Job overviewOaklands Ward
at Oaklands Centre for Acute Care in Chichester
are looking for anOccupational Therapy Clinical Support Worker Band 3
to join the Multi-disciplinary team on Oaklands Ward which is a 16 bed Ward for adults experiencing mental health difficulties.
The Occupational Therapy Clinical Support Worker role is 22.5 hours per week.Main duties of the jobMain duties of the job
The Occupational Therapy Clinical Support Worker role includes facilitation of occupational assessments and interventions on a one to one basis, for example Cooking skills sessions, identifying meaningful activities and planning purposeful routines and occupational interventions in groups, for example Cooking, Relaxation, Creative, Healthy Lifestyles, to meet Patients' occupational performance / recovery needs as identified by the Occupational Therapist.Examples include:
- Regaining / maintaining / developing Activities of Daily Living (ADL) skills which can decrease during a hospital admission.
- Facilitating Patients to re-engage / maintain interests and activities in relation to their recovery.
- Facilitating engagement in identified purposeful roles.
- Facilitating Patients to achieve occupational goals they have identified.
- Facilitating Patients' integration into the community.
It is important that you have good communication skills both verbal and written skills for liaison with service users, their families, colleagues and other agencies.
General computer and administration skills are also required to support the running of the service.
Ability to network with other community services is essential in assisting service user's smooth integration into the community, for example, accessing community resources.Working for our organisation
You would be part of a supportive and friendly Multi-disciplinary team with opportunities to work in collaboration with colleagues including: Occupational Therapist, Activity Worker, Nurses, Doctors, Social Workers, Psychologist, Discharge Support Worker and community practitioners to support Patients in their recovery.
Your skills will be developed through Clinical Supervision, Management Supervision and Training opportunities.
To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID. Detailed job description and main responsibilitiesDetailed Job Description and main responsibilities - Please See Job Description Main responsibilities as set out above Person specificationQualificationsEssential criteria
- A recognised qualification in an area related to the workplace or equivalent technical/life skills
- Evidence of a commitment to lifelong learning
- Health care or relevant NVQ level 3 or equivalent skills
- Experience of working with people with mental health needs in a paid or voluntary capacity
- Experience of working with people with mental health difficulties
- Experience of being supervised
Sussex Partnership NHS FT is committed to supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our communities. Our workforce is currently under-represented from Black and Minority, Ethnic and disabled communities and we would welcome applications from these communities.
We regret that we are unable to advise candidates if they have not been shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.
In the event of an excessive number of applicants the Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy earlier than indicated.
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust takes its responsibilities for the safeguarding and protection of children and young people and vulnerable adults very seriously and expects this of all its employees and bank workers. The Trust works with adult and children's social care to ensure that the integrated service has systems in place to equip staff and bank workers with the knowledge and skills to recognize abuse, and take action to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children and young people. It is expected that all staff and bank workers familiarise themselves with the appropriate structures and policies and with the Sussex child protection and safeguarding procedures and the Sussex multi-agency policy and procedures for safeguarding vulnerable adults and undertake the relevant essential training and further training appropriate to their role.
Successful candidates are normally offered salaries at the bottom of the relevant salary range. However, where previous or equivalent NHS experience in a similar role can be demonstrated and evidenced, this may be taken into consideration when setting the starting salary.Employer certification / accreditation badgesApplicant requirements
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.