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Community Occupational Therapist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
7 Mar 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you passionate about working with adults with mental health issues?

Then we want to hear from you!

We are looking for an OT or job share to fill a full-time equivalent post at a Local Mental Health Team covering the Mansfield area of Nottingham. Our core business hours are 09:00-17:00 but some flexibility can be offered.

This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of �2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust and have not been an employee of the Trust in the previous 3 years. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking a proactive, compassionate, caring and recovery focused Occupational Therapist with excellent communication skills to join our existing dynamic multidisciplinary Local Mental Health Team.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

The post-holder will conduct specific assessments, formulation and interventions, working collaboratively with patients, their carers/families and partnership organisations to develop creative, goal oriented, time limited occupational therapy plans.

In return, we offer you a supporting network of colleagues, opportunities for your own development, access to high quality supervision, and an employer who is supportive of your own physical and mental wellbeing.

Person Specification



  • BSc or MSc Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC registered
  • Specialist knowledge/post registration and experience of working in a mental health setting


  • OT Practice Field work educator

Physical requirements


  • Ability to perform a range of duties
  • Able to undertake training in the management of violence reduction



  • Experience of working in mental health


  • Experience of working in community mental health
  • Experience of supervising and leading staff



  • Assessment/OT processing
  • Effective risk management
  • Driving Licence & access to a vehicle
  • Excellent communication skills OT skills in relation to longer term and acute mental health
  • Skilled in motivating others
  • Skilled in use and provision of clinical supervision
  • Able to lead and support.
  • Team working
  • Time management and flexible, ability to work across multiple areas.
  • Manage a caseload of patients with complex/multiple needs.
  • Client centered/ non- judgmental.
  • Able to work independently, knows own limits.
  • Creative and willing to learn and try new things.
  • Shows respect, recognising peoples' differences.
  • Quality and audit skills


  • Experience of supervising and leading staff

Values and Behaviours


  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role. The Trust's expectations are highlighted within our EDI Policy, and associated EDI and Human Rights legislation

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Mansfield Local M/H Team

3 Heather Close


NG18 5QL

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