An exciting opportunity has arisen for a competent, confident and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join our team working with clients with mental health conditions in Elderly Mental Health services based within the community. This includes Organic (dementia) and functional (inc anxiety, depression, bi polar) conditions. This post is to cover maternity leave.

The post will offer varied opportunities for training and development, with CPD needs being identified and monitored through appraisal. Well defined supervision systems are in place, you will be provided with monthly supervision by the clinical lead Occupational Therapist. We hold monthly learning network development meetings with a strong focus of developing as an Occupational Therapist in this specialism.

You will work alongside other Occupational Therapists within the community team. Assessments and interventions will be completed as part of a multi-disciplinary team. There is a strong commitment to collaborative working, focusing on the provision of high quality evidence based services to the individual.

  • You must hold professional qualification in Occupational Therapy degree or masters level and be HCPC registered
  • Have worked as an Occupational Therapist completing preceptorship (usually a year)
  • Experience of working with people with mental health conditions

Applicants must ensure that prior to applying they have agreement from their current line manager that they can be released on a secondment basis.

In the event that permanent funding is secured for this post the successful applicant will be confirmed in post on a permanent basis.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Amy Ryan – Occupational Therapy Clinical Lead in Mental Health Services for Older people Durham and Darlington. Mobile: 07900606295 Office:0191 554900 [email protected]

Michael Mulvey – Team Manager Telephone: 0191 5549000 Email: [email protected]