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Occupational Therapist

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 a year pa inc
Closing date
9 Jun 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Band 6 Occupational Therapist (OT) to join our community mental health team, covering the Greenwich Community Mental Health Services in the Anxiety, Depression, Trauma and Personality Disorder care pathway team (ADAPT). The West Locality Mental Health Team operates from its main base in Charlton which serves an identified catchment area within Blackheath, Eltham, Greenwich and Woolwich. Our centre is staffed from 9am until 5pm Monday to Friday.

The post offers an opportunity to contribute to the delivery of occupational therapy services within the ADAPT (Anxiety, Depression, Personality Disorder and Trauma) pathway and to contribute to the development of the overall treatment pathways, ensuring the occupational needs of the service users are addressed and providing an occupational therapy perspective on service delivery.

Main duties of the job

You will work with specific OT caseloads following the care pathway providing a high standard of service user focused interventions around occupational roles. This role also provides an opportunity to carry out generic and care co-ordination roles as an agreed percentage of your casework.

In applying occupational therapy models you will work from an evidence base and draw upon current developments in Recovery and Social Inclusion. You will need to be committed to a service user focus and be creative in finding ways to help people develop and achieve personal goals. You will also contribute to a forward thinking group programme and lead on implementing particular groups.

You will work alongside OT and multi-disciplinary colleagues, as well as working with a range of other agencies. The Oxleas Occupational Therapy Service is committed to the continuing professional development (CPD) of its staff. A well-developed supervision structure, CPD activities, and a variety of training opportunities underpin this.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To manage a clinical caseload of identified ADAPT service users with complex needs.
  • To work as a member of a clinical multi-disciplinary team.
  • To work independently as a lone practitioner within the multi-disciplinary team.
  • To support the development of evidence based OT practice within ADAPT services.
  • To provide assessment and interventions related to:
  • Social Inclusion activities.
  • ADL
  • Occupational roles and activity
  • To feed into the development of standards of practice within ADAPT Services.
  • To regularly oversee the work of support workers and supervise OT students on practice placement.
  • To care co-ordinate a small generic caseload. Generic care co-ordinator caseload will be a maximum of 20% of role.
  • To contribute to service development.
  • To participate in research/audit activities.
  • Contribute to and carry out risk assessment & risk management plans.
  • To provide specialist OT advice to the MDT.
  • To work independently without direct supervision.
  • To follow an agreed job plan.

Person Specification



  • HCPC Registration


  • Interest in undertaking further relevant studies/training courses



  • Relevant degree or graduate diploma as required by Person Specification


  • Fieldwork Educators training



  • Post registration experience as an OT including a minimum of 2 years mental health experience


  • Advice & support of junior staff and/or students
  • Interest and experience of undertaking audit, research

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


Greenwich West Community Mental Health Service

68 The Heights



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