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Senior Occupational Therapist Community

National Health Service

Dawlish, SW
5 days ago
Dawlish, SW
£31.365k - £37.89k Per Year
5 days ago
£31.365k - £37.89k Per Year

Job Reference: 369-A-21-59543

Employer:
Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Department:
Easby House, Langdon Hospital
Location:
Dawlish
Salary:
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health and learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist and secure services for the wider south west region and nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery.

Our values

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we not only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience - we recruit individuals who possess (and are able to demonstrate) the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation.

These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity and compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves and others, and being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and applications are encouraged and welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time, job share and flexible working applications will be considered and supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health and learning disabilities.

We are a Disability Confident Employer. Applicants who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria in the job description will be invited to interview.

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we want to attract and retain talented people and create a great place to work with a shared sense of pride and ambition. Our vision is to have an inclusive society where the importance of mental health and wellbeing is universally understood and valued. Recovery is at the heart of everything we do and we are one of the pioneers in driving forward the recovery agenda.

Shortlisted for Best Employer by Nursing Times 2018


The role

  • Are you someone looking for a career in one of the UK’s most respected mental health and learning disability trusts?
  • Would you like to do a job that makes a difference every day?

This is an exciting opportunity to join our newly expanded community forensic team at one of the country’s most respected providers of secure mental health services. Shortlisted in the Nursing Times 2020 ‘Team of the Year’ Award.

As an Senior Occupational Therapist within the Community Forensic Service within the Secure Services Directorate, you will be a core member of a multi-disciplinary team and be responsible for taking an active role in carrying out the functions of that team; including carrying a case load of varying complexity. You will work in partnership with a registered mental health nurse to provide holistic client centred care co-ordination. You will have a key role in shaping and developing the expanded team and supporting an occupational culture, with a focus on supporting meaningful life in the community and social inclusion.

The overarching aim of the Community Forensic service is to deliver a model of integrated care and support across all elements of a service user’s pathway. With a specific focus on prevention through admission avoidance and early intervention through collaboration with other services. This includes training and support of staff, case consultation and formulation. For those in inpatient care there is an aim to support flow through the secure directorate and reduce re admission following discharge into the community. The team works with a relational approach with a focus on integration, meaningful roles and routines in the community.

Devon Partnership NHS Trust is growing as we establish ourselves us as one of the leading providers of mental health services in the country.

Working as part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust, you will make a difference to people’s lives from the moment you start.

£31,365 - £37,890 per annum (Band 6)

About you

You will be a qualified Occupational Therapist ideally with experience of working in forensic and/or community setting. Your primary role will be to complete case management, provide specialist interventions and support individuals in their on-going recovery.

We would welcome interested parties contact Alice Vanstone Occupational Therapy Manager on alice.vanstone@nhs.net or call 07929374788. Visits are strongly recommended.

Community: Shortlisted, Nursing Times Awards 2020 "Team of the Year"

The location

We are based at Langdon Hospital in Dawlish, a 111 acre campus-style site which includes the recently-opened Dewnans Centre, a £27 million state-of-the-art ‘medium secure’ unit, as well as a number of ‘low secure’ and open wards, however under the current COVID-19 conditions this may be subject to alternative arrangements / change for example home working. Please be assured that any alternatives will be discussed fully with you and the organisation. Please ask the appointing manager if you have any questions.

Our mission is to become a recognised centre of excellence and expertise in mental health and learning disability within the next five years. As well as delivering consistently high quality care and treatment, our strategic objectives include our desire to challenge discrimination and stigma; to champion recovery and inclusion; to attract talented people and to create a great place to work with a shared sense of pride and ambition.

About us

The Forensic Directorate within Devon Partnerships Trust provides forensic mental health services for the south west region and has an excellent reputation. A recent CQC inspection rated us as “Outstanding”. Our Directorate employs over 320 staff and we have ambitious plans in place to expand and develop our existing services.

We support people who, as a consequence of their mental health needs, have had contact with the criminal justice system and require a safe and secure environment that enables them to receive a wide range of treatments, therapies and care to support their recovery. Recovery is at the heart of everything we do - it is about people building a meaningful life and represents a shift away from focusing on illness and symptoms towards a focus on personal health, strengths and wellness.

Our offer to you

We recognise our people want to learn and develop, becoming the best that they can be. We offer all our staff a range of training opportunities including a variety of in-house training programmes designed and delivered by experts, and opportunities to access external training where appropriate.

