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Occupational Therapist

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 5 Occupational Therapist

Over the next five years, community mental health services are going to be undergoing a real transformation and you could be part of these exciting developments. Our community mental health teams will become part of a much more integrated network of services and we will be sharing our Occupational Therapy expertise to advise and augment the care and treatment being provided by our primary and third sector colleagues. (See more about our vision

Main duties of the job

As a new or recently qualified Occupational Therapist, with experience in the mental health field, you will have an excellent opportunity to implement your evidence based OT assessment tools and interventions, including being part of our group treatment programme and furthering initiatives around peer support, Vocation and Carers' involvement.

You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team and hold Lead Practitioner responsibility for a caseload of patients. You will be working with patients to develop care plans which help enable them to achieve their goals through positive clinical outcomes.

About us

We have strong Trust values which imbue everything we do. We value our staff and will provide all the support and opportunities you need to develop your potential and achieve your professional goals. We provide you with regular supervision, reflective practice time, protected Admin and training time and access to a wide range of training opportunities, as well as the perks listed below.
  • NHS Pension contributions
  • 27 days holiday allowance plus bank holidays
  • Flexible Working patterns
  • Child care vouchers
  • Loads of NHS Discounts
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Job description

Job responsibilities

To plan and provide a range of occupational assessments and treatments that will promoterecovery and wellbeing for the people that the post holder works with. To support thepromotion of Occupational Therapy within the clinical area.

Person Specification



  • Degree/Diploma in occupational therapy
  • Registration with the HPC as an occupational therapist



  • Experience of working with people with mental health difficulties
  • Experience working as part of a team
  • Experience running groups/activities
  • Experience of being supervised

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Hill Rise

Church Hill



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