Band 6 Occupational Therapist - ADHD Team - Bristol
Full time: 37.5 Hours per week
Petherton Road Resource Centre
From £30,401 per annum
The ADHD Service provides diagnosis and support to adults with ADHD in Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, BANES, Swindon and Wiltshire. The team was established in 2009 and consists of a Consultant Psychiatrist, Speciality Doctor, Specialist Practitioners, Non-Medical Prescribers, a Clinical Psychologist and a Social Worker.
We are looking for an experienced Occupational Therapist to join the service. The role is split between providing specific Occupational Therapy input and contributing to the diagnostic process for ADHD, which requires strong assessment and team working skills. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a developing team.
The post-holder will be responsible for providing Occupational Therapy assessments and addressing occupational performance in the areas of self care, productivity and leisure, by identifying occupationally focused goals with service users. The role also involves facilitating skills based groups and support groups with other members of the team. Experience of working with people with sensory processing differences is desirable but not essential.
Applicants would be expected to be able to demonstrate an interest in this client group and ideally will have experience of working with people with ADHD, but this is not essential as full training will be provided. The team is clinic based and works office hours from Monday to Friday. We are based at Petherton Resource Centre in South Bristol and the successful candidate would be expected to work from bases in Wiltshire at times.
Adult ADHD is becoming more widely recognised and we are fortunate to be at the forefront of understanding the condition, with a multidisciplinary and holistic approach. We design our own care protocols in line with academic and national standards.
We anticipate the successful applicant bringing their creativity, commitment, and energy to our already thriving atmosphere. We will be expanding our service over the next twelve months and we believe we have the blueprint of a national centre of excellence. We need you to bring your skills and energy, to make this a working reality. In return you have the chance to work with one of the most interesting and rewarding patient populations.
Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust(AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the south west.
We employ over 4,000 dedicated members of staff who deliver services from more than 90 locations, working in approximately 150 teams across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, for a population of approximately 1.8million people.
We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.
Adverts normally close for application a few minutes before midnight on the closing date. Interview expenses will not normally be paid. Applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted via our recruitment system TRAC so please check your emails regularly. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks after the closing date please assume that your application has been unsuccessful. We only accept applications submitted via NHS Jobs and TRAC. Any personal details supplied to AWP by you will be held on the Trust systems in line with the General Data Protection Regulation. AWP is committed to Equality and Diversity - we welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are a Disability Confident Employer (Two Ticks) offering a guaranteed interview to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. We encourage applications from people who wish to work on a part time/flexible basis and will do our utmost to accommodate flexible working
whenever service requirements allow.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
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.