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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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Fairhaven Young People's Unit
£26,565- £35,577 per annum
18/02/2018 23:59

North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (formerly known as 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust until 1st April 2017), provides physical health, mental health and learning disability services across the North West region. The Trust employs around 4000 staff across our sites and also has a Temporary Bank which offers the flexibility of working shifts around other commitments.

We are committed to providing safe, compassionate care and look to appoint people who are as passionate about patient care as we are.


Specialist Occupational Therapist - Full Time Permanent Band 6

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly committed and creative individual to join Fairhaven Young People's Unit. Fairhaven provides a service for 13-18 year olds with an acute mental health need, requiring inpatient admission.

Working with the established multi disciplinary team, the post holder will provide specialist Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention as part of a team approach to treating service users with mental health issues and often with complex needs.

Experience of conducting Sensory Assessments and of working with young people with complex needs is desirable.

Being part of North West Boroughs will give you the opportunity to network with Occupational Therapists from Mental Health Services and supervision will be provided.

You should have a keen interest in working with this client group and be able to demonstrate the ability to work as part of a Multidisciplinary Team and a strong identity as an Occupational Therapist.

In return you will join a supportive and enthusiastic team and receive management supervision from the Team Manager and professional supervision from a Band 7 Occupational Therapist.

This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. Successful candidates will either have a valid DBS check with the Trust or will be required to pay for the cost of the DBS Disclosure which is £47.50 for an enhanced disclosure, the cost of which will be deducted from first salary.

Why North West Boroughs Healthcare?

We are delighted to offer a range of great benefits for our people and hope that you agree some of these benefits will make a real difference: 

  • Free 24 hour access to our Health and Well-being Centre and Gym at the Hollins Park site, including tai chi and pilates classes
  • Access to the NHS pension scheme
  • 27 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays (29 days after 5 years’ and 33 days after 10 years’ service)
  • The opportunity to access a range of NHS discounts such as the NHS Electronics Scheme, Salary Sacrifice, Car and Bikes for Staff Schemes
  • Regular supervision and access to a range of training courses at our Education Centre
  • Access to our Library at Hollins Park House, providing resources to support you in your development and/or research.


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Applicant requirements

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Janette Barton, Operational Manager, on 01925 664097

If you have problems applying, contact

01925 664431

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