Occupational Therapist Mental Health & Learning Disabilities

Posted 16 September by NHS Business Services Authority

Occupational Therapist MH&LD A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 post for a suitably qualified Mental Health Occupational Therapist within the South Carmarthenshire Locality Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT). Opportunities such as this are seldom available and we would encourage potential candidates to apply at the earliest opportunity.

This is a fantastic time to join a dynamic and rapidly transforming, innovative mental health service set in a premier location in Carmarthenshire, West Wales.

The post holder will work within between the Llanelli and Ammanford Adult CMHTs, delivering OT services to a defined client group in Carms Community Mental Health Services, and to the Acute in-patient ward when required.

A Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy and current HPC registration are essential requirements. Applicants will require experience of managing a caseload and working with adults with mental health needs. Experience of inter-professional and multi-agency team working is also required.

The post holder will practice as an autonomous practitioner with a varied patient caseload to plan, modify & carry out assessment and interventions / treatments in accordance with the recovery approach and refer to other disciplines as necessary.

The post holder will act as a care coordinator to a delegated caseload with defined Occupational Therapy needs, whilst Occupational Therapy intervention is being carried out, working creatively and constructively with Health, Social Care and Third Sector agencies.

Experience of delivering group work is desirable and you will have the opportunity to deliver the established ‘Recovery Through Activity’ programme being delivered in community settings.

The CMHT works collaboratively with other mental health service providers and is committed to providing timely and appropriate care for service users and their families/ carers within the least restrictive environment and will also form part of the developing unscheduled care system.

Applicants must be willing to work over a 7 day week in line with planned service improvements.

The ability to manage time and prioritise workload is fundamental to effective service delivery.

The post holder will function as part of a network of occupational therapy practitioners, gaining guidance from expert practitioners from a variety of specialties as necessary. There is an excellent professional support network including a HDUHB Mental Health OT Clinical Practice group which meets regularly. You will also receive regular professional and line managerial supervision.

Interested individuals will be expected to be enthusiastic, motivated, flexible to service needs, and committed to the working ethos of the service transformation process.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

This is a friendly & progressive team who are committed to change and want to be a part of how mental health services are developing into the future. We welcome your application.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameVictoria HarriesJob titleClinical Lead Occupational Therapsit Mental HealthEmail addressvictoria.harries@wales.nhs.ukTelephone numberAdditional contact information

Reference: 40884267

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