and Wales and specialist learning disability services across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside. Our services are currently provided from 124 sites across the North West.
Our ambition is to deliver perfect care and become the world’s leading organisation in physical, mental health, addiction and learning disabilities. We set our own standards and goals for improvements in care rather than aiming to meet minimum standards set by other organisations. Our values are those of: Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support. We are the first Trust in the UK to publicly commit and develop a policy to have zero suicides among people in our care by 2020.
We work closely with service users, carers and partner organisations, we've been able to make real improvements to our diverse range of services, from health and social care, right through to high secure provision. This passion to improve has been recognised by the CQC who have recently rated us “Good” overall and “Outstanding” for being well led.
A vacancy has arisen for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist 1.0 wte to join the Older People’s CMHT based at Mossley Hill Hospital. This is a busy team providing individual support and an extensive group programme for service users over 7 days between the hours of 8am – 9pm. The post holder will carry a caseload of service users with a range of mental health needs, including dementia. You will act as care coordinator when required, whilst providing occupational assessments and interventions including group work under the supervision of the Deputy Manager. Occupational therapy is seen as an integral and valuable part of service delivery and there are well established multi disciplinary teams within the CMHT. The postholder will be working with the team to deliver a range of psychosocial interventions including post diagnostic support, cognitive stimulation therapy, anxiety management and carer support.
HCPC registration and a degree / diploma in Occupational Therapy are required. Good communication, time management and organisational skills are essential.
If you are a confident, motivated and flexible person and would like further information, please contact us.
Interviews are planned for 12th March 2020
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
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. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) 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 UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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