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Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist Primary Care Mental Health

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum
Closing date
4 May 2024
Here is an opportunity for a Senior Occupational Therapist to extend and develop their skills in leading and managing a small clinical team of Occupational Therapists delivering interventions to those managing their mental health within the Primary Care provision.

This is a fixed term period role covering maternity leave (secondment can be considered subject to appropriate levels of agreement) based within South East Essex. The role requires the practitioner to undertake both direct clinical interventions and management responsibilities within the service.

Main duties of the job

The postholder will work integratively with the wider community sector to enable a provision of wrap around support to both those stepping down from secondary mental health services and those within primary care provision, co-ordinating brief focussed interventions within the team in liaison with other primary care providers.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description

The post-holder will maintain an overview of the service delivery, triaging referrals, undertaking assessments and delivering time limited brief interventions to adults with mental health needs managed within primary care provision.

The post holder will manage and lead the clinical team, providing supervision and guidance to team members and guidance to the wider MDT.

Person Specification



  • Degree or Diploma in OT
  • HCPC Registration


  • Additional post grad formal training

Skills and Knowledge


  • Relevant mental health experience and knowledge
  • Range of therapeutic interventions


  • Primary care working



  • Supervisory experience


  • Leadership training

Employer details

Employer name

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Home Working and REACH Recovery College

TrustLinks House, College Gardens



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