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Occupational Therapist

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 a year p.a. inc.
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will be a highly skilled and motivated Occupational Therapist, and be part of the newly developed wellbeing mental health hub in Bromley. You will provide assessments and a range of brief interventions, to help address a range of biopsychosocial needs of people accessing the hub. You will make best use of third sector and other community opportunities to promote service users' well-being and maintenance of mental health.

You will be expected to work effectively as a member of the multi disciplinary team (MDT) while also operating with some autonomy. You will have access to a range of professional support and clinical supervision structures already embedded within Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust. You will also be expected to participate in the development, delivery and evaluation of both the primary care mental health and MDT interventions.

Main duties of the job

The Bromley Hub is part of the new transformation of mental health services in the London Borough of Bromley under the NHS Long Term Plan. The service brings together the expertise of local primary, secondary and voluntary sector mental health care providers with the aim of providing flexible, holistic and integrated services for adults with mental health problems.

We are looking for an experienced Occupational Therapist to complement the team within the Hub. The service will aim to provide proactive, strength-based care for service users experiencing mental health problems. You will develop personalised care and treatment plans in collaboration with service users, based on a holistic assessment integrating the bio-psycho-social needs of the individual. The interventions will focus on addressing the social determinants of mental health, building on the person's own resources, their support network, and the wider community.

Candidates should have experience of working within mental health services, delivering prevention, recovery and self-management interventions. Occupational Therapist will manage a diverse caseload and work in a busy work environment. An ability to work independently but collaboratively, demonstrating innovative and creative approaches to care while also being an effective communicator is essential for this role.You will also be expected to participate in the development, delivery and evaluation of both the primary care mental health and MDT interventions.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South East London and Kent and to people in prison. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,000 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, children's centres, schools and people's homes. We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations across the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent and manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital in Woolwich as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are one of the largest providers of prison health services providing healthcare to prisoners across Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Please note that Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust operate a probationary period. Further details are available on request.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide specialist assessments of service users with mental health problems with the primary care setting, ensuring proactive management of service users needs.
  • To support and deliver a range of biopsychosocial therapeutic interventions to service users in primary care, who do not meet the criteria for secondary mental health services.
  • To provide specialist occupational therapy consultation and advice to other team members on the suitability of assessments and interventions, where appropriate.
  • To provide effective signposting to appropriate third sector and community-based services for ongoing support.
  • To provide high quality clinical expertise and clinical reasoning in relation to referrals that may require onward referrals for secondary mental health care
  • Contribute to and carry out risk assessment and risk management plans
  • To contribute to the continued development, review and transformation of the primary care mental health hub.

Person Specification



  • Extensive clinical experience including individual and group work reflecting social inclusion



  • At least 2 years' experience of working in a Mental Health/ Social Care setting or equivalent qualification



  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


Beckenham Beacon

379 Croydon Road



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