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Occupational Therapist - Eating Disorders

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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We are looking for an Occupational Therapist with mental health experience to come and join a motivated, caring and innovative team working with young people with eating disorders.

As a key member of the multi disciplinary team you will work with colleagues to deliver an evidence based intervention to young people and their families. In addition to this as an OT in the team you will have the opportunity to provide OT specific interventions in a 1-1 and group format.

The successful candidate should have a passion for working with young people and their families. Have a creative energy and desire and motivation to deliver quality care.

Robust mental health experience, assessment and risk assessment skills are an essential component of this role. Experience in working with young people and eating disorders is desirable but not essential as training will be provided.

Although based in our North Hub in Basingstoke, you will be part of a wider multi disciplinary team. The post holder will work closely with our OT team to continue to develop the EDT OT pathway .

We welcome visits from interested candidates - come and find out more about the team and the role!

Main duties of the job

To provide OT specific interventions to young people on a 1-1 and group basis.

To provide care coordination to a small number of cases utilising a family based intervention.

To provide multi disciplinary specialist assessments

To work with OT and wider colleagues to develop the services group based programmes.

To offer OT specific consultation to the wider team.

To offer a OT perspective to the MDT when considering young peoples care needs.

About us

Hampshire CAMHS values the contribution Occupational Therapist offer the service and the young people and families we serve.

Hampshire CAMHS has a robust allied health professionals supervision structure and is committed to supporting staffs development and training.

Hampshire CAMHS is provided by Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust, who actively supports the Hampshire CAMHS culture ofinnovative practice and a passion for improving the service we offer. Sussex partnership offers staff a variety of benefits as well as supporting staff wellbeing.

Working in Hampshire: With a blend of beautiful rural New Forest settings and bustling city locations, Hampshire is known to be a very desirable place to live. The ancient Cathedral City of Winchester and the seaside cities of Portsmouth and Southampton provide attractions and amenities to suit everyone's taste. With easy access to Gatwick, Heathrow and excellent railway links, there is plenty of opportunity for adventure.

We'd love you to join our organisation that is rated 'good' overall and 'outstanding' for caring by the Care Quality Commission. Our staff agree, with 82% of people in our recent staff survey telling us that they recognise that care for patients is our top priority.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide occupational therapy interventions for referred clients using evidence based, client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions.

To promote and develop the role of Occupational Therapy within the clinical area.

To act as a care coordinator if appropriate.

Tomanage a caseload of clients.

To provide specialist clinical advice and input for clients with complex problems and needs.

To ensure occupational therapy contribution to the provision of quality clinical care and performance standards.

To participate in the planning, development and evaluation of occupational therapy and local multi-professional services.

Person Specification



  • Degree/Diploma in occupational therapy
  • Evidence of post graduate level study/training
  • Registration with the HPC as an occupational therapist
  • Practice Education training
  • Training in the use of standardised occupational therapy assessment tools



  • Experience as a qualified occupational therapist in mental health
  • Broad experience of working with clients with a range of mental health problems
  • Experience of both group and individual work
  • Experience of multidisciplinary working
  • Experience of supervising staff and students
  • Experience as a Care Coordinator
  • Experience in a clinical area related to the post
  • Leadership experience
  • Experience in applying a range of assessment tools and a comprehensive knowledge of occupational therapy clinical approaches used in mental health

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

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Bramblys Basingstoke

Bramblys Drive


RG21 8UN

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