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Senior Occupational Therapist

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
6 Jun 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

Band 6 Senior Occupational Therapist - Community Rehab Service - 30 hours- Substantive contract

We have a great opportunity for a Band 6 Senior Occupational Therapist (OT) to join the innovative Community Rehabilitation Service based at Hilda Johnson House.

The Community Rehab Team specialise in supporting individuals with complex and enduring mental health problems to reintegrate into the community, supporting them in their recovery journey while being able to offer varying levels of support either in their own homes or within the supported rehabilitation beds at Hilda Johnson House.

The team works closely with the complex care team & Summers View inpatient unit ensuring that service users are able to access a step up / step down model to their care and recovery, with the ultimate goal of least restrictive care in their local community.

The Senior OT role within the team is to provide specialist community based assessment and intervention to support services users in all aspects of their ongoing recovery, to promote engagement and meaningful occupation. This includes providing supervision, support and guidance to other members of the team when needed to promote rehab and recovery.

Successful candidates will have access to OT specific supervision, peer support and CPD opportunities.

Main duties of the job

The Community Rehab Team based at Hilda Johnson House aims to provide accessible, non-stigmatising local services that contribute towards the assessment intervention, treatment, rehabilitation and enablement of services users under the care of the Rehabilitation Services pathway.

The aim of the service is to provide a positive approach to long term recovery. The Senior OT role within the team is to provide specialist community based assessment and intervention to support services users in all aspects of their ongoing recovery.

The service supports services users both within their own homes and within the 8 specialist community beds based within Hilda Johnson House. The services is able to offer a step up and step down approach to care meaning that close working relationships with The Complex Care Team and Summers View Inpatient Rehabilitation Service are vital

About us

North Staffs Combined Healthcare NHS Trust is on an incredible journey of ambitious improvement and have been told by the Care Quality Commission that it is the fastest improving Mental Health Trust in the Country. We therefore require those seeking to work within the Trust to equally hold such drive and determination to perform well.

Our vision is 'To be Outstanding in all we do and how we do it.' Our teams pride themselves on compassion, team work and resilience. The Trust supports you by offering a flexible working system where needed to support working families and our staff parking is free on all our main sites.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To follow the national Occupational Therapy standards and guidelines incorporating national and local professional strategies and clinical guidelines for the introduction of evidence-based practice.
  • To follow all clinical and professional protocols, standards and care pathways within Occupational Therapy and Specialist services.
  • To act at all times in accordance with the Health Professions Councils Professional Code of Conduct. To be professionally and legally responsible for all aspects of the post holders autonomous practice.
  • To ensure high standards of clinical practice, maintaining experience of caseload management. The role will include some care co-ordination responsibilities.
  • To plan, organise, administer and/or supervise timely occupational therapy goal orientated evidence based interventions, aimed at promoting, maintaining and developing independent living skills to aid recovery and improve quality of life. This will be achieved through individual and group therapy both on and off the unit.
  • To use highly developed specialist knowledge to independently undertake complex assessments and evaluate interventions with service users who may have diverse environmental, social, physical and mental health needs.
  • To plan monitor, evaluate and modify treatment
  • To develop and practice leadership skills
  • To apply a high level of understanding of psychiatric conditions and provide appropriate training and advice.
  • To work alongside other professions involved with the patient both statutory and non-statutory agencies to reduce health inequalities and improve access to universal services.
  • Promoting recovery through community inclusion including engagement in leisure, education and work-based activities based on individuals preferences.
  • Provide assessment, training and advice on lifestyle changes and adaptations to the services users physical and social environments for themselves, the care team and carers.
  • Plan, organise and supervise the implementation of recovery orientated rehabilitation aimed at enabling service users to achieve their maximum potential in activities of daily living and support them to achieve a meaningful life.

Person Specification



  • oDegree on Occupational Therapy oRegistered with HPC



  • oRelevant evidence of working within Mental Health/Rehabilitation Services oUnderstanding of Evidence Based Practice

Employer details

Employer name

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust


Hilda Johnson House



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