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Occupational Therapist

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata + 5% of basic salary, min £1,192 - max £2,011
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We are pleased to confirm we have a vacancy for a band 7 Occupational Therapist to work within the Specialist Mental Health Team for Older People in Watford.

This position is part time with no shift working however hybrid working is available.

You will:
  • Work as part of the OT team
  • Be part of MDTs that value and respect OT
  • Involvement in CPD and reflective practice.
  • All our OTs are supervised by experienced Specialist/Head/Lead Occupational Therapists
  • Receive support and be part of an OT network across all the services. If you are new to the area or considering career progression - we can support you.

Main duties of the job

As a Band 7 Occupational Therapist you would be expected to:
  • Co-ordinate and oversee the OT service across the South West quadrant.
  • Carry a caseload as well as having managerial responsibilities which would include, supervision, service development, recruitment and retention, training etc.
  • Be part of a supportive team of Head and Lead OTs.
  • Car driver essential (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving)

Training will be offered with regards to developing leadership skills, Model of Human Occupation as well as a variety of in-service training opportunities.

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 the Care 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!

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Manage a caseload of clients with complex OT needs.
  • Provide leadership for junior staff, through supervision and appraisal
  • Lead in the planning, development and evaluation of OT services, holding responsibility for defined projects where appropriate
  • Regularly support staff to supervise OT students on practice placement, following attendance at an approved Fieldwork Educators course.
  • Apply in depth knowledge of the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) and other standardised assessment approaches relevant to the clinical setting.

Person Specification



  • BSc/MSc/PG Dip Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC registration
  • Evidence of clinical post registration training
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office and associated packages.
  • Practice Placement qualification/APPLE accreditation


  • Membership of RCOT, including specialist section
  • First line management training
  • Solution Focussed Brief Therapy training
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy training
  • AMPS/ESI/SI training



  • Post registration experience in relevant clinical setting/s at a B6 leve
  • Applied experience of providing both individual and group work interventions.
  • Highly Specialist knowledge and experience of using and applying the Model of Human Occupation assessment tools, or others appropriate to area.
  • Experience of other specialist Occupational Therapy assessment tools, e.g. AMPS, Pool Activity Levels
  • Documented evidence of continuing professional development
  • Experience in providing advice, support and clinical supervision to junior staff and/or students
  • Applied knowledge of Recovery principles and how these relate to OT


  • Experience of working with people with mental health problems and/or learning disability in a variety of health and social care settings
  • Involvement in recruiting staff
  • Experience in research or audit
  • Previous experience of having worked at Band 7 level

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Colne House

21 Upton Road


WD18 0JP

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