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Occupational Therapist

West London NHS Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and forward thinking occupational therapist to join West London NHS Trust's community rehabilitation team. The role is a combination of occupational therapy and care co-ordination (Lead Professional). Your occupational therapy specific work will include assessment, individual interventions and delivering the service innovative group programme.

West London NHS Trust has a commitment to enable staff to access tailored personal development, including executive and career coaching. Unlike other NHS organisations we have not reduced our training budgets, and as a result you will have access to several continued professional development opportunities including:

PGDip in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Assessment of Motor and Process Skills

Sensory Integration

Open Dialogue

Motivational Interviewing

Quality Service, Improvement and Redesign

Practise Educator Training

Leadership and Management

And other personal requests, which can be discussed at interview

Also, we are keen to progress people in these posts to more senior positions in the service where there are existing vacancies. The post holder will receive line management supervision from the team manager and profession specific supervision from the clinical lead.

Main duties of the job

The community rehabilitation teams will provide support for people with complex care needs related to psychosis and (where relevant) co-existing substance use and physical health problems. With a multidisciplinary and whole-team approach, these services will have an emphasis on delivering individualised and recovery-focussed care for people.

Importantly, our care will be provided close to their communities, social networks and homes, enabling people to transition away from restrictive settings. Therefore, the teams will be key partners in supporting the flow of patients from inpatient to supported and independent accommodations.

With the team expansion, this will be a perfect opportunity for the successful applicant to contribute, make a difference and shape community occupational therapy in the rehabilitation service, to make it more flexible, responsive and accessible. This role will offer you a chance not only develop your clinical skills but also give you opportunity to contribute to service development

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse healthcare providers in the UK, delivering a range of mental health and physical healthcare and community services. The Trust runs Broadmoor Hospital, one of three high secure hospitals in the country, with an international reputation.

Our high secure services care for patients from South of England and we provide low and medium secure services across eight London boroughs. The Trust also provides mental and physical healthcare in three London boroughs (Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham). We employ 4,500 staff, of whom 56% are BME. Our turnover for 2023-24 is �426m.

The Trust is rated as 'Good' overallby the Care Quality Commission. Forensic services are rated as 'Outstanding'.

The Trust is an established partner and contributor in the development of the evolving North West London Integrated Care System and the Integrated Care Board. The Trust leads the NW London Children and Adolescent Mental Health provider collaborative.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Candidate Pack provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. Please view as attached

The person specification below is not the full person specification, but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification



  • BSc (Hons) or equivalent Occupational Therapy qualification
  • HCPC Registration



  • Post-qualified experience as an OT
  • Achieved Band 5 sub-set KSF outline (usually through preceptorship programme)
  • Application of core OT skills and OT process
  • MOHO/ MOHO ExpLOR theory and assessments
  • Multidisciplinary team working


  • Experience of working in mental health community setting
  • Experience of supervision of students and staff
  • Involvement in research and clinical audit
  • General case load management (care coordination)



  • Mental health diagnoses/presentations
  • Research methodology
  • Core skills of OT process
  • Models of practice
  • Clinical and environmental risk
  • Equality and diversity
  • Awareness of the need to work within appropriate boundaries
  • Group work theory and practice


  • Practice placement education training
  • Clinical/case supervision training
  • Relevant current legislation, including NICE guidelines, CPA, risk assessment and risk management



  • Organisational ability
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to build rapport with service users, carers and colleagues
  • Evidence of ability in OT assessment, treatment planning, intervention and evaluation
  • Use of standardised assessment tools and outcome measures
  • Ability to work independently and under supervision as part of a team
  • Groupwork skills


  • Ability to prepare and present papers at study days and conferences
  • Ability to apply (research) evidence-based practice
  • Contribution to service development and the training of others
  • Supervisory skills
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance

Other Requirements


  • Understand the need for and actively participates in own supervision and constructive use of feedback
  • High levels of initiative, innovation and self-motivation
  • Commitment to client-centred, non-discriminatory practice


  • Able to demonstrate a strong professional identity

Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust


Ealing Community Rehab

Armstrong Way



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