Occupational Therapist (Mental Health Reablement)

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council
Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
£37,260 - £45,381
Closing date
7 Aug 2022

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Health and Social Care, Health
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

An exciting opportunity to be part of a brand new pilot project which aims to use the base principles of Reablement by enabling, maximising independence and a providing a preventative service for those with Mental Health difficulties.

In Kensington and Chelsea, we care about our diverse and vibrant community of residents, visitors, and visiting professionals. That’s why we’re pleased to have recently been granted funding from the Central and North West London NHS Trust to create a brand new Mental Reablement Team. 

Reablement can be defined as a time limited, strengths-based model of care. It can be used as both a preventative service and a rehabilitative service. This team will have a specific focus on supporting people who were recently in hospital receiving treatment for mental health conditions, but who are now ready to return to the community. To support patients as an alternative to hospital admission with partnership with other services. 

Regardless of how complex or severe a patient’s individual mental health condition may be, adjusting to life outside of hospital may seem daunting and feel overwhelming. The Mental Reablement Team will provide a service that acts as a bridge between hospitals and the community, guiding and supporting people as they take the first few steps towards recovery and independence.

The Role:

We’re looking for an Occupational Therapy Care Manager to help deliver Occupational Therapy interventions to individuals, with mental health rehabilitation needs in a community setting. This will be based on a comprehensive, holistic assessment of their clinical and personal needs, with an agreed set of goals and timelines.  Consideration from other Allied professionals such as Social workers and Nurses will also be considered if they have relevant experience.

You will be expected to undertake many different clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner – all within your professional scope of practice. You will identify which skills and assessments within the Mental Health Reablement Service team are of best use for an individual patient and help implement them. The post has access to local Professional supervision and links into the Mental Health network within CNWL. 

You will be working alongside Independent Living Assessors and Support Workers who will help to deliver a range of different support-based interventions – all of which focus on helping people gain and maintain their independence, in turn reducing the need for long-term support.

You will be expected to work closely with both the Mental Health Reablement Service team, and any external organisations supporting the service throughout the length of your contract.

You will have supervisory responsibilities, providing support, advice and guidance to colleagues. You may also occasionally be asked to work as a Senior Clinician, temporarily acting on behalf of the Mental Health Reablement Team Manager.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information

About You:

The Mental Health Reablement team will need to deliver an integrated, people-centred service that focuses on strength and rehabilitation.

Because of this, we’re looking for someone who has a registered professional qualification in Occupational Therapy, Allied Health Professions, or an equivalent qualification in the Education / Health profession. You must also have experience working in a complex professional setting in a leadership role. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, as well as the vision and drive to help establish this new service and make an impact. They will need to embody our values of respect, integrity, collaboration, and inclusiveness.

Please apply online explaining how you meet the requirements set out in the person specification and job description. CV’s alone will not be considered for this role. 

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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