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Occupational Therapist - Douglas House

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We are looking for a dedicated and skilled registered Occupational Therapist to join our team, working at Douglas House independent hospital in Didsbury, Manchester, we are offering full time, however part time will also be considered.

You will be based working alongside the therapy team that consists of an assistant psychologist and art therapist to deliver the therapy programme.

If you are a qualified Occupational Therapist who understands the importance of recovery and are passionate about seeing people achieving independence and empowerment, then we want to hear from you.

Role Responsibility

As an Occupational Therapist you will hold a central position within the team, working closely with the therapy team and the clinical team to develop and strengthen the therapeutic input within the service.

The successful applicant will be confident in applying evidence-based models of occupational therapy that focus on maintaining and restoring functional ability, confidence and competence in living skills and promotes vocational/educational pathways, by linking into local community facilities to endorse social inclusion. The role requires strong engagement and motivational skills and flexibility in working with service users with severe and enduring mental health needs.

The successful applicant will be responsible for bringing an OT focus to the activity program, delivering workshops that develop life skills, and support residents to manage and to understand conditions in mental health.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful applicant will have a current professional registration as an Occupational Therapist, an understanding of recovery models/approaches with a specific focus on Occupational Therapy interventions. You will also have an awareness and understanding of mental health diagnoses, an understanding of mental health act.

The successful applicant will have a keen interest in this client group, and demonstrate an ability to develop assessment skills, working primarily with assessment tools from the Model of Human Occupation, and collaborating with the MDT to devise a care plan tailored to the individual.

An understanding of how to manage competing priorities in a busy environment is essential and you will be able to take a calm and professional approach in demanding situations. You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and an understanding of strategies for encouraging engagement from client groups who can lack motivation due to the features of their mental health difficulties.

In return for your hard work, dedication and commitment, we can offer the opportunity to grow, learn and develop your professional skills in an environment that is focused on recovery and collaborative MDT working. You will access clinical supervision and Reflective Practice meetings regularly.

Working Hours: This role is full/part time over 5 days per week.

About us

Why Turning Point?

As a leading health and social care provider with more than 300 locations across England, we take real pride in the services we offer.

Across the varied regions, sectors and settings we operate within, our organisation is held together by a shared vision – and our people are connected by the same values. These include belief in potential, confidence in communication, embracing positive change and always treating each other as individuals.

We run all of our services on a not-for-profit basis; instead, we invest every penny back into our services and people. We never stop believing in change for the better, and we work constantly to improve the lives of the people we support.

Our people bring our vision to life. So, if you are enthusiastic, motivated and committed to support others to fulfilling their potential, here at Turning Point, we don't just offer you a job – we offer you a career.

What Benefits Will I Receive?

Of course, we know it's not about the money. But that doesn't mean we don't reward our people for their invaluable work with a benefits package that includes:

  • Comprehensive opportunities to learn and develop, with silver accreditation from Investors in People
  • 28 days paid holiday a year, increasing with each year of service up to 30 days. Plus the option to purchase additional holidays
  • Flexible benefit options including cycle to work schemes and season ticket loans
  • Competitive pension and life assurance schemes
  • Employee assistance programme and access to online health and wellbeing support
  • Flexible working patterns to support work-life balance
  • Access to a wide range of discounts, including cinema tickets, grocery and high-street shopping and gym memberships

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closing date.

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