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Senior Occupational Therapist

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum/pro rata
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Community Occupational Therapist in our South Community Therapy Team (Adur, Arun and Worthing) to come and work in the service delivering the aim above via holistic, personalised, therapeutic care. You will work as part of well-established wider Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDTs) across our local communities, where you will provide support across both proactive community rehabilitation and urgent care pathways. Our teams work flexibly to provide a seven-day service, 365 days a year, between 8am and 8pm.

We will support you to make full use of your skills at whatever stage of your career to:
  • Provide specialist, holistic assessments, and reviews to improve or maintain quality of life.
  • Support individuals to take increased ownership and control over their health through rehabilitation interventions, personalised care planning and goal setting.
  • Provide an urgent response to minimise crisis situations and the need for emergency interventions or hospital admissions.
  • Improve access to existing services through a coordinated MDT approach.

Our Trust and leadership teams are committed to supporting your work/life balance via flexible working and tailored support to help you advance your clinical practice and leadership skills in style that suits you, your health and wellbeing and your future career aspirations. This is an opportunity to bring your skills and develop them in a flexible, supportive, and positive community service.

Main duties of the job

In this role, you will use your skills to undertake assessments and plan treatment and interventions for patients with a variety of conditions, identifying ongoing needs and making appropriate onward referrals to our partners.

You will contribute to the co-ordination of the multidisciplinary team through the allocation of visits. You will also support the clinical and operational leads in the supervision and development of colleagues and will be supported to develop your clinical and non-clinical capabilities across the four pillars of practice.

You will need to able to drive with a full UK licence due to the geographic area covered by the team.

About us

Why work for us?
  • Positive 2021 NHS Staff Survey results with compassionate culture and leadership, and support for staff wellbeing, scoring highly
  • Rated 'Good' with 'Outstanding' features by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
  • Located in stunning Sussex, with easy access to the South Downs and the coast
  • A great variety of working environments, in the community, in patients' homes and in our community hospitals
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Real Living Wage Employer, with great rates of pay
  • Supportive flexible working patterns such as part time, flexi time, annualised hours etc.
  • Supportive team environments
  • Cost-effective and convenient workplace nurseries in Crawley, Hove and Brighton
  • Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Accredited Level 3 Disability Confident Leader, committed to creating inclusive workplaces
  • Access to a wide range of benefits and discounts for NHS staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information is available in the attached job description and person specification.

If you would like to discuss this role or find out more, you can contact our Team Lead, Melanie Henson,

Person Specification



  • Professional qualification in in Occupational Therapy
  • Current registration with the Health Professions Council as an Occupational Therapist
  • Evidence of ongoing education


  • Fieldwork supervisors or mentorship course



  • Minimum of 2 years postgraduate experience as an Occupational Therapist
  • Experience of working in a range of clinical specialties
  • Prescription of daily living equipment


  • Experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary team in hospital and community settings
  • Supervision of other staff

Skills and Knowledge


  • Broad range of occupational therapy skills gained through post-registration experience
  • Ability to manage complex situations
  • Ability to use initiative
  • Good communicator
  • Good time management


  • Ability to delegate clinical work
  • Use of electronic records

Other Requirements


  • Valid driving licence

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust


Southfield House - Worthing

3rd Floor, Southfield House, 11 Liverpool Gardens


BN11 1RY

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