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Learning Disabilities Occupational Therapist

Band 7

Main area
Learnoing Disabilities
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
395-RR238-19P
Site
852 Cranbrook Road, Ilford, IG6 1HZ
Town
London- Redbridge (Ilford)
Salary
£33,222 - £43,041 plus HCA pa
Closing
24/02/2019 23:59

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic 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.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. 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.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

An exciting opportunity is here, we are looking for a Senior Occupational Therapist band 7 to work in our fully integrated Health and Social Care Learning Disability Team.  Redbridge is proud to offer Health and Social Care from one integrated multi-disciplinary team ensuring that the people of Redbridge receive a high quality service which is needs led.  

Due to the hard to recruit nature of this post, it has been identified by NELFT as being eligible for a welcome payment subject to the terms set out within the NELFT Recruitment Policy.

In addition it will include the payment in the salary section and will state:

This post also attracts a one off payment equivalent to 10% of annual basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £4,000 and maximum of £10,000.

The successful candidate will undertake responsibilities which include:

    • To independently manage a caseload of service users with learning disability living in the London Borough of Redbridge, many of whom will have complex needs.
    • To use clinical reasoning to assess how learning disability, mental health and physical the service
    • Health impacts upon occupational, social, and educational needs of the people using
    • To apply specialist assessments and interventions through individual and group work that is outcome focussed and promotes social inclusion and recovery.
    • To provide advice and training to carers, colleagues in the Integrated Team and across mainstream health and social services.
    • To work as an active member of the integrated multi-disciplinary team and promote effective multi-agency partnership working.    This is an exciting opportunity to provide occupational therapy input to adults with a disability and mental health.
    • • Be treated as individuals
    • • Be healthy
    • • Play an active role in their community
    • • Not be forgotten, lost or stuck in the system
    • • Have the right to feel safe and be free from abuse
    • In order to achieve these aims, the Redbridge Community Health & Social Care Team with Learning Disabilities Specialist Team have brought together staff employed by the NHS and the London Borough of Redbridge (LBR) under a single line of management- Health and Social Care (HASS) Integration.     North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT) is one of the largest NHS trusts of its kind in the country. Providing mental health and community services across north east London and south west Essex, we are committed to making the most of opportunities to work across traditional healthcare boundaries to bring real benefits to our patients and service users.  Our core aim is to improve the overall health and wellbeing of local people. We work closely with other organisations and are continuously looking to develop innovative, integrated and comprehensive healthcare services that support people out of hospital where possible. With an annual budget of more than £300million, we provide care and treatment for a population of almost 1.5 million people in their own homes, in health centres and in hospital. We employ around 5,500 staff.  The extensive range of specialist services we provide means that it is possible to get a variety of different working experiences within the same organisation. NELFT recognises its responsibility to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to protecting them from the risk of harm. We expect all staff to undertake this commitment and applicants will be subject to recruitment processes that support this.
    •  The professional lead OT for mental health and learning disability services is also the lead for social inclusion as is each lead OT within the directorates. If you are a forward thinking OT who wants to promote high quality practice, have opportunity to demonstrate clinical leadership and you want to work closely with principles of recovery and social inclusion, then NELFT has the following post available:
  • The Occupational Therapy profession within NELFT mental health and Learning Disability services are a highly valued vibrant group based across the range of mental health and Learning Disability services. Occupational Therapists work as integrated members of multi-disciplinary teams contributing their unique professional skills, supporting service users to increase their independence and achieve their personal goals while supporting recovery and social inclusion. Occupational Therapy practice in NELFT uses MOHO tools to assess needs and measure outcomes and actively develops professional practice through directorate CPD groups. All occupational therapists receive professional supervision from an O.T.
  • The professional lead OT for mental health and learning disability services is also the lead for social inclusion as is each lead OT within the directorates. If you are a forward thinking OT who wants to promote high quality practice, have opportunity to demonstrate clinical leadership and you want to work closely with principles of recovery and social inclusion, then NELFT has the following post available: 

    North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT) is one of the largest NHS trusts of its kind in the country. Providing mental health and community services across north east London and south west Essex, we are committed to making the most of opportunities to work across traditional healthcare boundaries to bring real benefits to our patients and service users.

    Our core aim is to improve the overall health and wellbeing of local people. We work closely with other organisations and are continuously looking to develop innovative, integrated and comprehensive healthcare services that support people out of hospital where possible.

     

    With an annual budget of more than £300million, we provide care and treatment for a population of almost 1.5 million people in their own homes, in health centres and in hospital. We employ around 5,500 staff.

     

    The extensive range of specialist services we provide means that it is possible to get a variety of different working experiences within the same organisation.

     

    NELFT recognises its responsibility to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to protecting them from the risk of harm. We expect all staff to undertake this commitment and applicants will be subject to recruitment processes that support this.

    Do you want to help service users ‘live the life they want’? North East London NHS Foundation Trust’s mission statement is to enable our service users to recover and live the life they want. Key to achieving this is recruiting high quality staff who support our mission and values. All staff are expected to demonstrate in their day to day work the values described in the staff charter which is part of every job description. 

    North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT) provides NHS mental health services for almost 1million people living in Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Barking & Dagenham and Havering. The extensive range of specialist services provided by NELFT include hospital based services and services in the community. Therefore it is possible to get all sorts of different experiences within the same organization by moving from team to team – either through promotion or to gain broader experiences.

    Additionally, having Sensory Integration Training will be desirable for this position. 

Probationary Period

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).

Assessment/Interview info

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

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 focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

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 £3,659 to a maximum of £4,664).

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Applicant requirements

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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Further details / informal visits contact

For informal enquiries please contact:

Name: Cecilia Matsikidze

Job Title: Integrated Team Manager

Telephone number: 0208 708 5125

E-mail address: Cecilia.Matsikidze@redbridge.gov.uk

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0300 300 1530 Option 2