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NELFT NHS Foundation Trust
NELFT NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and community services for over 4.9 million people living in the London Boroughs of Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham, Havering, and across Essex and Kent.
We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.
Occupational Therapist - EIP
Closed for applications on: 19-Aug-2022 00:01
Vacancy status: Closed
Closed for applications on: 19-Aug-2022 00:01
- Mellmead house
- Orchard close
- E11 2DH
- Major / Minor Region
Contract type & working pattern
- Full time - 37.5 hours per week
- £32,306 - £39,027 pa (HCAS)
- Salary period
- (NHS AfC: Band 6)
- Main area
- Occupational Therapist - REIP
Do you want to be part of an innovative organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.
Here at NELFT, embracing a Just and Compassionate Culture is our commitment to our colleagues and to our patients that we will support and promote a culture based on fairness, respect, honesty, and trust, ensuring that we have consistent leadership behaviours and styles across the Trust. Our vision is to create an engaging place to work in partnership, where we value diverse perspectives and work in an environment in which you feel valued, supported, understood, and developed. Our professional relationships are built on a foundation of mutual respect, trust and honesty. We are committed to welcoming and making everyone feel valued here at NELFT.
We embrace continuous learning to improve patient outcomes and we provide outstanding professional development opportunities for our workforce. If you want to grow and progress your career with an organisation that values it’s people, take the first step on an exciting career journey and join us today.
We are looking to recruit to an Occupational Therapist position within the Redbridge Early intervention in psychosis team. We are looking for an OT that is motivated and enthusiastic Mental Health Practitioner with an interest in psychosis and the EIP model of working.
Redbridge EIP is a multi-disciplinary service, providing a range of specialist interventions guided by the NICE guidelines for psychosis interventions, within an integrated person-centred approach to people aged 14-65 resident in the Borough of Redbridge experiencing or suspected of experiencing a first episode of psychosis. This year we achieved Level 3 status in the national clinical audit for psychosis (NCAP)– proving the team is ‘performing well’ in relation to providing these NICE concordant intervention.
It is important to us that the successful candidate is an experienced professional, possessing a commitment to working within the EIP evidence base. You will need experience as a Care coordinator and following CPA process as well as sound knowledge of OT models, assessments and group work.
Come and join us if you want to:
- Care coordination of a caseload - working to support NICE concordant interventions.
- Work with a MDT with a wide variety of professions and roles.
- Undertake comprehensive OT assessments and intervention.
- Promote recovery, social inclusion, relapse prevention, holistic health, and wellbeing.
- Facilitate and provide group interventions.
- Want to make personalised care a reality.
- Promote and actively enable co-production in service delivery.
- Work as part of an integrated team ensuring regular evaluation of individual care and recovery plans.
- Undertake generic mental health assessments.
- Further develop your leadership skills.
Working for our organisation
Starting with NELFT
NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.
This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).
High Cost Area Supplement - London
This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,553 to a maximum of £4,528).
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
To act as care coordinator to clients referred to the service, in accordance with Care programme Approach (CPA) policy. Undertake comprehensive assessment of health and social needs together with the service users implement a plan of care and intervention to meet these needs, ensuring regular reviews are in place for evaluation of the care plan.
To provide OT specific assessments, following MOHO model and assessments to support with housing applications and where possible care planning. To provide an OT perspective to clinical discussions in zoning meeting, complex case reviews and discussion with other team members.
To provide carer assessments to ensure carers and family are included and supported and in care planning. To participate in carer focused education, family intervention approaches, support programmes and carers groups providing information about relevant legislation and carer’s rights.
Within the CPA process monitor and assess the physical health of service users with mental illness in line with Trust policy and national guidelines
To facilitate and implement the Trust and Local Authority requirements in relation to safeguarding children and guidance legislation within the Care Act 2014. To adhere to the requirements of the Safeguarding Adults policy.
We believe in bringing your authentic and best self to work, in order to provide the best care to our patients. We are committed to supporting our employees holistically. Here is a snapshot of what is on offer at NELFT:
- A long-standing and award-winning approach to Equality and Diversity with supportive networks for ethnic minority staff, staff with disabilities and LGBT staff
- A commitment to supporting our staff achieve a work life balance, through flexible working opportunities and our efforts to support our working parents and carers. This has resulted in us being recognised as a ‘Top 10 Family Friendly Employer’ from Working Families charity
- Proactive health and wellbeing support, including access to our KeepingWell hub, staff psychological support, individual wellbeing conversations and a network of health and wellbeing ambassadors
As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or another flexible pattern.
Supporting our Armed Forces
We recognise the valuable contribution that the Armed Forces community make to our organisation. We have signed the Armed Forces Covenant, and achieved Gold Award under the Armed Forces Employer Recognition Scheme. We have supportive policies, guaranteed interview schemes for veterans. reservists and military spouses, and give additional leave to our Reservists so that they can attend their annual camp.
Equal opportunities employer
We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity and positively encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of any protected characteristic.
We are a Disability Confident employer and have made the pledge to commit to employing more people with disabilities. If you require this application in another format i.e Braille or audio tape please contact the recruitment team on 0300 300 1530 or email email@example.com
Correspondence with us
You are advised to regularly check your emails (including any junk mail/spam folders) for correspondence related to this post.
In the event of a high number of responses to any advert, NELFT reserves the right to close the vacancy early. If you do not hear from us within three weeks of the closing date then please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.
You start will be on the first Monday of the month unless otherwise agreed. Further details of our induction will be sent with your offer letter,
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
- Qualified /registered Occupational therapist
- Evidence of post-registration Training /qualification and continued CPD
- Family Intervention/Therapy Certificate or equivalent
- To have proven and significant experience of working with people with complex, acute mental health needs.
- To have experience of assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating aspects of care.
- Clinical risk assessment and management skills
- To have significant experience as a caseworker and CPA Care Co-ordinator
- Experience of using MOHO and OT ADL assessments.
- To demonstrate and knowledge of the NICE guideline for intervention for FEP and the NCAP audit.
- To demonstrate knowledge and competency of the Mental Health Act 1983 related legislation and is applications
- Excellent working knowledge of care programme approach
- To have a working knowledge of the requirements of specific OT assessment
- Knowledge and understanding of Adult Safeguarding policy and procedures
- Experience of providing support to people with mental health needs.
- Ability to assess, plan and implement programmes of care with Service User and Carers involvement
- Clinical risk assessment and management skills
- Ability to facilitate positive multi-disciplinary working relationships across all service areas
- Ability to make complex decisions under pressure and demonstrate stress and crisis management skills
Further details / informal visits contact
- Rhian Farnham
- Job title
- Operational lead for REIP
- Email address
- Telephone number
- Additional information
Please contact me to discuss the post or arrange a visit to the team.