Band 5-6 Development Post - Occupational Therapist

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Bognor Regis
£28,407 to £42,618 a year PA / pro rata for part time
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Occupational Therapist who is looking to develop their experience in community mental health settings whilst continuing to utilise their core occupational therapy skills.

The Enhanced Community Rehabilitation service is part of an exciting movement in the transformation of mental health services for people who experience psychosis. You will support service users to identify up to 3 rehabilitation goals and develop treatment plans over a period of 16 weeks.

You will also have the opportunity to design, plan and implement a range of Occupational Therapy groups that will be available to service users on both our short and long-term pathways.

To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID

The service will operate over 7-days, with weekend cover being arranged via a rota system. Whilst advertising for full time positions, we also welcome applications from those seeking part time hours and are open to discussing flexible working requirements to ensure we best support both the recruitment and future retention of our staff.

Please see attached documents for further details.

Main duties of the job

The Enhanced Community Rehabilitation Service is a new, exciting and innovative service in coastal West Sussex. You will be the lead worker for individuals referred to our short-term pathway (where Lead Practitioner responsibility will remain with the referring service). You will undertake assessment to identify up to 3 rehabilitation goals and work within a recovery focused model of care.

You will work in partnership with a comprehensive multi-disciplinary team including: Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Dual Diagnosis and Family Intervention Practitioners, Housing and Employment Specialists and our voluntary, community and social enterprise partners all of whom will support you to work towards achieving the agreed recovery goals.

The service recognises the contributions Occupational Therapists bring for people that experience psychosis and each hub will include a senior Occupational Therapist, band 5 Occupational Therapist, OT Technician and Peer Support Worker.

Effective communication skills, a good clinical knowledge base and a commitment to caring for patients in the community must be demonstrated. You must be enthusiastic, self-motivated, flexible and able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.

About us

Over the next five years, community mental health services are going to be undergoing a real transformation and you could be part of these exciting developments. Our community mental health teams will become part of a much more integrated network of services and our mental health clinicians will be central in driving the changes in close partnership with our primary and third sector colleagues.

This post will provide the right candidate with the opportunity to develop their career. This is a supportive team where you will be offered mentorship and supervision from senior colleagues and management support. The Enhanced Community Rehabilitation Service will actively support continuing professional development and the implementation of the AHP strategy.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Our vision is to provide outstanding care and treatment the people that we employ are at the heart of making this vision a reality. If you've got the passion, the belief, the drive and the talent to help us achieve our vision then we would like to hear from you.

We prioritise staff welfare, providing regular professional supervision, reflective practice, and any other support our clinicians need to ensure their wellbeing.

Person Specification



  • Registered OT with current registration
  • Evidence of continuous professional development



  • Significant post qualifying experience in the relevant care group
  • Experience of working alongside people with complex health problems in the designated care group
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of providing a range of clinical interventions to people in the designated care group with a variety of health problems
  • Experience of working consultatively with professionals
  • Experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments
  • Experience of partnership working within and across various statutory and non statutory teams and agencies
  • Experience of working within the CPA process
  • Understanding of clinical governance
  • Previous experience of working in the community

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Bedale Centre

Bognor Regis

PO21 2SF

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