In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive.
Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:

  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days of annual leave per year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years’ service withtheNHS so you can really enjoy what Devon has to offer
  • Individual personal development plans and a commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBTI+ network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and reduced public transport rates
  • Structured learning and development opportunities.
  • Relocation Package of up to £8k for the right person

Living here

Great place to work. Great place to live



Application supporting information

As part of the application process, you may be asked four simple values based recruitment questions. Your responses will determine we are happy to progress with your application.

If you are shortlisted you will be contacted by email with interview details. Therefore, it is important that you check your NHS jobs account regularly. To access emails from us, please log into your account, and go to 'My Applications'.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Devon Partnership NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed. We will not seek references until you have been made a conditional offer.
Please note by applying for posts that require a professional registration, you are also consenting to this being checked prior to interview. Preference will be given to staff at risk in priority order.

Any identification documents supplied as part of the recruitment process will be verified manually and electronically in line with NHS employment check standards.

Please note

This advert will be withdrawn when a sufficient number of applications have been received. If you have part completed an application, we will contact you to advise you of this.

As a new member of staff to Devon Partnership NHS Trust you will be required to attend a full induction programme at the beginning of your employment. The content and length of this programme will depend on your new job role and where you will be working. This can be between one day for non-clinical staff and up to 10 days for inpatient clinical staff.

Thank you for applying.

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Advanced Practitioner Occupational Therapist

National Health Service

EX1 3RB, SW
1 day ago
EX1 3RB, SW
£38.89k - £44.503k Per Year
1 day ago
£38.89k - £44.503k Per Year

Job Reference: 185-A-21-96166

Employer:
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Community Rehab team Exeter
Location:
EX1 3RB
Salary:
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum pro rata

We offer a fantastic benefits package with competitive pay rates with annual increases, annual leave of 27 days increasing to 33 days after 10 years, access to the NHS Pension Scheme to which you and the Trust contribute. Our Medical workforce has separate arrangements. Alongside this there are extensive training development opportunities with paid mandatory training, support for flexible working and access to an On-site Ofsted graded ‘Outstanding’ Nursery. We promote a healthy work life balance, provide an Occupational Health Service to support you at work and have a number of NHS discounts available either directly through ourselves or online through NHS Discounts. As part of our recruitment process we can tell you more about our benefits package and you will see that we offer everything you would expect and more!


The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) provides Acute and Community services across Exeter and East Devon serving a population of more than 450,000 people. In our latest CQC full inspection of our services, the RD&E received an overall rating of “good”. We were rated as “outstanding” for our Emergency and Critical Care services, and for Caring Trustwide.


The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has been ranked as the joint best performing non-specialist Trust in the country for overall patient experience of care in the 2016 Care Quality Commission (CQC) Adult Inpatient Survey.


The main hospital site is in the historical Cathedral city of Exeter that has abundant family amenities and beautiful surrounding countryside. It is situated in the middle of the South West Region with easy access to the countryside and coast of Devon and Cornwall. It is well served by rail, road and air links. Good educational facilities such as the University of Exeter and good Ofsted rated schools are available locally. Our Community sites are equally well positioned and are a good place to work.


Enjoy a good quality of life in the South West and be part of our caring workforce.


Do you want experience as a band 7 Occupational Therapist in the clinical speciality of neurology in the community? If so, we have the perfect job for you. This is a one year secondment or fixed term contract, of 20.5 hours per week, to cover maternity leave. The post is based at Exeter Community Hospital (Whipton) within our Exeter Community Neurological Rehabilitation Team, covering both the Exeter South/West Cluster and the Exeter Central/East Cluster patients.

Our extremely supportive specialist multidisciplinary team, consists of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Rehab Therapy Assistants, with close working with Speech and Language Therapists, Clinical Psychologists and Social Care.

We require an Occupational Therapist with experience in neurological assessment and rehabilitation; including cognition, perception, upper limb treatment, spasticity and postural management, fatigue management and manual handling. Vocational Rehabilitation and Upper Limb Splinting knowledge & skills is ideal, but not essential.

The post holder will treat patients with highly complex needs with neurological conditions such as Stroke, MND, FND, MS, Brain Injury, Spinal Injuries & End of Life care. You will lead and supervise a small team of band 3, 5 & 6 Occupational Therapy staff. You will also provide specialist advice to other Occupational Therapy staff within the wider Eastern RDE Community.

