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International Occupational Therapist

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
4 Oct 2023

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you Internationally Educated Occupational Therapist - Terapista Ocupacional, Ergotherapist, Ergotherapeut, Ergothrapeut, Rehabilitation Therapist, Ergotherapeytis, Ergoterapeut,Terapeuta Ocupacional,Tegevusterapeut, Ergotherapeute, Ergoterapeutas

Are you looking to relocate and join the a trust that has a proven track record in International Recruitment?

Have you passed English Language IELTS or NARIC and are in the process/or registered with HCPC?

We are looking to recruit a number of Occupational Therapists to work in our inpatient, and Mental Health/Psychiatric settings across Hampshire.

Hampshire is a stunning place to live that offers a blend of big city life, award winning beaches and access to National Parks.

We are offering an excellent relocation package, accommodation, flights, registration cost and more to help you with the beginning of your career journey!

We are looking for those who are internationally trained & registered Occupational Therapist in the process to obtain or currently holding HCPC registration. We are looking for those who can relocate in the forthcoming 4 months.

You will work alongside a welcoming and friendly multi-disciplinary team consisting of registered nurses, psychologists, therapists, nurse practitioners, medical teams, social workers and experienced support workers. We offer a full induction package and ongoing learning and development to successful candidates who want to progress their career in the NHS.

Main duties of the job

*To provide a high quality and effective Occupational Therapy service to Adults experiencing an acute episode of Mental Illness.

*To manage a defined case load of service users under principles of the Model of Human Occupation and following the OT process.

*To support with the development and facilitation of a recovery and skills based group programme to run consistently throughout the working week.

*To use evidence based/service user centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions in hospital, community settings and on home visits.

*To maintain clinical records accurately including the provision of functional reports, home visit reports and generated reports from standardised assessments to support ongoing care planning and potential funding needs through social care.

*To develop skills and knowledge through participation in relevant training and learning opportunities. This includes that of Mandatory Training and the opportunity to attend Occupational Therapy specific training courses.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*To undertake occupational therapy assessments for a designated caseload, addressing occupational performance and skill deficits, enabling the service user in areas of self-care, productivity and leisure. In turn, recommending support needs and referring on to the relevant agencies.

*To work with service users to identify Occupational Therapy goals as part of the overall care plan.

*To plan and implement individual and/or group interventions, in collaboration with the service user, using graded activity to achieve therapeutic goals.

*To monitor and evaluate treatment in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of the intervention.

*To carry out home visits in line with lone working policies and risk assessment and management plans. To complete home environment assessments and access visits (where appropriate) to ensure safety when returning to the home environment and a holistic approach.

*To show competence and awareness in risk assessment and management in line with Occupational Therapy principles. To have an awareness and understanding of positive risk taking.

*To plan and implement groups within the hospital's 'Intensive Support Programme' a series of psychoeducational groups that help service users make sense of their situation, in a way that gives them new ways to cope with stress, distress and their unique experience.

*To build knowledge of appropriate community resources and access these for service users where appropriate.

*To demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of mental illness and its impact on someone's functioning. To be able to clearly and effectively communicate this with the wider team utilising clinical reasoning and clinical judgement.

*To demonstrate the ability to clinically reason and promote all aspects of the Occupational Therapy process.

*To contribute to the Care Programme Approach and support service users families/carers and other agencies within this process.

*To comment on local service procedures/guidelines as part of the Occupational Therapy Team.

*To ensure that up to date written and electronic records and activity data are maintained in accordance with Professional and Trust standards.

*To comply with the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and national and Trust procedures.

*To respect the individuality, values, cultural and religious diversity of service users and contribute to the provision of a service sensitive to these needs.

*To review and reflect on own practice and performance through effective use of professional and operational supervision and appraisal. Utilising reflections for development and maintenance of a CPD portfolio.

Person Specification



  • BSc Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC registration



  • Knowledge of current best practice in Occupational Therapy, mental health and evidence of application
  • Basic knowledge of health legislation and current practice including CPA and risk assessment, risk management
  • Basic knowledge of the principles of clinical governance

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Antelope House

Brintons Terrace



SO14 0YG

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