The closing date is 30 June 2023
Are you an Occupational Therapist looking for a role with a real difference? Then look no further than our Integrated Mental Health and Substance Misuse Team at HMP Dovegate.
We share a passion for providing high quality mental health care. You will help support and equip people with the life skills they may not have gained in earlier life and bring a much needed skillset. The prison environment is one of the most challenging, yet rewarding places to work. The role's variety will keep things fresh and stimulating whilst being part of a supportive team with effective management providing supervision/guidance.
You will focus on the importance of Occupation in a person's recovery and wellbeing and on the importance of routine and activities of daily living, advising on strategies and techniques to manage personal care and other activities within the prison.
We have a comprehensive workforce development offer that is both flexible and accessible. We have a packed workforce development prospectus, and opportunity to apply for bespoke learning and development. We continue to invest significantly in workforce development and are committed to ensuring development opportunities are present and available to support you to be the best you can be in your role, for yourself and those who use our services.
Take a look at our Occupational Therapy leaflet attached.
Join our team where you will be supported to develop your existing skills and benefit the lives of others.
Main duties of the job
Working effectively within the team you will manage a caseload and undertake assessments and reviews. Using a Care Programme Approach, you will provide a care coordinator role. The role will require you to be a reflective practitioner, eager to work collaboratively to contribute to the delivery of an effective, dynamic, specialist Occupational Therapy service.
You will provide evidence based interventions working with people from initial assessment through to discharge. This can include transferring care to other providers such as hospitals or CMHTs whilst working with a variety of agencies in the Offender Health Pathway. You will help to rehabilitate and support people to live decent and purposeful lives as members of the community.
You will focus on the importance of Occupation in a person's recovery and wellbeing. Also focusing on the importance of routine and activities of daily living, assessing how well an individual is functioning in these areas. Sensory integration will be used as a means of understanding, assessing and treating people. You will understand the use of "dark occupations" and working with people to develop more positive self-preserving strategies.
Inclusion (part of Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust) has prison substance misuse and mental health teams across the country. You will benefit from training and development opportunities as well as the support of an NHS employer experienced in providing prison healthcare for many years.
Inclusion, created in 2002 is part of the Specialist Services Care Group of Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT). We provide caring and effective services across England, including, West Yorkshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West Mercia, Thames Valley, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Thurrock, Essex.We support individuals, families and communities who are affected by addiction, crime, mental health or need treatment for their sexual health. We believe that the individuals and families who use our services should receive high quality, committed and inclusive care, realising all the benefits a modern NHS organisation can provide.We work with patients and our staff teams to achieve the best outcomes we can. We invest heavily in training and development, and the wellbeing of our people, both staff and service users is central to who we are. Here at MPFT, we are proud of the comprehensive wellbeing and lifestyle support offer available, in addition to in-house training and coaching support.Our services are robustly governed, evidence-based, inclusive, and designed and provided in conjunction with service users. We are committed to providing the best service we can, and if you share our values, we want you on our team!
For more information about HMP Dovegate and our incentives offer please see attached information.
28 April 2023
Agenda for change
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per annum
Please see the attached job description for the full list of duties and responsibilities.Here is a summary:
- To be an involved and contributing member of the multi disciplinary team (which includes RMNs, social worker, occupational therapist, psychiatrist, psychologist, psychosocial workers and team administrators).
- Responsible for the assessment, review, risk assessment and case management of people with varying levels of complexities.
- Communicate and work collaboratively with other professionals in providing holistic care to meet patient needs.
- Identify and provide evidence based interventions appropriate to patient needs.
- Registered Occupational Therapist
- Evidence of recent CPD and Post graduate qualification or equivalent
- Relevant training / Qualification in associated field: CBT o Motivational Interviewing o Brief solution focussed therapy o Mapping techniques (ITEP/BTEI)
- First Line management training or equivalent.
- Considerable experience of working in the mental health field
- Experience of providing specialist interventions for those with mental health problems, counselling techniques, CBT, motivational interviewing
- Experience of developing and delivering group work.
- A commitment to and understanding of harm reduction & recovery approaches to working with drug users.
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
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