For further information please contact: Sue Campling Tel. 07794632484

Provisional Interview Date: 2nd April 2021


(This is a fixed term contract for 12 months. For current NHS Employees this post could be a secondment opportunity)

Our vision is to provide safe, high quality seamless services delivered with courtesy and respect. To achieve our vision we expect all our staff to uphold our Trust values. Our Trust values are:
Honesty, Openness & Integrity
Fairness
Inclusion & Collaboration
Respect & Dignity

***Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.***

DUE TO THE ANTICIPATED HIGH NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POST WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CLOSE THE VACANCY BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE.



This post is being offered as Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust continue to develop our long standing partnership with a view to becoming a single integrated organisation across Eastern and Northern Devon. Working together gives us the opportunity to offer unique and varied careers across our services combining the RD&E’s track record of excellence in research, teaching and links to the university with NDHT’s innovation and adaptability.

Privacy Notice

During the course of this recruitment process, the Trust will be collecting your data and processing it in accordance with relevant Data Protection Legislation. Please see our website for more information with regards to the Trust’s Privacy Notice (RD&E website - Information Governance page). This Privacy Notice is designed to provide you with further information on how we will be using your data for this purpose and to comply with the relevant legislation.


The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust will contact previous employers to confirm employment history to cover a period of at least 3 years. The Trust is only able accept written references; these will be requested via email. One of your referees must be your current line manager and all references must cover the previous three years work or study history.

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Rotational Occupational Therapist

National Health Service

Exeter, SW
5 days ago
Exeter, SW
£24.907k - £30.615k Per Year
5 days ago
£24.907k - £30.615k Per Year

Job Reference: 185-A-21-94910

Employer:
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Therapy
Location:
Exeter
Salary:
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum pro rata

We offer a fantastic benefits package with competitive pay rates with annual increases, annual leave of 27 days increasing to 33 days after 10 years, access to the NHS Pension Scheme to which you and the Trust contribute. Our Medical workforce has separate arrangements. Alongside this there are extensive training development opportunities with paid mandatory training, support for flexible working and access to an On-site Ofsted graded ‘Outstanding’ Nursery. We promote a healthy work life balance, provide an Occupational Health Service to support you at work and have a number of NHS discounts available either directly through ourselves or online through NHS Discounts. As part of our recruitment process we can tell you more about our benefits package and you will see that we offer everything you would expect and more!


The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) provides Acute and Community services across Exeter and East Devon serving a population of more than 450,000 people. In our latest CQC full inspection of our services, the RD&E received an overall rating of “good”. We were rated as “outstanding” for our Emergency and Critical Care services, and for Caring Trustwide.


The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has been ranked as the joint best performing non-specialist Trust in the country for overall patient experience of care in the 2016 Care Quality Commission (CQC) Adult Inpatient Survey.


The main hospital site is in the historical Cathedral city of Exeter that has abundant family amenities and beautiful surrounding countryside. It is situated in the middle of the South West Region with easy access to the countryside and coast of Devon and Cornwall. It is well served by rail, road and air links. Good educational facilities such as the University of Exeter and good Ofsted rated schools are available locally. Our Community sites are equally well positioned and are a good place to work.


Enjoy a good quality of life in the South West and be part of our caring workforce.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an occupational therapist to join the OT service working at the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust. We have vacancies on our Band 5 rotational programme which spans both the acute and community healthcare settings.

This rotational role will allow the successful applicant to develop their clinical skills and reasoning through working across a broad range of areas, facilitating the completion of a preceptorship programme where appropriate. We are looking for applicants with previous Band 5 experience as well as those who are due to qualify in the summer of 2021.

Specialities include, acute respiratory medicine, neurology (including stroke), general medicine, surgery, T&O, health for older people and community rehabilitation. Effective communication, competent assessment skills, sound knowledge of the hospital discharge process and a patient-centred approach to occupational therapy must be possessed by the applicant.

Whilst the successful applicant will frequently be expected to work as an autonomous practitioner there will be strong links with the multidisciplinary team working in the hospital. There will also be opportunities to work closely with senior therapists to enable continued professional development.

The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust is a welcoming Trust, focussed on valuing a person’s differences and encouraging them to grow and flourish in their role in healthcare. It is set in one of the most beautiful areas of the UK with easy access to the coast and the Dartmoor national park.

This post carries an expectation to work flexibly over 7 days, including weekend and bank holidays. On certain rotations this will be over time. It is essential that the applicant has a valid driver’s licence and has access to a road worthy vehicle for use at work.

