This job has expired

Mental Health OT Rotation – Various positions

Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Per Annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

View more

Other allied health
Band 5
Full Time
Job summary

We are currently recruiting for Occupational Therapists to join an established mental health rotation.

We are looking for individuals who are;
  • Passionate about occupation and its role in mental health
  • Able and willing to engage in flexible working, including shifts and weekends.
  • Able to work in various team and on different sites across Leeds and York

Our mental health rotation offers a great start to a career in mental health Occupational Therapy, with opportunities to work in various groups of service users in different stages in their care pathway. Each rotation is usually 9 months and the contract is for 27 months for rotational posts.

The following are just some of the areas that are currently part of the rotation:
  • Adult and Older Peoples Acute Inpatient Services
  • Dementia Inpatient
  • Intensive Community Services
  • Adult and Older People Community Mental Health Teams
  • Care Homes Service
  • Assertive Outreach
  • Rehabilitation and Recovery Services
  • Forensic Service
  • Personality Disorder Network
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Primary Care Mental Health

You will be supported in your personal and professional development via clinical supervision, training and other Continuing Professional Development opportunities. The Trust has an established Preceptorship Programme for new graduates offering specific support and develop throughout your first year.

Please note this post usually attracts a large number of applicants and only the first 50 applications will go through for shortlisting.

Main duties of the job

Although each rotation setting differs, there are common expectations and responsibilities for you as an Occupational Therapist.
  • To utilise your core occupational therapy skills to provide occupational therapy intervention appropriate to the team you are based in.
  • To be responsible and accountable for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of intervention for defined Service Users, both on an individual basis and within a group setting

This will include
  • Clear understanding of the OT process
  • Knowledge of theoretical frameworks, models and approaches and OT assessment tools
  • Using activities to promote health, wellbeing and function
  • Planning, organising and leading activity groups
  • Analysing and adapting environments to increase function and social participation

About us

The Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) is the main provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient services in York and some highly specialised services across the country. As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching,research and development.

There are many benefits of working for LYPFT including fantastic employee wellbeing support, 27 - 33 days annual leave, flexible working and remote working arrangements, the NHS Pension Scheme (LYPFT pays 20.6% into your scheme each year), coaching, support and opportunities for career development and training and education support alongside a range of exclusive discounts and payment schemes including for cars, extra leave days and more organisations such as Blue Light Card, Health Service Discounts and NHS Discount Offers.

We also have an incredible bank department, offering variety of roles in nursing, allied health professions, healthcare support worker and administration clerical. Permanent employees are automatically added to bank. Bank-only workers can choose the hours they want to work and will have the opportunity to gain additional experience, keep skills up to date, develop new ones and earn extra money without having to commit to a permanent role. For an informal discussion or more information please contact the team

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • You will have an accredited qualification in occupational therapy and HCPC registration, which you take responsibility to maintain this by meeting RCOT and HCPC standards.
  • To understand and use appropriate risk assessments
  • To actively engage in the occupational therapy professional support structure e.g. clinical supervision and preceptorship development programme
  • To maintain accurate and appropriate clinical records in accordance with professional standards
  • To gain consent and build a collaborative relationship with Service Users that will promote engagement in the therapeutic process adapting to barriers in communication which Service Users may present with e.g. emotional, psychological, physical
  • To co-ordinate and communicate care packages or treatment plans for defined Service Users both verbally through multi-disciplinary meetings, team integration and telephone and non-verbally through care planning, reports and documentation. Also through carers and other agencies.
  • To contribute to the day to day running of the team you are based in
  • Delegate safely, be aware of own gaps in competencies seeking support when required
  • You must at all times comply with the Leeds and York Partnerships Foundation NHS Teaching Trust Health & Safety Policies, in particular by following agreed safe working procedures and reporting incidents using the Trusts risk incident reporting system
  • You must take personal responsibility for your own development by ensuring that continuous professional development remains a priority. You will undertake all mandatory training required for the role and participate in supervision/appraisal
  • You are required to act at all times in accordance with the Trust values
  • Some rotations are community based so will involve you travelling between sites and to service user homes
  • Some rotations will require you to work shifts across seven days
  • Whilst we aim to take your preferences into account, you may be required to work in a setting you did not preference
  • Depending on service demands and your own development needs you may also be required to move to a different rotation at any time, or to remain in your setting for longer than 9 months
  • The rotation covers a large geographical area and you may be required to work in any of the settings included
  • The settings included on the rotation are subject to change

Person Specification



  • Accredited qualification in Occupational Therapy (Degree/Diploma) and HCPC registration.



  • Demonstrated understanding of the needs of service users with mental health problems.



  • Understanding of mental health recovery

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert