Job DescriptionOccupational Therapist
Salary: £24,161 to £31,469 plus package and benefits
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
We are currently looking for an enthusiastic Occupational Therapist with an interest in working with men and women with Learning Disabilities and co morbid mental health difficulties, who require specialist assessments and treatment within a forensic psychiatric setting.
Firstly, a bit about us
St Andrew’s is the UK’s leading mental healthcare charity with an excellent and well-deserved reputation as a provider of specialist mental healthcare, and a top 20 charity overall. We have a multi-disciplinary team of over 4,500 staff who deliver excellent, innovative and holistic care each day across our five locations.
As a charity, all of our profits are re-invested into new services and new facilities, a legacy which has carried on through our 178 year history. Today we proudly continue to build excellent mental healthcare services – with Europe’s largest adolescent unit recently opened. And because we’re independent, we have the flexibility to make a real difference in the world of mental health. Joining us is your chance to make a big contribution to the lives of some of society’s most vulnerable people.
The Learning Disability IPU
The Learning Disability IPU service comprises of six units. We offer male and female Medium Secure, Low secure and locked services. Within our Occupational Therapy team we offer a comprehensive ADL, community skills and vocational pathways. The IPU also offers Sensory Integration approaches and is seeking to significantly expand its provision of these in the next 12 months.
The Person and Role
As a registered OT, you would be joining a highly motivated, knowledgeable and innovative OT team. Experience will be gained as part of a multi-disciplinary team, taking responsibility for a clinical caseload, and offering OT specific assessment and treatment to groups and individuals within your care. Strong communication skills are essential, both written and verbal, with the ability to develop good professional relationships with members of the MDT.
As an employee of St Andrews you will adopt an inclusive and ‘can do’ attitude in approaching your work. You will demonstrate good understanding of OT within secure services, including an application of risk assessment skills. In sharing your experience of applying the OT process, you should also emphasise how you promote our specialism as a profession.
Continued professional development is encouraged, with access to a range of in-house CPD events, as well as an expectation to support the development and training of OT students. Further opportunities include networking opportunities with colleagues of the same and different grades within the service and The Charity.
Rewards and Benefits
We offer an excellent benefits package including:
• Excellent professional and career development and training opportunities
• ‘Transform’ our Leadership development program
• Pension and life assurance
• Sickness policy on par with the NHS
• 35 days annual leave, increasing to 41 further after 10 years' service
• Cycle to work scheme
• Childcare vouchers
• Healthcare cash plan
• Free parking
• Paid DBS application
• On-site facilities such as gym access and boot camp, swimming pool, café, library all set within
If you have any questions regarding the post or want to arrange a visit please contact: Dr Deborah Morris, Clinical Lead or Rachel Harwood, Senior Occupational Therapist,
Closing Date Sunday 19th August
Interviews: Tuesday 28th August