Senior Occupational Therapist - Furness HTT

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
12 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6 Occupational Therapist

37.5 hours per week

Base: Furness (Barrow) Home Based Treatment Team, Dane Garth, Furness General Barrow-in- Furness, LA14 4JR.

We have an exciting new opportunity for a dynamic, enthusiastic and forward thinking qualified Occupational Therapist to join the Barrow-in-Furness Home Based Treatment Team. The post will be supported under the supervision of a network Occupational Therapy Clinical Specialist. The role will involve clinical Occupational Therapy provision working within a multidisciplinary team within the adult acute setting for service users experiencing mental health problems requiring home based treatment.

The successful candidate will offer Occupational Therapy assessments and treatments to service users within the community to support recovery. The successful candidate will also undertake supervision of junior staff and assist in local developments related to the Occupational Therapy services locally and across the foot print of Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be supported within Occupational Therapy Best Practice Forums and shadowing opportunities will be provided via Occupational Therapists working within other home based treatment teams within the trust.

We are looking for an Occupational Therapist who is enthusiastic about working within mental health and possesses good time management skills and a compassionate approach to others. The successful candidate will be an able team worker with excellent communication skills with experience of working successfully within busy environments. If you have these qualities and wish to work with a supportive team who strive to achieve high standards, please apply.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/BSC (Hons) in Occupational Therapy (OT)
  • State registered with Health Professionals Council
  • Post Graduate training relevant to mental health work in appropriate speciality
  • Practice Placement Qualification (Undergraduate OT student educator) within 1 year of appointment



  • Detailed knowledge of how mental health problems impact on occupational performance and how occupational therapy theory informs practice within community mental health settings
  • Specialist knowledge and application of OT assessments and interventions using expert level clinical reasoning



  • Extensive clinical experiences including individual and group work in mental health specialties

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.

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

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


Dane Garth


LA14 4JR

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