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Occupational Therapist

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum Incl. of HCAs
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Full Time
CMHT Walworth is looking to recruit a dynamic, creative, and hard-working B6 Occupational Therapist to join the team for a secondment post Secondment period will be from now until August 30th 2024. working with CMHT Walworth on a full-time basis for that period.

CMHT Walworth is a multidisciplinary team working with clients based in the North areas of Southwark - living with a range of Serious Mental Illness and Mood and Personality Disorders. The team works collectively to support clients with their recovery goals.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be enthusiastic about this client group and committed to working with both a recovery and rehabilitation approach. They will have the opportunity to work with service users in a variety of community-based settings. It is an opportunity to develop assessment and intervention skills, to work closely with the care coordinators in the team, and to develop shared care plans that address any occupational needs. There is also scope to develop the OT groups currently on offer for community clients, and to enrich and adapt these whenever the opportunity arises.

About us

South London and Maudsley NHS Trust has been transforming their services. In Southwark this has meant the re design of mental health teams to be more accessible and responsive and incorporate a wider range of interventions. We are committed to developing and learning through the experiences of our service users and their families. We have an opportunity through the Patient and Carer race Equality Framework, as well as our Aiming High, Changing Lives strategy to build a culture of trust together and be a partner in Prevention, and are seeking to create opportunities to work together with our stakeholders more effectively.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Person Specification



  • Registered Occupational Therapist or equivalent relevant qualification
  • Post registration experience as an OT at Band 5 level in mental health or Learning disabilities (2)


  • Membership of OT professional body and / or special interest group



  • Post registration experience as an OT
  • Working in groups / Extensive clinical experience including individual and group wor
  • Working with mental health service users (pre or post qualification)
  • Advising and supporting junior staff / Experience of supervising junior staff and student
  • Experience of audit, research and clinical governance procedures and their application in practice


  • Practice Placement Educators course
  • Experience of working in an inner-city, multi-cultural environment
  • Experience of working with people with challenging behaviours

Knowledge and skills


  • Broad / high level understanding of Mental Health disorders and treatment models
  • Sound / detailed knowledge of legislation relevant to Mental Health
  • Applied / working knowledge of the principles of CPA (Care Programme Approach)
  • Applied / extensive knowledge of the principles of risk management and risk assessment

Employer details

Employer name

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust


Chaucer Resource Centre

13 Ann Moss Way


SE16 2TH

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