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Occupational Therapist, Mental Health

  • Location:

    Wigan, Greater Manchester

  • Sector:

    Social Care

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Up to £28684 per annum

  • Contact:

    Brooklea

  • Contact email:

    Preston@bssocialcare.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    PRC/2BM_1542738052

  • Published:

    21 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    20/12/2018

  • Startdate:

    03/12/18

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for a full time Occupational Therapist to join two Mental Health rehabilitation units for people living with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.

You will be working for a national provider of social care services for adults with Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, with over 35 years' of experience.

As the Occupational Therapist your duties will include;
- To carry out the Occupational Therapy process with service users.
- To support service users to develop their skills and increase their independence.
- To support HCSW, activity and social inclusion coordinators with the provision of activities on the units and provide advice and guidance based on service user needs.
- To oversee the use of the rehabilitation kitchen.
- Input into Care Plans
- To be involved in the risk assessment of service users when attending activities in the community.
- To work closely with MDT to ensure support is provided to service users when discharged.
- To work closely with the psychology staff to ensure service users' needs are being supported occupationally and psychologically.
- Completing assessments for potential patients with an RMN.
- Attending MDT/CPA meetings with appropriate reports.

The ideal candidate will have a positive outlook on life and be passionate about caring for others.

The successful candidate must have a diploma or degree in occupational therapy and an active HCPC pin.

This is a full time position with a starting salary of £28,684 in addition to excellent progression development within the company.

If you are interested in this opportunity or for more information and a confidential discussion, please call Brooklea Mills at BS Social Care on 01772 252323. Good luck with your Job Search.

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