• Occupational Therapist Mental Health Practitioner

    Location UK-Manchester
    Posted Date 3 months ago(11/28/2018 10:14 AM)
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    Job Function
    Other Clinical
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    GBP £34,276.00/Yr.
    GBP £39,735.00/Yr.
  • Project/Position Introduction (MAX 500 Characters)

    MAXIMUS People Services is part of MAXIMUS UK, a global leader in health and employment services. For over a decade, we have successfully helped tens of thousands of individuals into sustainable employment, develop their skills and gain their social and economic independence. Through our training and skills programmes, we connect employers with suitable, well-prepared and motivated candidates, and offer in-work support and aftercare services to retain and develop talent from within an organisation.

    Job Summary

    To support the Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants to ensure participants can access early intervention mental health treatment.


    Essential Job Duties

    Key Competencies:

    • Ability to deliver mental health interventions
    • Understanding and experience of the purpose and issue of Fit Notes
    • Good organisational and time management skills
    • Ability to meet deadlines, produce Management Information and undertake audit activities
    • Experience of working in a role where influencing skills are required
    • Excellent communication skills with the ability to adapt to a wide range of communication and learning styles
    • Strong interpersonal skills, specifically around listening, questioning and building relationships
    • Influencing skills to promote commitment and action
    • Customer focused with a strong commitment to customer care
    • Ability to plan and organise workload to meet required targets and deadlines.
    • Providing clinical due diligence in the initial and ongoing selection of Expert Practitioner Network partners delivering mental health treatment
    • Acting as a point of escalation for VRCs – e.g. providing insight, advice and recommendations for Action Plan activities
    • Supporting VRCs with complex cases (e.g. via case-conferencing)
    • Reviewing VRC Actions Plan to drive clinical quality and share best-practice
    • Providing insight into gaps within the eco-system
    • Providing in-house, remote mental health interventions (e.g. online CBT).

    Education and Experience Requirements

    HCPC Registered Occupational Therapist with recent relevant experience in Mental Health early intervention in an equivalent casework type role. 



    EEO Statement

    MAXIMUS is committed to developing, maintaining and supporting a culture of equality and diversity in employment in which our employees as well as candidates for employment are treated equitably. We understand that a diverse workforce adds to our competitive advantage; and as such, we aim to ensure that job applicants do not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, race, marital status, disability, age, part-time or fixed term contract status, sexual orientation or religion, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements that cannot be shown to be justifiable. Advertisements for posts will include sufficiently clear and accurate information to enable potential applicants to assess their own suitability for the post.

    Where reasonable, MAXIMUS will review and consider adjustments for those applicants who express a requirement for them during the recruitment process.


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