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Full Time
Leeds
£30,401 - £37,267 / year
NHS Band 6/7

Job Description

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an individual to gain experience as a senior band 6 OT, gaining valuable leadership and managerial skills. The Becklin centre is an Acute mental health inpatient unit for males and females aged between 18 and 65, it is a challenging but very rewarding place to work. The centre offers mental health treatment for individuals in crisis who are deemed too unwell to be managed in the community. The Occupational Therapy team is a ward based team, covering the 2 male and 2 female wards. We also have access to a therapy suite and provide therapeutic interventions and groups in this setting.

We are currently seeking an experienced band 6 Occupational Therapist for a secondment to cover maternity leave fulltime, for a period of up to 1 year, starting mid November 2019. The successful candidate will be based on the male wards at the Becklin Centre and will have an oversight of the OT needs of the 2 wards, delegate work to the band 5s and OTAs, and handle a complex caseload of service users. Experience of working in an acute mental health setting and of the MOHOST is essential as is the ability to manage junior colleagues. The role includes management of the male OT team which currently consists of 2 band 5 OTs and 2 OTAs. The post is split across the 2 wards and some shift work across the 7 days is required.

You will be supported and work collaboratively with the ward managers on wards 3 and 4, and work closely with the band 6 OT covering the female wards. We offer further support through the monthly OT meetings, reflective forums and management supervision.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Alison Cameron on [Click here to apply] / [Click here to apply].




All applications submitted will be held by TRAC.systems and the Trust Resourcing team. If you are unsuccessful at interview your details will be held for a further 6 months and then deleted.

***Please note that from 1st July 2018, all new employees will be required to pay for their DBS Check, and to subscribe to the DBS Update Service.***

If a DBS Check is required for your role the Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost of the DBS check (Enhanced Check £48 or Standard Check £30) by way of deductions from your salary over the first 3 consecutive months of employment with the Trust. As a condition of your employment you will also be required to register with and to participate in the DBS Update Service, and will be responsible for maintaining payment, and subscription to the DBS Update Service (£13 annual payment).DBS checks for volunteers remain free of charge.

NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk of redundancy’ will, wherever possible be offered an interview, provided that they demonstrate that they meet all the essential shortlisting criteria of the post. If you are ‘at risk of redundancy’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application.

The Trust reserves the right to close the vacancy before the closing date.

In view of Home Office Immigration Regulations all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process should you be appointed to the post.

The Trust currently pays a non-consolidated supplement in order that all our staff receive the equivalent of the Living Wage Foundation Rate.

Please note: The Trust does not offer reimbursement of interview expenses.




Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.




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