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Senior Occupational Therapist

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
You will be providing occupational therapy leadership to the wider Living Well Centre and the occupational therapist within the focused support team. You will be managing a limited caseload of service users to assess, plan, implement and evaluate occupational therapy interventions. You will be providing occupational therapy leadership for students and/or junior staff, through supervision and appraisal. You will be participating in the planning, development and evaluation of occupational therapy and multi-disciplinary team (MDT) services, holding responsibility for defined projects.

Main duties of the job

You will be selecting and applying occupational therapy assessments for a designated caseload, addressing occupational performance and skill deficits, enabling the client in areas of self-maintenance, productivity (particularly paid employment) and leisure.

You will be working collaboratively with service users to identify occupational therapy goals as part of the overall care plan working within the care programme approach process.

You will plan and implement individual and/or group interventions, in collaboration with the service user, their family and friends and supporters and colleagues from across the Lambeth Alliance as well as the wider health networks.

About us

Career Progression pathways and development opportunities:

We are committed to get the very best out of our staff and support staff in their career aspirations. We have career pathways available, where you will be able to develop your skills and build on your experience to progress into other roles across different specialties. For this role, we offer career pathways into Band 7 occupational therapy positions within the Trust and wider South London Partnership, NHS team leader and management opportunities as well as opportunities to diversify into other specialisms. In addition, we offer ongoing training and development in occupational therapy, a variety of social and vocational interventions, mental and physical health.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You need to have an understanding / working knowledge of the importance of service user involvement.

You need to understand the occupational therapy professional code of conduct.

You need to be currently registered with the HCPC as an Occupational Therapist.

You need to have experience of working with people with mental health issues.

We welcome applications from people with lived experience.

We welcome applications from people with links to the local area.

We advocate strongly for a culture which values, respects and celebrates diversity. As an equal opportunity employer, we actively encourage LGBTQ+, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and disabled applicants and value the positive impact and difference this will have on our teams and the organisation as a whole.

You need to have specialist knowledge to apply OT assessments and interventions and outcome measures, relevant to the people we serve.

You need to have the ability to manage own workload / to work autonomously and determine priorities.

You need to have a willingness and ability to work flexibly.

You should have a commitment to student and staff supervision.

You should have a commitment to lifelong learning.

You need to be open to new ideas and have awareness of general issues that might have relevance to service users involvement.

Person Specification



  • Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Post registration experience as an occupational therapist
  • Working with mental health service users (pre or post qualification)
  • Specialist knowledge and application of occupational therapy assessments and interventions and outcome measures, relevant to client group


  • Experience of supervising junior staff and students



  • 2 / 3 years post registration experience as an OT
  • Working in groups / Extensive clinical experience including individual and group work
  • Working with mental health service users (pre or post qualification)
  • Working with mental health service users (pre or post qualification)


  • Practice Placement Educators course
  • Experience of working in an inner-city, multi-cultural environment
  • Experience of working with people with challenging behaviours

Knowledge ad Skills


  • Broad / high level understanding of Mental Health disorders and treatment models
  • Sound / detailed knowledge of legislation relevant to Mental Health
  • Applied / working knowledge of the principles of CPA (Care Programme Approach)
  • Applied / extensive knowledge of the principles of risk management and risk assessment
  • Understanding of OT professional code of conduct and OT core skills and their application in practice


  • Training and facilitation skills

Employer details

Employer name

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust


South East Living Well Centre

312 Brixton Road



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