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The Therapy Services at Kemple View aim to provide bespoke and individualised treatment pathways for male patients with complex mental health, recovery needs and risk profiles. Therapy Services include Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy and education, in both our Low Secure and Rehabilitation and Recovery settings. Therapy services staff work together as part of identified Multi-Disciplinary Teams with our nursing and medical colleagues, using positive psychology approaches with patients that aim to motivate, engage, develop and practice skills to achieve life goals and promote long term change to progress through the identified care pathways.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Graduate Occupational Therapist to join our team and help our “outstanding” service continue to develop. Working alongside an established team of experienced Forensic Occupational Therapists and Technical Instructors, this role will enable the successful applicant to develop their occupational therapy skills across a range of core areas and within secure mental health services: there are extensive on site facilities and links with the community. Successful applicants will get the opportunities to develop their skills in occupational therapy with a range of complex male patients, inclduing those with mental illnesses, personality disorders, significant physical health impairments and cognitive impairments.

You would also have the opportunity to work within the Psychology and Social Work departments, as part of the wider work of Therapy Services.

The successful applicant will be involved in a wide range of work, including assessing patient’s needs using both standardized and functional assessments, delivering 1:1 and group based interventions and being a valued and core member of the MDT’s. You will contribute to the expansion and development of our OT various treatment pathways; including vocational placements in the local community as well as on site Real Work opportunities. Our modern extensive facilities include the following: art room, rehabilitation kitchens, group rooms, music room, large sports hall, conditioning suite, computer suite, job club, cafe, shop, extensive grounds, a woodland walk, and horticultural and animal care areas.

The post does require some very occasional weekend work, but this is agreed in advance. This post requires the successful applicant to work as part of a team with a clear team ethos and the provision of and expectation to engage positively in supervision and reflective practice.

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