Occupational Therapist

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
9 Oct 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Elmleigh is our acute adult mental health inpatient unit in Havant, where our multidisciplinary team offer recovery focussed care to adults with a range of mental health disorders. Elmleigh has 34 inpatient beds across two 17 bed wards.

We are seeking an enthusiastic experienced Occupational Therapist to come and join the team at Elmleigh.

You will be part of the OT team supporting the team to offer responsive, evidence based and recovery focused care to the patients on the ward. You will have the opportunity to provide leadership for occupational therapy staff and contribute to the planning, development and evaluation of the occupational therapy service, working under the direction of the Occupational Therapy Team Manager.

We encourage and invest in individuals to develop along areas that they are passionate about and have a special interest in. As such, we support with a diverse range of training opportunities, releasing staff to attend courses and conferences that support their appraisal objectives and develop the service.

The Elmleigh MDT team consists of a range of professionals, this includes, practice development nurse, mental health nurses, dual trained nurses, occupational therapists, medics, psychologists, activity co-ordinators, peer support workers, pharmacist and administrators. The MDT works together as a multidisciplinary team to ensure high quality care is delivered to our service users.

Main duties of the job

To hold a caseload of clients with complex needs, using evidence based/client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions.

To provide leadership for occupational therapy staff, through regular supervision and appraisal.

To contribute to the planning, development and evaluation of the occupational therapy service, holding responsibility for defined service projects, working under the direction of the Occupational Therapy Team Manager.

To regularly supervise occupational therapy students on practice placement and take part in yearly practice educator updates.

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

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/degree in OT
  • HCPC registration
  • Post graduation training relevant to mental health
  • An up-to-date CPD portfolio


  • Leadership/management training



  • Supervision of staff and/or students
  • Experience of working in a mental health environment for a minimum of two years
  • Documented evidence of continuing professional development


  • Experience of working in an acute mental health environment
  • Experience of range of mental health settings
  • Leadership and first line management experience

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust



61a New Lane




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