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Senior Occupational Therapist

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 per annum (inclusive of high cost area supplement)
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Inpatient Learning Disability Services are part of the Forensic & Specialist Directorate and specialises in the assessment and intervention of people who have a learning disability/mental illness, and/or who are autistic and have committed offences requiring inpatient care.

The service provides 33 inpatient beds across 2 units on the same site.

The successful applicant will work as part of the Occupational Therapy and Multidisciplinary team.

This post would suit an experienced clinician looking for a new challenge. You would work closely with the senior practitioner to continually develop the programme of interventions, using evidence-based practice. You would also hold a clinical caseload of complex clients, as well as promoting the profession through clinical governance.

The post holder would need experience of at least 2 years as an Occupational Therapist, ideally with experience with learning disabilities, autism, mental health or in a forensic setting, and would need to be enthusiastic, motivated and prepared to work under supervision as well as work autonomously.

Main duties of the job

  • To ensure assessment of service users and analyse and interpret information gained to form an accurate formulation of function, strengths, capabilities and occupational needs.
  • To work collaboratively with service users, staff, and carers to identify goals to determine and deliver an appropriate intervention/recovery plan which maximises occupational engagement and performance whilst balancing risk, and promoting choice and independence.
  • To monitor, evaluate and modify therapeutic interventions in order to measure progress and increase efficacy for the best possible service user outcomes and experience.
  • To act as an experienced clinician supporting best practice in line with NICE guidance and professional standards
  • To demonstrate clinical leadership skills through the management of dedicated projects and approved quality improvement initiatives
  • To provide supervision to junior staff and students.

About us

Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.

We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details and main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification



  • Needs to have a recognised BSc Hons in Occupational Therapy


  • 2 years Occupational Therapy experience



  • Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Trained as a Practice Educator with experience of managing learners in the work place.
  • Experience of supervising and appraising junior staff
  • Manage a defined caseload of service users with occupational needs using evidence based, service user centred, health promotion and relapse prevention orientated principles and practice.


  • Registered member of the relevant professional body and / or special interest group
  • Experience of being involved in service developments or audits

Employer details

Employer name

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust


Tarentfort Centre and Brookfield Centre, Dartford

Bow Arrow Lane



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