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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
17 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a dynamic Occupational Therapist with HCPC Registration to join our Trust-wide Adult Eating Disorders Service (AEDS). The post is substantive (1.0 WTE) and the successful applicant will be based within our day care unit. Prior experience of working with adults with moderate to severe eating disorder presentations is preferred, although the service will provide a tailored induction and training as might be required.

The post holder will be joining what are well-established outpatient and day care facilities for working age adults with more severe eating disorder presentations. They will be joining a warm and welcoming team with a passion for the delivery of high quality care.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to deliver 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. They will also be required to contribute to the work of the wider MDT when staffing necessitates this, including the completion of day care preparation appointments and a limited amount of keywork. While most of the work will be undertaken within day care, the successful applicant will on occasion be asked to contribute to the delivery of the outpatient occupational therapy pathways. All duties will be undertaken with regular supervision in line with the successful applicant's professional registration requirements.

This role will require you to travel between multiple sites within your working day sometimes travel between the AEDS bases (in Guildford and Epsom), and occasionally also to other Trust sites.

We are actively seeking to improve the diversity of the team to better reflect the community served and especially welcome applications from BAME candidates and men.

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.

Working from home contracts do not attract high cost area payments.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

Please contact Dr Caroline Foster, Consultant Clinical Psychologist or Tiffany O'Neil, Occupational Therapist (Tel: 01483 448020) if you wish to discuss this post.

We reserve the right to close this advertisement early. Please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible to ensure that it is considered in the selection process.

Person Specification

oOccupational Therapy professional qualification


  • Qualification Required


  • Completion of a Fieldwork Educators' course

Experience required


  • oExperience of using multiple occupational frames of reference and approaches
  • oExperience of using relevant occupational therapy assessment and implementing interventions
  • oExperience in applying knowledge of the impact of health and disability on occupational performance, participation and identity
  • oEvidence of an interest and skills in specialist area
  • oEvidence of clinical reasoning skills


  • oExperience of contributing to service development/project work
  • oExperience as a supervisor
  • oExperience of group facilitation
  • oExperience of supporting students on placement

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Farnham Road Hospital

Farnham Road



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