Occupational Therapist - Early Intervention in Psychosis

Location Bristol
Job type Contract
Salary £30 per hour
Contact Ross Welton
Call Ross
Reference 166327

Sanctuary Personnel, an innovative and committed recruitment agency is currently looking for an experienced Occupational Therapist to work as a Mental Health Practitioner based in Bristol, within the Early Intervention in Psychosis Team.

The pay rate for this locum Occupational Therapist job is up to £35 per hour (assignment rate) and is a minimum 3-month contract.

The Early Intervention for Psychosis Service:

  • The Early Intervention for Psychosis Service will provide help and support to young people over 14 years and under 35 years of age for 3 years following a first episode psychosis or for a limited period where there may be a possible psychosis.

  • The team will act as a resource to the adult mental health community, CAMHS and inpatient services, by raising awareness of the needs of this client group, providing information and consultation about psychosis.

  • It will Case Manage individuals presenting with signs of a first episode of psychosis in line with local and national guidelines on Early Intervention.

  • The team will develop close links with other agencies in the locality such as CAMHS, Connexions and the College and the Social Services 16 – 18 team.

  • There are a number of teams across Avon and Wiltshire Partnership in various stages of development and there is a strong network supporting teams.

Main Duties:

  • To assess young people with psychosis or possible psychosis

  • To plan and implement specialist programmes of care for young people following the first appearance of psychosis or for a limited period where psychosis is suspected, including carrying a specialist caseload of clients and acting as care co-ordinator

  • To liaise and work in collaboration with other agencies in planning and assessing programmes of care

  • To provide specialist advice to young people, carers and professionals

  • To develop awareness sessions around psychosis and early intervention to be delivered within education and youth services

  • To provide clinical supervision to junior staff, students, and support workers

  • To undertake audit, research, and development activities

Requirements of the Occupational Therapist:

  • Degree or equivalent within Occupational Therapy.

  • HCPC registered as an Occupational Therapist.

  • Minimum two years post-qualifying experience working as an Occupational Therapist.

  • Available to start as soon as possible.

  • Ideally full time.

  • Expected to work across a number of sites including the inpatient unit and local community bases.

Benefits of working for Sanctuary Personnel:

  • Daily payroll

  • Free DBS and compliance service

  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available with other agencies

  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive occupational therapy knowledge

  • Refer a Friend bonus - get £250 for each candidate you refer who we successfully place

  • Find your own job bonus - Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us

  • Clinical governance support

  • In house payroll system

  • Revalidation

  • Industry-leading shift booking system

  • Nationwide coverage including the Channel Islands

This Occupational Therapist job is advertised by Ross Welton; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

As a pioneer of diverse recruitment, Sanctuary Personnel is proud to encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds as our pool of candidates is very much reflective of the clients that candidates will support within their role. This very much played a significant in previously winning ‘Best Candidate Care’ at the Recruiter Awards as well being a two-time finalist for the same award.

Sanctuary takes great pride in building candidate and client relationships that promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

With recruitment consultants and all other employees undertaking annual online training on EDI and many other compliance training courses, Sanctuary is best-placed to undertake a fair and thorough selection process.

Reasonable Adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.