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Specialist Occupational Therapist

  • Location

    Durham

  • Sector:

    Staffing / Employment Agencies

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £31365 - £37890

  • Job ref:

    263-CL21-104-LS

  • Published:

    about 11 hours ago

  • Expiry date:

    2022-04-02

  • Client:

    Northumbria Water

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Occupational Therapist to join the existing Mental Health Team to work with multi-disciplinary team colleagues from Westgate service and across the OPD pathway . The post holder will be responsible for the assessment and management of casework of service users who have a variety of complex Occupational Therapy needs, diverse presentations and a range of mental health conditions. In collaboration with the Multi-disciplinary team to assess and formulate an understanding of men referred and undergoing treatment on the unit. The role will also involve developing and facilitating group based activities to meet service user needs and working with colleagues from other disciplines to develop activities to support the existing activity regime.

Employer Description

Cumbria, Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest healthcare Trusts in the country. Serving a population of 1.7 million, with a budget of circa £380 million and 7,000 staff, we work from over 70 sites across Northumberland, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland and Cumbria. We have been rated outstanding by the CQC and in November 2017 won the prestigious HSJ Award for Provider of the Year. We provide a diverse range of specialist and generic health care services to both children and adults, their families and carers and we have a number of regional and national specialist services to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. To be a leader in the delivery of high quality care and a champion for those we serve. CNTW values and respects the diversity of its employees, and aims to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief (With the exception of Chaplaincy Posts), sexual orientation, disability including mental health conditions or other personal circumstances. We are committed to the health and wellbeing of our staff and we have a number of initiatives and support for staff including access to psychology and counselling services. We are proud to be recognised as a mindful employer. We have Maintaining Excellence level in the Better Health at Work award and also achieved the Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Award. The Trust is committed to achieving high standards of health for its service users, staff and visitors providing a safe environment for staff, we operate a smoke free policy on all sites. Westgate Personality Disorder Treatment Service (PDTS) is a discrete unit based within HMP Frankland. HMP Frankland is a Male, Category A High Secure prison in Durham. Westgate Personality Disorder Treatment Service was established as a pilot project in 2004 to offer treatment to those diagnosed with 'Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder'. Westgate PDTS is now firmly embedded in the Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) pathway, offering treatment to men who require high secure prison arrangements and have the most complex of clinical presentation, in respect of Personality Disorder and risk of offending.