Occupational Therapist – Croydon

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Occupational Therapist – Croydon

Department: Penrose – Croydon Forensic Mental Health Step Down Service
Work Location: croydon
Salary: £34,494
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm

Job description:


Because of the nature of the duties of this post, it is an occupational requirement that the post holder is female and the post is therefore exempt from the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 in terms of Schedule 9, Part 1, and Paragraph 1 of that Act.



Working under the supervision of the service manager, and in accordance with specific organisational guidelines and protocols, the Occupational Therapist in partnership with other agencies in the Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Pathway, will lead and provide specialist support in creating a supportive and therapeutic living environment for service users. Focussed work will be undertaken to support and enhance social integration and to develop independent living skills, which will enable service users to live fully independently.



The Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Pathway is a jointly commissioned, designed, delivered and co-financed pathway of services for offenders who are high risk, and likely to satisfy the diagnosis of ‘personality disorder’.  The joint responsibility is between NHS England and Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service.

Housing and Accommodation Services (HASS) have been designed to support the OPD Pathway. Penrose, Forensic Intensive Psychological Treatment Service (FIPTS), will as part of HASS, provide specialist housing and accommodation support to offenders meeting specific criteria thereby facilitating their eventual move on to fully independent living in the community.


Why 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, Eye-care Vouchers
  • Growing and forward-thinking organisation
  • If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you.


To apply for this role, please read the attached job description and send a competed application form along with your CV, to by the closing date.

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide employment references covering 5 years period 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: 22/07/19

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