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Band 5 Occupational Therapist - MH & Wellness Team

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum plus HCAS pro rata
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
This post is eligible for the Trust 'Welcome to NELFT' Payment, a lump sum of 10% of agreed basic salary (pro rata if part time and exclusive of HCAS payments) (subject to a minimum of �4,000 and maximum of �10,000) and is open to all new applicants who are successfully appointed. Payment of the incentive is 50% of the lump sum at the end of the probationary period (typically six months) and then 50% at the end of year two. This welcome package is applicable to external candidates only.

Calling all Mental Health Occupational Therapists

Band 5 Community Occupational Therapist within the Redbridge Mental Health and Wellness Team (MHWT) - West.

NELFT has recently launched the mental health transformation programme. In February 2023 Redbridge completed the final stage of mental health transformation to become 3 Mental Health and Wellness Teams. Our integrated teams provide assessment, brief intervention, and recovery services to clients in Redbridge.

The team consists of Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Social Workers, Psychiatrists, IPS worker,Peer support workers,STR workers, and Psychologists.

In line with our aim to promote recovery, the successful Occupational Therapist will receive protected OT specific work with half the caseload consisting of dedicated OT specific work and half caseload as an OT care coordinator or keyworker.

Occupational Therapy has a key role to play within the team, taking the lead on promoting a recovery focused culture and maintaining a strong network with other statutory and non-statutory services to enable improved social inclusion outcomes for service users.

We are a supportive team, and the post holder would have support from the Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist, Team manager, Redbridge Lead Occupational Therapist.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will join a team of Occupational Therapists to provide specialist functional assessments. This will include assessments of daily living skills using the Model of Human Occupational assessment tools to ascertain level of functional ability, related risk factors, level of support, and accommodation needs in order to implement community care plans, provide adaptive equipment and maintain a high standard of service user care.

Undertake comprehensive assessment of health and social needs together with the service users implement a plan of care and intervention to meet these needs, ensuring regular reviews are in place for evaluation of the care plan.

To ensure carers and family are included and supported and in care planning.

To adhere to the requirements of the Safeguarding Adults policy.

The post holder will have the opportunity to jointly lead and support in the facilitation and delivery of group programmes alongside other OT staff, Support Time Recovery Workers, and Peer Support Workers.

The successful post holder would also have the opportunity to collaboratively work with the IPS employment workers to support service users with their employment goals.

About us

COVID-19 VaccinationWe continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.Probationary PeriodThis post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).Starting with NELFTNELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.High Cost Area Supplement - LondonThis post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �4,313 and a maximum payment of �5,436 per annum pro rata).

Job description

Job responsibilities


Redbridge council is situated in the eastern edge of London and provides services to over 300,000 residents.

Commitment to staff health and wellbeing

NELFT are an organisation who are committed to staff health and well-being. We have a WELLNEL hub, occupational health services and employee assistant programmes that all staff can access.

Equality and diversity

NELFT is a place where we want all staff to feel safe, protected and listened to by developing an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategy that demonstrates our support and commitment.

The main responsibilities of the post:

Come and join Redbridge MHWT-West if you want to:
  • Accept a role with protected OT work.
  • Undertake comprehensive OT assessments and intervention.
  • Promote recovery, social inclusion, relapse prevention, holistic health, and wellbeing.
  • Facilitate and provide group interventions.
  • Want to make personalised care a reality.
  • Promote and actively enable co-production in service delivery.
  • Work as part of an integrated team ensuring regular evaluation of individual care and recovery plans.
  • Undertake generic mental health assessments.
  • Further develop your leadership skills.

Please refer to attached Job Description and Person Specification

Person Specification



  • OT Degree or Equivalent
  • Eligible for HCPC Registration


  • Evidence of post-registration Training /qualification and continued CPD

Personal qualities


  • Demonstrate NELFT Values
  • Passion for working as an Occupational Therapist in mental health settings
  • Ability to work flexibly and adaptively


  • Commitment to ongoing professional development



  • Completed NHS placements
  • Working with clients and families
  • Supervision
  • OT process


  • Experience of CPA Care Co-ordinator or keyworking
  • Experience of MOHO
  • Experience of group therapy



  • Awareness of government legislation and policy guidance pertaining to Mental Health e.g. Mental health act, care act, mental capacity
  • OT assessments and interventions in mental health


  • Understanding of safeguarding



  • Effective communication skills with clients, carers and staff
  • Computer literate
  • Work as part of MDT

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


Mellmead House

4 Orchard Close


E11 2DH

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