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Occupational Therapist

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (plus HCAS)
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to contribute to the Acute Mental Health Occupational Therapy provision at NELFT.

The Occupational Therapy profession within NELFT is a highly valued, vibrant group based across a wide range of health services.

Occupational Therapists work as integrated members of multi-disciplinary teams contributing their unique professional skills, supporting service users to increase their independence and achieve their personal goals.

All Occupational Therapists receive professional supervision from a Senior OT.

Main duties of the job

Provide comprehensive 1:1 and group OT assessment and interventions to the designated service user group.

Work collaboratively with other OTs within the ARD MH OT Team to ensure the highest possible quality OT service is provided to service users across the acute mental health pathway

To provide supervision and support to junior staff in the Occupational Therapy and Ward Teams as designated by senior staff.

To deputise for the ARD MH Band 7 Occupational Therapist when required

Support the acute mental health therapeutic group programme on the acute mental health wards and in the community, ensuring that the programme is regularly reviewed and developed to meet the needs of the service user group

About us

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High Cost Area Supplement - Outer London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of �4,313 to a maximum of �5,436 p.a. pro rata for part time).

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for more information about this role and working at North East London NHS Foundation Trust. We encourage you to refer closely to this when completing your application.

We welcome your application even if you do not meet all the criteria listed in the person specification. Any development needs to help you succeed in the role, can be discussed at the interview stage.

Person Specification



  • OT Degree or equivalent



  • Registered with the HCPC



  • Significant Experience of working within a Mental Health Service



  • Experience of working in an Acute Mental Health Setting

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


Goodmayes Hosppital

Barley Lane



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