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Band 5 Community Occupational Therapist

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 Per Annum inc HCAS
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Would you like to work in an innovative team, where there is a strong focus on staff development and delivering high quality care?

We are looking for aBand5 Occupational Therapist (OT) to join our well-established, diverse team. We want you to bring your unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to our OT team as diversity makes us stronger.

The Team serves the diverse and vibrant population of the London Borough of Hillingdon. We are located in Uxbridge and a 10-minute walk from the Town Centre. The nearest underground station is Uxbridge Underground (Piccadilly and Metropolitan Lines) or West Drayton Train Station.

There is a visible and supportive management team, and a strong emphasis on training and professional development opportunities. You will have access to regular supervision and will have the opportunity to work with a range of colleagues, including Advanced Clinical Practitioners, OT Apprentices, Peer Support Workers and Employment Specialists.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Main duties of the job

You will have an OT-specific caseload, consisting of



-Individual interventions

- Contributing to the community psychosocial therapies we offer with our psychology colleagues.

We work within the Recovery Framework, encouraging independence, social integration and the achievement of personalised goals

You will have the opportunity to use your skills and creativity to contribute to the development and implementation of treatment programs, pathways and initiatives in order for us to deliver high quality, evidence-based interventions that improve service users' functional abilities, independence and overall quality of life.

Applicants must have a qualification in Occupational Therapy and be HCPC registered in order to be considered for the post.

About us

We are committed to offering you an environment you can flourish in, which includes dedicated development opportunities as well as a healthier work life balance. We will offer you:
  • Free access to our Staff and Wellbeing services to ensure that you are always looking after yourself
  • Excellent staff benefits. Our benefit packages are amongst the best in London and include childcare vouchers, health and wellbeing services, season ticket loans, cycle to work schemes, blue light card, discounts at Nando's and Superdrug, mobile phone contracts and much more!
  • Commitment to career mapping to ensure continuous professional development including opportunities within the Trust.

CNWL is very fortunate in having a long-established professional structure, including a Head of Therapies, an AHP Associate Director, Trust-wide Professional Leads for all professional groups, and Borough and specialist professional leadership.

Our focus is on providing you with a supportive environment, and as part of your continuing professional development, we offer exciting opportunities for career growth and development. We want you to feel a sense of belonging, commitment, and support.

We believe in creating an inclusive and diverse workplace, where everyone feels respected and valued. We are committed to creating a workplace that is welcoming and inclusive to everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, age, religion, or any other characteristic that makes you unique.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide the multidisciplinary team (MDT) with an occupational therapy service this will include individual and group work, assessment, intervention and evaluation in accordance with the College of OT Code of Ethics.
  • To manage a caseload of service users using evidence-based practice, recovery principles and to assess, plan, implement and evaluate treatment.
  • To integrate evidence-based practice and skilful use of assessments interventions with personal recovery principles in order to improve the service users quality of life and to support them to do the things they want to do and live the life they want to lead.
  • This will include completion of functional assessments from which recommendations can determine further on-going care and treatment to enable optimum functioning.
  • To apply a level of understanding of the effects of mental and/or physical health conditions providing training and advice on lifestyle changes and adaptations to the service users social and physical environment. This will include undertaking assessments and making recommendations with regards to the provision of equipment/aids and adaptations.
  • To undertake the Preceptorship process as outlined by RCOT guidelines and CNWL Trust policy where applicable.
  • To contribute to service development of local OT services.

Person Specification



  • Previously, the individual has completed at least one mental health placement.


  • The individual has had previous experience within a community setting.



  • Clear understanding of risk assessment and management
  • Clear understanding of the assessment process and use of assessment tools

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Mill House

38 Riverside way



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