Senior Occupational Therapist

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 PER ANNUM
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Occupational Therapist, Band 6 Permanent - Full Time - 37.5 hours per week

Bromley Crisis Therapy Group (CTG) is an integrated service with Bromley Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team (BCRHTT) and has a dedicated multi-disciplinary team. It provides a programme of therapeutic group work focusing on coping strategies for mental health crisis. They offer the Service User Network (SUN) groups which forms part of the personality disorder pathway, provides crisis support, for individuals living in the London Borough of Bromley. The Service is provided, Monday to Friday.

Main duties of the job

To work with clients to identify OT goals as part of the overall care plan, using specialist mental health and OT assessment tools and treatment techniques.

To manage a caseload of clients with complex mental health needs, taking on the role of care co-ordinator and/or vocational lead where relevant.

To plan and implement client centred individual and/or group interventions, using graded activity to achieve therapeutic goals.

To monitor, evaluate and modify treatment in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of intervention.

To apply a high level of understanding of the effect of disability and provide training and advice on life skills to maximise functional ability.

To assess the occupational needs of a defined client group and establish and evaluate appropriate treatment programmes.

To identify appropriate and inappropriate referrals and prioritise workload.

To contribute to and carry out risk assessment and risk management plans.

To work within the clinical competency framework.

To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and attend all relevant clinical reviews/meetings.

To train as a SUN facilitator and be part of SUN facilitation groups rota.

To work as part of the multi-disciplinary team and attend all relevant clinical reviews and meetings.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. 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 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes. We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, 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

Job description

Job responsibilities

To manage a clinical caseload of clients with complex needs To work as part of a clinical multi-disciplinary team. To work independently as a senior / lone practitioner within the multi-disciplinary team To be an OT specialist and have an in-depth knowledge of OT interventions for the client group. To provide leadership for junior staff To regularly supervise OT students on practice placement To participate in the planning, development and evaluation of OT and multi-disciplinary services within a designated area/team and hold responsibility for defined projects. To contribute to the maintenance and development of the Trust OT service To facilitate and lead in group work and the development of groups within the service.

To manage a caseload of clients with complex needs and provide specialist OT interventions.

Using evidence based/client centred principles assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions in groups and individually.

Contribute to and carry out risk assessment and risk management plans.

As a senior and experienced OT in the clinical area provide specialist OT advice and input to the multi-disciplinary team.

To work independently without supervision.

To be responsible for supervision and appraisal of junior staff.

Person Specification



  • oDiploma/degree in OT
  • o2 years post registration experience as an OT including at least 1 year in mental health
  • oEffective written verbal and non-verbal communication skills.


  • oAbility to build effective working relationships.
  • oComputer literacy.
  • oUnderstanding of OT outcome measures
  • oAwareness and acceptance of cultural diversity.

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


Green Parks House

Farnborough Common



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