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Senior Occupational Therapist

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an opportunity for an Occupational Therapist wishing to further develop their career within the community mental health setting. If required, consideration will be given to a therapist within a current band 5 role as a transitional Band 5 to Band 6 development opportunity should level of experience require some specific goals prior to reaching the skills required for a band 6 role.

Main duties of the job

Within this role the Occupational Therapist will work within the wider MDT predominantly delivering caseload management, assessment and treatment intervention within the Braintree locality mental health team. The post holder will be part of the Occupational Therapy service that delivers services acrossMid Essex, therefore receiving professional supervision, support and guidance from within the service.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for additional information.

The successful applicant will be the Occupational Therapy representative within the Braintree locality mental health team, identifying service users that have occupational needs, assessment and delivery of individual and group treatment intervention. There is the opportunity to develop both clinical and leadership training.

Within the role the post holder will provide supervision for unregistered staff and facilitate student education placements.

Person Specification



  • Degree or Diploma



  • Working with those with Mental Health Problems



  • Delivery of a variety of therapeutic interventions

Employer details

Employer name

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


The Gables

Bocking End



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