Our vision is to provide safe, high quality seamless services delivered with courtesy and respect. To achieve our vision we expect all our staff to uphold our Trust values. Our Trust values are:
Honesty, Openness & Integrity
Fairness
Inclusion & Collaboration
Respect & Dignity

***Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.***

DUE TO THE ANTICIPATED HIGH NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POST WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CLOSE THE VACANCY BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE.



This post is being offered as Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust continue to develop our long standing partnership with a view to becoming a single integrated organisation across Eastern and Northern Devon. Working together gives us the opportunity to offer unique and varied careers across our services combining the RD&E’s track record of excellence in research, teaching and links to the university with NDHT’s innovation and adaptability.

Privacy Notice

During the course of this recruitment process, the Trust will be collecting your data and processing it in accordance with relevant Data Protection Legislation. Please see our website for more information with regards to the Trust’s Privacy Notice (RD&E website - Information Governance page). This Privacy Notice is designed to provide you with further information on how we will be using your data for this purpose and to comply with the relevant legislation.


The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust will contact previous employers to confirm employment history to cover a period of at least 3 years. The Trust is only able accept written references; these will be requested via email. One of your referees must be your current line manager and all references must cover the previous three years work or study history.

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Rotational Occupational Therapist

National Health Service

Torbay, SW
1 day ago
Torbay, SW
£31.365k - £37.89k Per Year
1 day ago
£31.365k - £37.89k Per Year

Job Reference: 388-A-20-57748-ROSE

Employer:
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Occupational Therapy
Location:
Torbay
Salary:
£31,365 to £37,890 per annum


Rotational Occupational Therapist

Area of Work: Acute Services

Employer: Torbay and South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Department: Occupational Therapy

Location: Torbay Hospital

Salary: Band 6

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week on a rota to include 7 day cover, bank holidays (including Christmas day and New Years Day) and extended hours

Job Type: Permanent Contract

Closing Date:

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a proactive, enthusiastic well-respected team in a busy acute hospital.

The post holders will be providing rapid assessments and discharge planning mainly within the Emergency and Medical Department in Torbay Hospital.

We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated therapist to join us in the future development of this service, and in return, provide excellent opportunities for CPD, peer support and supervision. There may also be an opportunity to rotate into Intermediate Care.

For more information please contact: Nikki Mitchell on 01803 655575.



You will be joining the organisation at an exciting time. As the first fully integrated care organisation in England, we are working to improve the way we deliver safe, high-quality health and social care. We have a positive and vibrant working atmosphere, We are proud of our investment in our staff both in terms of developing potential career skills and valuing people. Our commitment to staff health and wellbeing looks at supporting our staff as ‘whole’ individuals, recognising their own unique set of strengths and skills. We create the right environment to enable all people to take care of themselves and provide the best care possible to our patients and citizens.

For more information on why to work with us, please see our Welcome films in the Further Links sections to the right of this page. #seeyouinsouthdevon

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • We reserve the right to close vacancies early if we receive a high volume of applications. Please apply promptly
  • Please read the job description and tailor your application to reflect the role
  • Correspondence will be via NHS Jobs, text and email. Please check your email and NHS Jobs account regularly
  • Applicants with no previous NHS experience will ordinarily be appointed to the minimum of the band
  • If you have not received an invitation to assessment within 28 days of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion
  • It is your responsibility to assist us in the timely receipt of appropriate references

The Trust is committed to preventing discrimination, valuing diversity and achieving equality of opportunity. No person (staff, patient or public) will receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of the nine protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010.

We aspire to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and therefore we welcome applications from all. If you require support you can obtain this from our Equality Business Forum which has representatives from all protected groups.

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Bank Occupational Therapist

National Health Service

TORQUAY, SW
4 days ago
TORQUAY, SW
£24.907k - £30.615k Per Year
4 days ago
£24.907k - £30.615k Per Year

Job Reference: 388-OT0321-BANK

Employer:
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Bank Staff
Location:
TORQUAY
Salary:
£24,907 to £30,615 pa pro rata


Bank Occupational Therapist

Are you looking for a change of area or simply need more flexibility to manage your work/life balance? Then working for the Trust Bank may be just the answer!

