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Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Occupational Therapist

Job Type



Social Work



£28,407 - £34,581

Posted Date

23 January 2024

Carlisle / Workington

Closing Date

6 February 2024

Spanning east to west coasts from Northumberland to Cumbria and from the Scottish Borders down to Middlesbrough we’ve got exciting new opportunities available at every level and in every area.

We offer flexible working, helping work fit around family and caring responsibilities, or training and development needs and there’s lots on offer in the way of benefits, such as, lease cars, childcare schemes, staff discounts, season tickets for travel and a cycle to work scheme. All this in a vibrant workplace supported by the following staff networks.

Cultural diversity staff network
Disabled staff network
LGBT+ staff network
We also have a number of staff support groups which are open to any staff to attend. These Include:

Armed Forces and Veterans Staff Association
Mind, Health and Wellbeing Community
Menopause toolkit and cafes and staff carer support group
We offer fantastic personal development opportunities through our Collective Leadership Programme and other Organisational Development initiatives. Whatever you are looking for, you will be joining a supportive, friendly team, offering varied and interesting roles, with opportunities for career progression.

Always improving

CNTW is regulated by the national healthcare regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Our last two inspections have rated us as an outstanding organisation. We’re always seeking to improve as an organisation. Do you want to be part of that?

Job overview
North Cumbria Crisis Team is looking for highly motivated Occupational Therapists to compliment our Team.

You will have the opportunity to base in Carlisle or Workington to deliver high quality care to patients across North Cumbria.

You will provide evidence based occupationally focussed assessments and interventions to patients with complex needs with the ability to recognise and anticipate situations that may be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of service users and their carers.

The service follows the model of human occupation and the framework for assessment formulation and care planning. You will be supported by more senior Occuptational Therapists in the team. And if newly qualified, you will be supported through the multiprofessional preceptorship programme.

If you are motivated, creative and passionate about making a difference to our patients and thier families lives, then your characteristics are what the team requires.

Main duties of the job
To provide occupational therapy input to service users who have a variety of occupational needs, which have been impacted by their crisis. This may include a diverse presentations and a range of mental health conditions, cognitive and/or learning disabilities under the direction of a more experienced member of Occupational Therapy staff.

To manage and provide ongoing assessment and intervention for service users.

To consider carer needs and ensure carer and family are involved in intervention planning where appropriate.

To develop and deliver evidenced based Occupational Therapy interventions in collaboration with service users and carers where appropriate.

The post holder will work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team ensuring that high quality, individualised care is delivered which ensures safety and a commitment to promoting recovery and wellbeing and maximising independence.

To provide compassionate care that is based on empathy, kindness, respect and dignity.

To liaise with other occuptaional therapy colleagues in other services to ensure occupational needs are promoted and met.

To provide clinical supervision to staff members as delegated by Clinical Lead.

To incorporate a client centred philosophy into clinical practice and client centred collaborative care.

Working for our organisation
We aim to attract and retain a diverse, talented and committed workforce, who are caring and compassionate, and therefore able to meet the demands of the modern NHS now and in the future. In return we can offer a dynamic working environment in which to build a career.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Please find attached job description for full details.

Advertising date : 23rd January 2024

Closing date : 6th February 2024

We welcome your application.

Person specification
Essential criteria

Recognised Occupational Therapy degree qualification / Registered with HCPC
Desirable criteria

Member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapy
Essential criteria

Experience of working with service users and carers in successful delivery of intervention plans
Desirable criteria

Previous experience of working in a community setting.
Knowledge of working in a mental health setting
Knowledge of crisis setting
Essential criteria

Proven ability to be able to communicate interventions to service users and demonstrate effective written and communication skills
Skills in being able to assess and manage risk
Desirable criteria

Commitment to using research skills in practice.
Skills in reflective practice and being proactive in being able to seek advice
Personal Characteristics
Essential criteria

Commitment to equal opportunities and a positive attitude to combating stigma

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