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Occupational Therapist

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
Tottenham, London
£40,701 to £48,054 a year pro rata inclu HCAS
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join our friendly and well established Therapy Department. St Ann's Hospital has three new acute in-patient wards and it is an innovative and exciting time to be working in Haringey and within the trust, with new developments and initiatives evolving.

The successful applicant will job share with another band 6 and work within the day therapy department in carrying out the valued role of the OT ensuring that in-patients are offered timely assessment and intervention supporting a smooth discharge

The successful candidate would be part of a thriving Therapy Department, alongside AHPs, support staff and psychology. The Occupational Therapists offer individual sessions, ADL assessments and run groups both on the wards and in the Therapy department. The post holder will also be part of the ward Multi-disciplinary Team. The successful applicant will be motivated to make a difference to the patient's recovery with enablement at the heart of the ethos. Experience of working in a mental health setting is crucial.

CPD and professional development is encouraged and supported within the trust.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will work as part of the multi-disciplinary team. The post holder will work independently and manage a varied and complex caseload on the acute mental health wards in Blossom Court.
  • The post holder will provide a variety of specialised Occupational Therapy Assessments and interventions, promoting a recovery approach and social inclusion on the wards, community settings and home visits as appropriate to support safe discharge of service users.
  • The post holder will work with other OTs, Activities Coordinators, Psychotherapists and Assistant Psychologists to provide a comprehensive therapy programme for service users across the three acute wards.
  • The post holder will provide leadership for junior staff through supervision and appraisal. There is also expectation of acting as placement educator for student practitioners. They will ensure that their practice meets the requirements of this clinical group and will contribute to clinical evaluation and promote the use of evidence-based practice to inform service improvement.
  • The post holder will be managed by the Lead Occupational Therapist. Although staff are allocated initially to work on one specific ward, the post holder is also expected to cover other wards when necessary.
  • Take responsibility for the management of a complex caseload, which includes specialist Occupational Therapy assessment, care planning in conjunction with service user and carer, evaluation of individual treatment plans.

About us

Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust provides local, regional and national award-winning healthcare services. We have more than 3.300 staff working out of 20 main sites serving a population of 1.2 million people.We provide community health services and mental health services for young people, adults and older people. Our North London Forensic Service treats and cares for people in the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We also provide one of the largest eating disorders services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services.

We are an organisation that is passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion one that prides itself in developing the leadership capabilities of its employees, looking after their health and wellbeing, creating safe spaces for staff to speak up and providing opportunities to mentor and be mentored.Our employees are the reason for delivering Good CQC ratings, excellent outcomes and outstanding patient experiences, so it is our aim to create a happy and healthy working environment where youcan thrive and succeed.

We are an organisation that is passionate about equality, diversity, and inclusion one that prides itself in developing the leadership capabilities of its employees, looking after their health and wellbeing, creating safe places for staff to speak up and providing opportunities to mentor and be mentored.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification by clicking on the JD/PS attachment in the advert.

Person Specification

Education and Qualification


  • HCPC registered OT Dip/BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy Evidence of continuous professional development


  • Evidence of other relevant postgraduate education. Membership of professional body

Professional Experience


  • Extensive post registration experience with working with adults experiencing mental health related difficulties Experience in using a range of standardised OT assessments, including MOHO and a comprehensive knowledge of occupational therapy clinical approaches used in mental health settings Experience of developing and facilitating a variety of groups Experience of liaising with carers and working and developing relationships with other agencies in regard to service users' care needs Experience of supervising staff and supporting OT students


  • Experience in participating in audit / research projects Experience of Quality Improvement projects

knowledge and skills


  • Individual and group work assessment and intervention skills Skills in producing Sensitive to cultural, dynamic and diverse needs of the service userstimely, accurate and informative reports and progress notes Excellent communication skills i.e. written, verbal, listening and proficient use of up-to-date systems of communication i.e. IT systems, e -mail, telephone etc. to communicate effectively within a multi-professional team. Ability to deal with sensitivities and complexities, using interpersonal skills Ability to prioritise workload, delegate effectively and to support junior staff to do so. Ability to ensure the application of risk assessment and risk management strategies


  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance, Ability to maintain effective partnership working with resources both internal and external to the Trust Ability to promote a culture of sound OT practice amongst staff Knowledge of Safeguarding issues, requirements, legislations and how these apply to the role

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust


St Ann's Hospital

St Ann's Road

Tottenham, London

N15 3TH

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