The Trust Bank are looking for HCPC Registered Occupational Therapists to join the Trust Temporary Staffing Bank.
The Trust Bank provides cover to Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust. This incorporates the main acute hospital in Torbay, community hospitals and adult residential day care in the areas of: Dawlish, Teignmouth, Newton Abbot, Ashburton, Paignton, Brixham and Totnes.
The Trust Bank matches when you want to work with the requirements of service and includes acute clinical environments, domiciliary care, social care, adult residential and day care, learning disability services and community hospitals.
It is essential that you can be flexible in your work availability as this increases the chances of us matching shift requirements to your availability.

The ideal candidate will be reliable, self-motivated and able to work as a member of a team to provide high level patient care in a variety of clinical settings in both the acute and community based hospitals. If you are newly qualified or have less experience please ring us to discuss, we may have Bank opportunities at band 5 available at times.

If you are looking for flexible work that can fit around your other commitments, then this could be just what you're looking for.

In return for your hard work and your professional, caring and reliable service we offer:

  • Competitive pay
  • First choice of available shifts at both Trusts
  • Paid annual leave
  • Access to the NHS pension scheme
  • Free training and development opportunities
  • Experience gained by working on various wards across the Acute Hospital and Community Hospitals

How to join the Trust Bank:

Registration follows a rigorous recruitment process following NHS Employment Check Standards. The length of time it will take depends on your availability to attend and complete the interview process, the time taken to receive your references and DBS disclosure. We need your help in working with us to keep this duration to a minimum.

1. YOU book your interview

2. YOU complete the Occupational Health and DBS forms

3. YOU attend your assessment day, which includes an interview, knowledge assessment, identity and eligibility to work document checks

4. YOU tell your referees that we will be contacting them to obtain references and ask them to reply quickly

5. WE contact your references

6. WE complete Occupational Health checks

7. YOU receive your DBS disclosure and submit to us

8. You complete your practical mandatory training

9. WE send you details on how to book shifts booking and how to order your NHS uniform

10. We will confirm registration once all employment checks are completed

If you would like further information please contact our Recruitment Team and we would be happy to answer any queries you have.



You will be joining the organisation at an exciting time. As the first fully integrated care organisation in England, we are working to improve the way we deliver safe, high-quality health and social care. We have a positive and vibrant working atmosphere, We are proud of our investment in our staff both in terms of developing potential career skills and valuing people. Our commitment to staff health and wellbeing looks at supporting our staff as ‘whole’ individuals, recognising their own unique set of strengths and skills. We create the right environment to enable all people to take care of themselves and provide the best care possible to our patients and citizens.

For more information on why to work with us, please see our Welcome films in the Further Links sections to the right of this page. #seeyouinsouthdevon

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • We reserve the right to close vacancies early if we receive a high volume of applications. Please apply promptly
  • Please read the job description and tailor your application to reflect the role
  • Correspondence will be via NHS Jobs, text and email. Please check your email and NHS Jobs account regularly
  • Applicants with no previous NHS experience will ordinarily be appointed to the minimum of the band
  • If you have not received an invitation to assessment within 28 days of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion
  • It is your responsibility to assist us in the timely receipt of appropriate references

The Trust is committed to preventing discrimination, valuing diversity and achieving equality of opportunity. No person (staff, patient or public) will receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of the nine protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010.

We aspire to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and therefore we welcome applications from all. If you require support you can obtain this from our Equality Business Forum which has representatives from all protected groups.

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£31.365k - £37.89k Per Year

Job Type

Full Time

Posted

5 days ago

Description

Job Reference: 369-A-21-59543

Employer:
Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Department:
Easby House, Langdon Hospital
Location:
Dawlish
Salary:
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health and learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist and secure services for the wider south west region and nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery.

Our values

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we not only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience - we recruit individuals who possess (and are able to demonstrate) the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation.

These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity and compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves and others, and being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and applications are encouraged and welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time, job share and flexible working applications will be considered and supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health and learning disabilities.

We are a Disability Confident Employer. Applicants who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria in the job description will be invited to interview.

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we want to attract and retain talented people and create a great place to work with a shared sense of pride and ambition. Our vision is to have an inclusive society where the importance of mental health and wellbeing is universally understood and valued. Recovery is at the heart of everything we do and we are one of the pioneers in driving forward the recovery agenda.

Shortlisted for Best Employer by Nursing Times 2018


The role

  • Are you someone looking for a career in one of the UK’s most respected mental health and learning disability trusts?
  • Would you like to do a job that makes a difference every day?

This is an exciting opportunity to join our newly expanded community forensic team at one of the country’s most respected providers of secure mental health services. Shortlisted in the Nursing Times 2020 ‘Team of the Year’ Award.

As an Senior Occupational Therapist within the Community Forensic Service within the Secure Services Directorate, you will be a core member of a multi-disciplinary team and be responsible for taking an active role in carrying out the functions of that team; including carrying a case load of varying complexity. You will work in partnership with a registered mental health nurse to provide holistic client centred care co-ordination. You will have a key role in shaping and developing the expanded team and supporting an occupational culture, with a focus on supporting meaningful life in the community and social inclusion.

The overarching aim of the Community Forensic service is to deliver a model of integrated care and support across all elements of a service user’s pathway. With a specific focus on prevention through admission avoidance and early intervention through collaboration with other services. This includes training and support of staff, case consultation and formulation. For those in inpatient care there is an aim to support flow through the secure directorate and reduce re admission following discharge into the community. The team works with a relational approach with a focus on integration, meaningful roles and routines in the community.

Devon Partnership NHS Trust is growing as we establish ourselves us as one of the leading providers of mental health services in the country.

Working as part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust, you will make a difference to people’s lives from the moment you start.

£31,365 - £37,890 per annum (Band 6)

About you

You will be a qualified Occupational Therapist ideally with experience of working in forensic and/or community setting. Your primary role will be to complete case management, provide specialist interventions and support individuals in their on-going recovery.

We would welcome interested parties contact Alice Vanstone Occupational Therapy Manager on alice.vanstone@nhs.net or call 07929374788. Visits are strongly recommended.

Community: Shortlisted, Nursing Times Awards 2020 "Team of the Year"

The location

We are based at Langdon Hospital in Dawlish, a 111 acre campus-style site which includes the recently-opened Dewnans Centre, a £27 million state-of-the-art ‘medium secure’ unit, as well as a number of ‘low secure’ and open wards, however under the current COVID-19 conditions this may be subject to alternative arrangements / change for example home working. Please be assured that any alternatives will be discussed fully with you and the organisation. Please ask the appointing manager if you have any questions.

Our mission is to become a recognised centre of excellence and expertise in mental health and learning disability within the next five years. As well as delivering consistently high quality care and treatment, our strategic objectives include our desire to challenge discrimination and stigma; to champion recovery and inclusion; to attract talented people and to create a great place to work with a shared sense of pride and ambition.

About us

The Forensic Directorate within Devon Partnerships Trust provides forensic mental health services for the south west region and has an excellent reputation. A recent CQC inspection rated us as “Outstanding”. Our Directorate employs over 320 staff and we have ambitious plans in place to expand and develop our existing services.

We support people who, as a consequence of their mental health needs, have had contact with the criminal justice system and require a safe and secure environment that enables them to receive a wide range of treatments, therapies and care to support their recovery. Recovery is at the heart of everything we do - it is about people building a meaningful life and represents a shift away from focusing on illness and symptoms towards a focus on personal health, strengths and wellness.

Our offer to you

We recognise our people want to learn and develop, becoming the best that they can be. We offer all our staff a range of training opportunities including a variety of in-house training programmes designed and delivered by experts, and opportunities to access external training where appropriate.

In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive.

Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:

  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days of annual leave per year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years’ service withtheNHS so you can really enjoy what Devon has to offer
  • Individual personal development plans and a commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBTI+ network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and reduced public transport rates
  • Structured learning and development opportunities.
  • Relocation Package of up to £8k for the right person

Living here

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Application supporting information

As part of the application process, you may be asked four simple values based recruitment questions. Your responses will determine we are happy to progress with your application.

If you are shortlisted you will be contacted by email with interview details. Therefore, it is important that you check your NHS jobs account regularly. To access emails from us, please log into your account, and go to 'My Applications'.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Devon Partnership NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed. We will not seek references until you have been made a conditional offer.

Please note by applying for posts that require a professional registration, you are also consenting to this being checked prior to interview. Preference will be given to staff at risk in priority order.

Any identification documents supplied as part of the recruitment process will be verified manually and electronically in line with NHS employment check standards.

Please note

This advert will be withdrawn when a sufficient number of applications have been received. If you have part completed an application, we will contact you to advise you of this.

As a new member of staff to Devon Partnership NHS Trust you will be required to attend a full induction programme at the beginning of your employment. The content and length of this programme will depend on your new job role and where you will be working. This can be between one day for non-clinical staff and up to 10 days for inpatient clinical staff.

Thank you for applying.