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Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 a year Incl Fringe HCAS, pa, pro rata
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Specialist Occupational Therapist

We are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic, and motivated Specialist Occupational Therapist to join the Intensive Support Service.

The Intensive Support Service is a forward-thinking team, created in response to the Transforming Care agenda. We support people with learning disabilities and complex needs, within the community and inpatient settings.

You will be part of an Occupational Therapy team who are committed to leading and developing innovative ways of ensuring the occupational needs of people who use our services are a key component of high-quality service delivery.

We use the Model of Human Occupation to guide all our Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions. We are committed to an extensive, coordinated CPD programme including supervision, care group and trust wide training, core competence training, and annual conferences.

We will consider a candidate who is looking at a developmental role from a Band 6 to a Band 7.

For further details please contact Selven Daniel, Senior Clinical Lead for Deacon / Intensive Support Service 01372 216313

Main duties of the job

To provide compassionate and effective leadership to the occupational therapists and assistants within the ISS and Deacon

To contribute to the overall leadership of the service.

To provide high quality and evidence based occupational therapy assessment and interventions and consultation to people with complex needs who access services and their carers/supporters/family members, generic and specialised in line with the occupational therapy and service pathways

To communicate effectively with a range of clinicians, managers, directors, associate directors, people who access services, carers/supporter/family members, stakeholders and agencies.

To provide supervision and mentoring to occupational therapists within the occupational therapy service.

To ensure the delivery occupational therapy student placements.

To actively contribute to the continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities within the wider occupational therapy service.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Working from home contracts do not attract high cost area payments.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Job responsibilities

To plan and deliver a highly specialist occupational therapy service (in leadership or advanced therapy role) and to oversee its clinical

To be responsible for the professional leadership and continued development of a team I service area.

To work with the other professional PBS Leads to lead the development of PBS practice in the learning disabilities division.

To work with the other professional PBS Leads to contribute to the development of PBS practice across Surrey.

To lead in the supervision and Individual Performance Review/Appraisal of all occupational therapy staff.

To ensure that the healthcare needs of people with learning disabilities are communicated to service commissioners and To positively contribute to divisional developments in relation to occupational therapy practice. To advocate and represent the service.

To be responsible for the development and implementation of appropriate policies, protocols and care

Contribute to appropriate staff recruitment and contribute to the wider strategic plans regarding occupational therapy

To ensure that the needs of people with protected characteristics are addressed within local services and future

Person Specification



  • Occupational Therapy profession qualification


  • Leadership Qualification



  • Extensive and relevant post qualification clinical experience with people with learning disabilities


  • Additional academic clinical qualification relevant to area of work

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


18 Mole Business Park

Randalls Road


KT22 7AD

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