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Occupational Therapist

Band 6

Main area
Behavioural and Development Psychiatry
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Bethlem Royal Hospital
£30,549 - £40,105 pa inc.
26/10/2018 23:59

River House is a Forensic in-patient service within South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. We support service users within medium and low levels of security in River House, Chaffinch and Ward in the Community.  

We are based mainly on the Bethlem Royal Hospital site and provide care for people who live in the London Boroughs of Southwark, Lambeth and Croydon.  Our service supports men and women, who have a range of mental health problems and a history of offending behaviour and contact with the criminal justice system. 

We are looking for an experienced and dynamic Occupational Therapist to join our supportive, friendly and diverse team comprising OT’s, OT Techs, Exercise Therapists and an Education Tutor.  You will support the delivery of specialist assessments and deliver a range of recovery focused and occupation-based interventions in line with Royal College of Occupational Therapy National Practice guidance recommendations.  Some of our core OT interventions include Remotivation, Vocation, Physical Exercise and Health Promotion, Creative arts and Education which there will be opportunity to lead on.  We have a unit based café and library with well established links with a host of community projects.  And there would be opportunity to be involved with a variety of involvement projects and the innovative Forensic Recovery College. 

We offer a supportive working environment, regular supervision, opportunities for CPD and annual appraisal. You will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to evidence-based practice and continuing professional development. You will also have opportunity to further develop your specialist skills in assessments and interventions for e.g. Remotivation, MOHO based assessment tools and sensory interventions. As well as the opportunity to be involved in a number of multidisciplinary innovations including Restorative Justice and the exciting work of the Bethlem Gallery.

We are in the process of revamping our service and this is resulting in some exciting service developments particularly in our new South London Partnership with neighbouring trusts Oxleas and South West London and St Georges.  

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Sarah Cook - / 0203 228 8488

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