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Occupational Therapist

Band 5

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Occupational Therapy
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Whalley BB7
£24,214 - £30,112 per annum
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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.

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust specialises in providing high quality care to men and women with a Learning Disability and Mental Health problems. We have a number of Forensic and Enhanced Support services that include Medium Secure, Low Secure, Step Down and Enhanced beds based within inpatient services or in the community. We also have a dedicated Specialist Support Team that provides support in the community.

Each service is delivered using least restrictive principles, maximising opportunities for Service Users to work towards more independent living and receive specialist therapy geared to their personalised recovery. The service operates with a strong focus on multidisciplinary team working and the utilisation of all staff in delivering integrated therapy over the 24 hour period.

We are currently looking to recruit a highly motivated and enthusuastic Band 5 Occupational Therapist within our OT service.

It is essential that you have an interest in working with individuals with a learning disability and/or autism within forensic services. This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference in a fast paced and challenging environment and be involved in the ongoing development of provision.

You will be responsible for a designated caseload undertaking assessments, providing Interventions and contributing to service users integrated care plans. you will also be responsible for the management and supervision of support staff.

You will work closely with expert members of the therapeutic team including Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Speech & Language Therapy and social Work to plan and deliver individual and group interventions.

Dedicated support via clinical and managerial supervision including preceptorship will be provided alongside excellent opportunities for continual professional development including taking advantage of the Trusts outstanding Learning and Organisational Development Service.

Short Listing 19th February 2020

Interview date 26th February 2020

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Applicant requirements

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Hayley Bannister

Head OF Occupational Therapy

01254 821887