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Community Occupational Therapist - mutiple vacancies

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 (Incl. 5% Fringe HCAS) per annum, pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An excellent opportunity has arisen to come and be part of our dynamic Occupational Therapy Service within Community Mental Health Recovery Service based in the Runnymede and Spelthorne area. We have two full-time roles available.

As a service we have developed innovative ways of delivering occupational therapy in the Runnymede and Spelthorne Community Mental Health Recovery Service to support people in their individual recovery journey including a variety of occupationally focused programmes. The post constitutes a 50% delivery of Occupational Therapy interventions and a 50% of care coordination/lead professional for people with occupational needs.

The post will include delivering both individual and group occupational therapy interventions within a clear care pathway, these interventions include:
  • Occupation Matters Programme - a 20 weeks group which utilises Lifestyle Redesign principles.
  • Recovery through Occupation - 6 weeks group which uses the Re-Motivation process to improve an individual's motivation and social skills
  • New Horizons - our occupational therapy led discharge group.
  • Individual occupational therapy
  • Comprehensive occupational therapy assessments

The candidate must have a full and valid driving license and access to a vehicle for work purposes due to the community element of this role.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide high quality and evidence based occupational therapy assessment and interventions, both group and individual, to people who access services and their carers/supporters/family members, in line with the occupational therapy pathways.
  • To communicate effectively with people who access services, carers, the multi-disciplinary team and when appropriate outside agencies.
  • To contribute to the generic functioning of the team.
  • To provide supervision and mentoring to more junior occupational therapists, occupational therapy apprenticeships, support workers and activities coordinators (as appropriate)
  • To provide occupational therapy student placements.
  • To contribute to service development and audits.
  • To take on the role of lead professional as appropriate.

  • In addition to your Occupational Therapy role, you will also be expected to:
    • To contribute to the rapid response function within the service, with support and supervision from another clinician.
    • To complete New Patient Assessments for people referred to the service with supervision support from another clinician.
    • To practice within the Positive Risk-Taking Framework.
    • To be the lead professional when delivering generic work, such as risk management, referring to specialist services, stabilisation, low intensity interventions, to people who access services.

    About us

    Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

    We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

    Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

    Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

    For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

    Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

    Eligibility to high cost area supplement is conditional upon candidates residence and will be discussed on offer.

    We look forward to receiving your application!

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Please check job description and person specification document for more information on the requirement for this job.

    Person Specification



    • HCPC Registration
    • Occupational Therapy degree or equivalent


    • Knowledge and interest within Adult Mental Health Sector



    • Experience in Adult Mental Health
    • Experience in Community Services


    • Experience with having students/apprentices

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


    Runnymede and Spelthorne Community Mental Health Recovery Service

    Unither House, Curfew Bell Road


    KT16 9FG

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