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Occupational Therapist

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
St Albans
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata + 5% of basic salary (min £1,192 max £2,011)
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an Occupational Therapist to provide occupational therapy assessment and treatment interventions for the specified service user group, to carry a caseload as a member of the MDT and to develop theoccupational therapy service provision within the work setting.

This role is part of the HPFT rotation scheme, however static posts can be considered as well as full time or part time hours.

We can offer you an excellent opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge whether you are seeking your first post or considering a change in specialism. We can be flexible in what we offer, depending on your development needs and preferences.

Main duties of the job

You will provide occupational therapy assessment and treatment interventions for the specified service user group including 1-1 and group interventions.

You will carry a caseload as a member of the MDT and to develop the occupational therapy service provision within the setting.

You will be part of the OT service, which uses the Model Of Human Occupation across the Trust, and the Recovery Through Activity framework for groups.

Access to high quality supervision. Preceptorship and KSF processes are an integral part of all the band 5 posts.

lots of CPD opportunities available, including a monthly Band 5 CPD Meeting with tutorials and access to OT in-service training events.

You can attend in-service training often including outside speakers who are at the forefront of out profession.

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Job description

Job responsibilities

To plan and implement individual and/or group interventions in collaboration with the service user, using graded activity to achieve therapeutic goals.

To undertake occupational therapy assessments for a designated caseload, addressing occupational performance and skill deficits, enabling the service user in areas of self-maintenance, productivity and leisure.

To build on existing knowledge of the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) through the use of standardised assessment and intervention tools.

Following assessment, to undertake case formulation in order to highlight occupational strengths and limitations and to inform the intervention plan moving forward.

To work collaboratively with service users to identify OT goals as part of the overall recovery plan.

To provide interventions in the manner that is consistent with Trust standards and values.

To routinely provide feedback to the MDT regarding observed occupational performance throughout contact, which inform ongoing assessment and therapeutic intervention?

To provide support and education to service users and carers regarding aspects of occupational therapy e.g. equipment fitting, rehabilitation programmes.

For a more detailed explanation of the role, please see attached JD and PS, and also the Band 5 OT Rotation Scheme Info Pack.

Person Specification



  • oBSc/MSc/PG Dip Occupational Therapy
  • oHCPC registration (or applied for)
  • oProficient use of Microsoft Office and associated packages


  • oMembership of RCOT
  • Experience of working with people with mental health problems and/or learning disability Training in the use of the Model of Human Occupation in practice areas



  • Application of the OT process and use of functional assessment and activity analysis
  • Working knowledge of Recovery principles and how these relate to OT
  • Working knowledge of standardised assessment and outcome measures appropriate to area of practice
  • Experience of the application of an OT model in practice


  • Experience of working with people with mental health problems and/or learning disability
  • Documented evidence of continuing professional development
  • Experience of leading a range of groups and 1:1 interventions in a health or social care setting



  • Ability to provide and receive sensitive and difficult information regarding services users care and social situation
  • Strong communication skills written and verbal Applied knowledge and understanding and ability to use a range of communication skills to overcome barriers to engagement
  • Ability to work effectively in a team Knowledge of and effective use of appropriate professional relationships and boundaries
  • Ability to grade and adapt practical skills
  • Training and presentation skills



  • Creative problem solving and clinical judgement skills
  • Ability to understand ,respond and adjust appropriately to the changing needs of service users
  • Well-developed Observational skills
  • Knowledge and experience of using the range of Model of Human Occupation Assessment tools and other OT related OT.
  • Ability to Critically evaluate group interventions and outcomes
  • Ability to use case formulation to guide OT intervention plan
  • Involvement in outcome measures, audit and promotion of Occupational Therapy

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


99 Waverley Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire. Al3 5TL

99 Waverley road

St Albans


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