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Senior Occupational Therapist

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

What if you could work with an amazing team like ours? Would you find it rewarding to work with and support people with severe and enduring mental illness work towards their recovery? It takes a special sort of person to work in a Community Mental Health Team. Is that person you?

We are currently looking for a highly motivated, experienced and innovative Occupational Therapist to join our team. Due to service redesign within community mental health services, there is an opportunity for an experienced Occupational Therapist to join our CMHT in Basingstoke. The role will encompass a specific OT caseload alongside some care coordination. This is an exceptional opportunity to work within established multi disciplinary teams providing expert assessment, guidance and recommendation resulting in a genuinely holistic Occupational Therapy role within established, friendly, and supportive teams.

Your responsibilities will include supporting the service to optimise admission into the CMHT pathway, exploring any concerns with functioning within and outside of the home environment. This may include functional assessments to support funding applications, goal focused work, groups, 1.1 work and care coordination.

Focusing on holistic care and recognising a variety of skill sets means we welcome applications from diverse Occupational Therapy backgrounds, whether you're looking to change direction or develop your career within mental health.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide occupational therapy interventions for referred clients using evidence based, client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions. This could include group work (supporting shared care/duty) and
  • To complete OT functional assessments and support completion of funding applications.
  • To hold a small Care Co-ordinator caseload alongside a focused Occupational Therapy caseload (see job plan attached to advert).
  • To be a part of the Shared Care rota
  • To promote and develop the role of Occupational Therapy within the clinical area supporting best practice within the MDT eg. care planning.
  • To regularly supervise OT students and provide education and upskilling to community support workers..
  • You will work as an active member of the wider division, taking lead responsibility for a key project/ subject matter.
  • You will be required to prioritise attendance at all training, attend supervision and apply reflective practice continuously to enable learning needs to be identified and met.

About us

Southern Health is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health and learning disabilities, as well as offering physical health community-based services.

With a workforce of more than 7000 and a footprint that spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, we're wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities, whilst placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

We are currently working closely with other NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services. Our new organisation, to be known as Hampshire and Isle of Wight NHS Foundation Trust, is set to launch in July 2024.

The transformation will happen in staggered stages Hampshire CAMHS, part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust joined Southern Health in February 2024, with Isle of Wight NHS Trust mental health and community services transitioning in early May 2024. The final combination of Southern Health and Solent Trusts is anticipated to occur in July 2024, when the new organisation will be formed.

Our new Trust will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, making healthcare across the county more accessible, as well as offering staff more opportunities for career development, training and partnership working.

Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to shape the future of healthcare in Hampshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Happy to talk flexible working- all requests for flexible and part time working will be considered.

Person Specification



  • Degree/Diploma in occupational therapyRegistration with HCPCPost graduate level study/trainingTraining in the use of standardised occupational therapy assessment tools- MOHO, VdT MoCA, COPM

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Bridge Centre

New Road



RG21 7PJ

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