South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
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Here at the Bethlem Adolescent PICU, we pride ourselves in offering a comprehensive and a wide ranging ward program. As a testament to the value we place on engaging our young people and the importance we place on Occupational Therapy, we have employed three band 4 Occupational Health Assistants to deliver our OT and activity program. You will have a central role in leading the team of OT Assistants, providing supervision, support, and guidance. Our OT staff are fully integrated members of the ward team and post holders are expected to work a mixture of 9-5 and late shifts Monday to Friday to optimise the provision of activities outside of working hours.
The Bethlem Adolescent PICU opened just over two years ago and is the only child and adolescent PICU in south London. Since opening the unit has had a significant positive impact on the population we serve, managing to care for over 100 young people who may have otherwise had to travel great distances to receive PICU.
Main duties of the job
We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to work as a Occupational Therapist on Bethlem Adolescent PICU. This is an exciting opportunity to gain both Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) experience. The unit is an 8 bedded mixed Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit on the Bethlem Royal Hospital site caring for some of South London's most vulnerable adolescent population.
Working closely with the Ward Manager, Lead Occupational Therapist and the ward multidisciplinary team, you will deliver and develop OT provision to our Young People, focusing on a combination of occupational performance, complex mental health and risk issues. You will be responsible for group and specialist individual assessments. We endeavor to work in the least restrictive way, balancing risk with meaningful involvement with the young people will be a key role for the successful candidate.
You will require resilience, excellent interpersonal skills and possess a commitment to working with adolescents within the field of mental health. Additionally, you will have the ability to work independently, using initiative and to be a committed team player. You will be expected to have good activity grading skills as our young people are often functioning at different levels. You will be involved in various professional roles, supporting the day to day decisions, leadership of various individuals, projects and service developments.
We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. There is an extensive range of excellent benefits for you and your family. We want you to feel like you are part of a close knit team at SLaM. It's important to us that you valued and appreciated and that are why we have a comprehensive benefits package on offer
Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
- Generous pay, pensions and leave,we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
- Work life balance,flexible working and support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working and job sharing.
- Career development,There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
- Car lease,our staff benefits from competitive deals to lease cars
- Accommodation,our staff benefits from keyworker housing available which is available on selected sites
- NHS discounts,with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.Other benefits include:
- Counselling services
- Wellbeing events
- Long service awards
- Cycle to work scheme
- Season ticket loan
- Childcare vouchers
- Staff restaurants
Registered Occupational Therapist.
Post-graduate training relevant to Mental Health
Clinical post registration experience as an OT
Working in groups / Extensive clinical experience including individual and group work
Advising and supporting / supervising junior staff and students
Experience of working with people with challenging behaviours
Experience of specialist Mental Health settings
High level understanding of Mental Health disorders and treatment mode
Working knowledge of the principles of CPA (Care Programme Approach)
Applied knowledge of the principles of risk assessment and risk management
Specialist knowledge and application of OT assessments and interventions and outcome measures, relevant to client group
Knowledge / Skills
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Certificate of Sponsorship
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