Occupational TherapistDepartment: Penrose Community Links
Work Location: Croydon
Contract: Permanent (part-time 4 days per week)
Hours per week: 30
Shift pattern: Monday - Friday (Negotiable)
Penrose Options is opening a brand new Forensic Mental Health Step-Down Service in Croydon which is launching on 1st August 2018.
We are seeking an Occupational Therapist for a part-time role (4 days per week) to provide an Occupational Therapy service within a residential Mental Health setting in Croydon with the aim of supporting the successful rehabilitation and reintegration of our service users back into the community.
Our primary partners are Croydon CCG, South London and South London and Maudsley (SLaM). We operate from our main high and medium support hub which is based near Croydon centre.
We support adult males, females, young people and individuals on the autistic spectrum living with complex needs and/or dual diagnosis from stabilisation through to recovery, and support the transition to independent living in the community.
Penrose’s Options mission is: “To ensure we deliver high quality support, health and social care through prevention, early intervention, recovery and rehabilitation at the point of need”.
Main Responsibilities of the role
- Accountable for own professional practice in the delivery of highly specialist therapeutic care to clients with complex mental health conditions which may include challenging behaviours.
- To be compassionate in meeting the needs of clients, their carers and families.
- To work with adult patients with severe and enduring mental illness and to identify Occupational therapy goals as part of the overall care plan, Implementing, analysing and interpreting specialist Occupational Therapy tools to support successful move on to independent living.
- To manage and prioritise a varied and complex caseload.
- To plan and implement patient centred individual or group interventions, using graded activity to achieve therapeutic goals.
- To monitor, evaluate and modify treatment in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of intervention.
- To apply a good level of understanding forensic mental health and provide training and advice on lifestyle changes and adaptations to the patient’s social and physical environment.
- Develop new interventions that enhance patients’ skills development and social inclusion as well as provide support and leadership to Support staff.
- Provision of workshops, PIE training and support with implementation plans of PIE
- Keep abreast of current developments in this field through reading, attendance at appropriate training courses.
- Take an active role in clinical audits as required
- Hold a degree in Occupational Therapy
- Be able to evidence continuing professional development within OT
- Be able to demonstrate evidence- based practice and training relevant to the role
- Have a working knowledge of risk assessment and risk management
- Be aware of the Social Inclusion agenda
Why work with us?
- Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
- 25 days annual leave (increasing 1 day per year of service up to 30 days)
- Pension, Childcare Vouchers, Eye-care Vouchers
- Growing and forward-thinking organisation
If you have a passion for Forensic Mental Health Psychology and wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you
If you would like to lead our budding team then please apply TODAY by sending us your updated CV to Recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk
All shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview where you will have the chance to meet our Director and Head of Service and learn about the exciting new challenge ahead.
All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide 2 employment references including one from your most recent employer
Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the issues relating to equal opportunities in service delivery and provision and to actively promote ways of eradicating racism, sexism, and other forms of negative discrimination though the group’s policies and procedures.Closing date: 1/6/18