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Occupational Therapist (OT) - Band 6
Hours: 37.5 Hours per week
Location: CHOICES Community Hub, NLFS, Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield
The post holder will be working with patients detained under The Mental Health Act, 1983 (amended 2007), many of whom suffer from a severe and enduring mental illness and who have recently been discharged from hospital, but remain under the support services of the forensic mental health community team.
The post holder will be required to undertake responsibility for providing a skilled and quality community occupational therapy service for a designated caseload of patients being discharged from Forensic Secure Units into the community in the NLFS catchment areas of Barnet, Enfield, Haringey, Camden and Islington. Intervention will focus on functional daily living skills and specific mental health and risk issues.
The post holder will work in collaboration with inpatient OTs to ensure transition into the community is consistent and supportive. The post holder will work closely with the Multi-Disciplinary Team and relevant outside agencies, to plan and implement personalised care packages for individuals; this may include individual, group and assessment work.
The successful candidate will have strong engagement and motivation skills and be able to work well with service users with complex mental health needs and a forensic / offending history. The post holder will require effective written and verbal communication skills with a working knowledge the occupational therapy process.
Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust wishes to encourage people who have experienced mental health problems to apply for any post within the Trust for which they meet the person specification. The Trust is committed to flexible working and wherever possible will endeavour to accommodate requests for specific working patterns taking into account service needs.
Interview Date: Wednesday 2nd of October 2019
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
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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