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Occupational Therapist

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum incl. of HCAs
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an Occupational Therapist at B6 level, or an experienced B5 OT looking for an exciting new professional opportunity? Are you resourceful, forward-thinking, and want to be part of a collaborative and communicative team? If so - then please apply for this B6 OT post with the Southwark Rehabilitation 1 Team.

The Rehab 1 Team is part of the Assertive Outreach Rehab Teams (AORT) branch: working with a population of service users who reside in supported living accommodation services across Southwark. Rehab 1 provides evidence-based care to disengaging and complex individuals, diagnosed with a serious and enduring mental illness. Multi-agency working is promoted and encouraged by the AORT branch, and there will be daily opportunities to augment professional knowledge and experience. Rehab 1 utilises a whole-team approach to provide continuity of care and encouraging creativity in engagement, and positive risk taking.

The team is based in Camberwell and has good transport links (close to Denmark Hill Station with and multiple bus stops)

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sara Holt

Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist, Southwark Community

Main duties of the job

The successful OT applicant will be anchored by a supportive network of community and inpatient OTs, have access to peer working sessions with OTs from Adult Social Care and will be encouraged to seek out opportunities to enrich their continued professional development across all areas of their practice. Through co-production and client-led interventions, the post holder will enable individuals to access community services that provide leisure activities, academic and vocational courses, and volunteering opportunities supporting them to harness more meaning and purpose in their daily living.

The successful applicant will be committed to using a strengths-based model, and a whole systems approach to recovery from mental illness, working with service users in a variety of community-based settings. In this role, the OT can develop intervention skills, working with a wide range of assessment tools,and will be supported to build knowledge of these through training and peer working.

Occupational therapy provision is established within the team. The post holder will receive line management supervision from the team manager and profession specific supervision from the Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist for community services.

About us

South London and Maudsley NHS Trust has been transforming their services. In Southwark this has meant the re design of mental health teams to be more accessible and responsive and incorporate a wider range of interventions. We are committed to developing and learning through the experiences of our service users and their families. We have an opportunity through the Patient and Carer race Equality Framework, as well as our Aiming High, Changing Lives strategy to build a culture of trust together and be a partner in Prevention, and are seeking to create opportunities to work together with our stakeholders more effectively.

Job description

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Person Specification



  • Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Post-registration experience as an OT at B5 level in MH or LD


  • Post-Graduate training relevant to Mental Health
  • Member of OT professional body and / or special interest group.



  • Post registration experience as an OT working in mental health
  • Working in groups / Extensive clinical experience including individual and group work
  • Advising and supporting junior staff / Experience of supervising junior staff and students


  • Knowledge and / or experience of working as a Care Co-ordinator
  • Experience of placing, reviewing and working with people who live in a residential, supported accommodation or nursing care setting
  • Practice Placement Educators course

Knowledge and Skills


  • Understanding of Mental Health disorders and treatment models
  • Knowledge of recovery model and other theoretical models in mental health rehabilitation and continuing care
  • Knowledge of the principles of CPA (Care Programme Approach)
  • Specialist knowledge and application of OT assessments and interventions and outcome measures, relevant to client group
  • Experience of planning and co-ordinating treatment

Employer details

Employer name

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust


Marina House, Denmark Hill

Marina House 63 - 65 Denmark Hill London



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