Occupational Therapist

CAS Behavioural Health
09 May 2017
08 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Role: We are currently recruiting an Occupational Therapist to work 40 hours per week Monday to Friday.
Location: Ansel, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NB.
Salary/Benefits: £22,000, pension scheme, free staff meals, training and development opportunities.

Are you a dedicated and caring individual who is looking to join our multidisciplinary team at Ansel Clinic as an Occupational Therapist?

If yes, this is the role for you! CAS behavioural health is one of the UK’s largest providers of specialist adult services in mental health rehabilitation and learning disabilities.

Ansel Clinic is a specialist mental health service for men with a personality disorder, who also present complex mental health needs and challenging behaviours. All of our patients are detained under the Mental Health Act and our catchment area is nationwide. The clinic is a psychologically informed and planned service, delivered within an operational framework developed specifically to meet the needs of the patients we work with. This means that our inter-personal approach is consistent, boundaried, safe, resilient and clinically directed.

Why join us at Ansel Clinic?

Along with a competitive salary and benefits package, we also offer excellent training and development opportunities to include: induction training on appointment, regular clinical supervision with a Senior OT, mentoring and support from the most dedicated and inspirational people in our profession, continuous professional development, the opportunity to attend OT meetings, internal/external training opportunities, research opportunities and training on new initiatives.

Job Role

You will complete assessments which inform the planning and facilitation of therapeutic interventions appropriate to the client’s needs, choices and interests. You will be supported by a Senior Occupational Therapist and a Therapy Coordinator (TC) who will assist you in the day to day duties and running of the department including therapeutic activity. You will have an understanding of Occupational Therapy process, interventions and an interest in Mental Health; specifically personality disorder. The OT Clinical Lead will support you to undertake theoretical practice supported by an occupational science philosophy. There will also be an expectation to support a patient’s exploration of prosocial roles within the boundaries of a secure environment. There is a recovery college based internally within the service which will allow opportunity for the successful candidate to develop and support service user engagement. There is further opportunity to create external vocational links and develop projects.

About You

The successful candidate for this role will have a degree or a postgraduate diploma in Occupational Therapy and be registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). We will also consider applications from those near to completing a relevant course and obtaining HCPC registration who have a desire to develop their career pathway in Personality Disorder services and can start in an OT Assistant role.

An understanding of the Occupational Therapy process and interventions is essential along with enthusiasm and a desire to develop skills and knowledge.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative, resilient, forward thinking occupational therapist to join our team. Above all, you will be someone with exceptional communication skills along with a genuine desire to help others.

Specific Requirement

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and we are committed to safeguarding and protecting the people within our care. Therefore, the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check and an offer of employment will be subject to successful clearance.