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Occupational Therapist

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year £1400 additional payment per year for forensic Lead
Closing date
10 Dec 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within Specialist Services to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Occupational Therapist into the Hampshire & IOW Multiagency Personality Service (HMAPS). We are a specialised community service jointly commissioned between NHS England (NHSE) and Her Majestys Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS). The service comprises of the Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Pathway and Intensive Interventions and Risk Management (IIRMS) service lines.

This is a psychologically led and informed specialised service. We are a multidisciplinary team providing psychological formulation, consultation, and training to the National Probation Service within Hampshire, to support the probation staff with formulation based psychological ways of working with people under probation supervision who have personality difficulties linked to their offending behaviour. We also provide consultation to NHS teams working with individuals likely to have personality disorder / identified personality difficulties and are at high risk of harm to others/offending in a range of NHS community settings.

Under the IIRMS service, psychological case management, psychoeducational interventions and outreach is provided to a caseload of high risk offenders in a range of NHS and non NHS settings (e.g., probation offices, Approved Premises, and community hub spaces) across Hampshire.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will work as part of the HMAPS team providing OT expertise to the multidisciplinary team and direct therapeutic input to our service users. The post holder will be responsible for continuing to develop the service in line with the OPD service specifications for high risk service user offenders with personality difficulties. The service is based in Ravenswood House, Fareham, but the work is delivered in a range of NHS and non NHS (e.g., Probation offices) premises across Hampshire. There will likely be opportunity for home working via virtual means as part of the working week. A significant part of the role will be to devise and deliver OT based interventions (group and individual) in these community settings. There is a strong commitment to professional development and an understanding that regular clinical supervision and reflective practice is central to the role.

The attached Job Description will set out specific duties and person requirements. If you are an enthusiastic, dynamic, and organised individual, who can work as part of a team but also autonomously and possess excellent clinical and service development skills, we would like to hear from you. You will need to be creative, flexible, and forward thinking, be able to prioritise workloads in order to meet deadlines.

If you would like to have an informal discussion regarding this post please contact: Dr Helen Stanley, Consultant Lead for OPD Services ( ).

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Post graduate training relevant to mental health
  • An up to date CPD portfolio
  • Current UK driving licence and use of a car


  • Leadership/management training
  • Sensory Integration training to level 1



  • Documented evidence of continuing professional development
  • Supervision of staff and/or students
  • In depth experience of working in a mental health setting


  • Leadership and first line management experience

Additional Criteria


  • Specialist knowledge and application of occupational therapy assessments and interventions relevant to client group
  • Knowledge of occupational therapy models of practice
  • Extensive clinical experience including individual and group work
  • Understanding of Occupational Therapy outcome measures


  • Presentation and training skills
  • Familiar with the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO)
  • Familiar with Model of Creative Ability (MoCA)
  • Membership of Professional Body

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Ravenswood House

Mayles Lane, Knowle



PO17 5NA

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