An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced and motivated Lead Occupational Therapist to join the CAMHS services.
This post requires an innovative person with excellent communication skills, an interest in improving standards of care and experience of working with multi-professional teams and carers. You will be a champion for occupational therapy and have a genuine commitment to improving mental health services for children and young people, an ability to support staff teams under pressure, and the capacity for innovation.
Here at Woking, our adolescent intensive care unit accepts admissions from all over the UK with a view to discharging service users back to their local area as soon as they are ready. We provide support every step of the way, supported by a dedicated, multidisciplinary team, including a unique education programme to ensure their studies are as uninterrupted as possible. The hospital is also home to low secure facilities for men and women, with a whole range of therapies and services on offer to treat service users with mental health issues and related problems such as self-harm, substance misuse, anger and behaviour management.
The post-holder will work as a member of our established Occupational Therapy team, managing a defined caseload of clients with complex needs, using evidence based/client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions. They will provide leadership to junior staff, through supervision and appraisal and participate in the planning, development and evaluation of Occupational Therapy services, holding responsibility for defined projects.
From you, we’ll need evidence that you are educated to degree or diploma level and that you are a member of the Occupational Therapy Professional Body. You’ll also need excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as the ability to work both autonomously and in a team. In return, we will provide you with on-going opportunities to hone new skills and further your career, as well as providing you with an environment where teams are supportive and supported.
In return, you’ll receive a competitive salary and a range of benefits including:
- Teaching and CPD programmes
- Generous study and exam leave
- Financial support for further training and personal development
- Active participation in clinical governance
- Appraisal and peer supervision
- Possible rotation between services
- Contributory pension scheme
- Free life insurance
- Free meals on duty
- Comprehensive employee assistance programme and discount centre
- Health Cash Plan
For more information please call the recruitment team on, 01564 711 551.Apply for this job