Specialist Occupational Therapist - Community Rehabilitation

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an experienced, motivated clinician to join our team. You will be a registered Occupational Therapist with demonstrable expertise in goal focused rehabilitation, supporting patients to become experts in their own care and to remain in their own homes.

It is expected that you will have excellent communication skills, enjoy working with a variety of service users of different age groups, have good self management skills and an ability to prioritise your case load.

It is essential that you are a car driver with access to a vehicle for work as you will be expected to travel across the North East Essex area.

For more information please see our online brochure via this link

Main duties of the job

The key objectives for this post are to provide goal focused rehabilitation, supporting patients to become experts in their own care and to remain in their own homes by providing holistic assessments and interventions for this care group.

As a Senior Occupational Therapist you will have opportunity to undertake a leadership role in planning, co-coordinating, delivering and evaluating the rehabilitation provided and be responsible for the supervision of junior staff. You will be able to demonstrate the ability to build networks and relationships over a number of sites and different clinical teams.

You will embrace innovation and integrated working and will be committed to delivering excellence in care alongside other OTs, Physiotherapists, Technical Instructors and Assistant Practitioners.

About us

One of the largest Trust's in East Anglia, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) provide hospital and community health services to people living across a wide geographical area. We deliver care from two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, six community hospitals and in patients' own homes. You will be joining a team of almost 12,000 amazing colleagues providing care to approximately a million people.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (if applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services. We offer a range of flexible working opportunities.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which do not work or cause time delays for our staff and patients.

To support our employees to achieve their career aspirations you may be eligible to obtain a qualification via an apprenticeship. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a skills review to facilitate this. For full details please see the attached Apprenticeship Handbook.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you.

Find out about living and working with us - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkPu7HphU8A

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Registered Occupational Therapist with HCPC
  • Professional knowledge and skills acquired through a combination of formal training, short courses and experience to degree level of equivalent


  • Registered member of British Association of Occupational Therapists



  • Supervise the work of students, assistants and volunteers
  • Use Word, Powerpoint, email, excel and access (or similar spreadsheet or database packages)
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal
  • Car owner/driver/access to a motor vehicle (role will involve travel to other sites that cannot be easily accessed by public transport means)



  • Good theoretical and practical knowledge of a broad range of assessments relevant to the specialist care group and the relative benefits of each.
  • Good knowledge of a range of therapeutic interventions relevant to the care group including the relative benefits of each and the comparative outcomes.



  • Experience with the care group


  • Experience of working or volunteering in a related area

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

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust




CO15 4AB

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