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Occupational Therapist Older Adults Inpatient

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum Inc HCAs
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a dedicated and compassionate Occupational Therapist looking to make a difference in the lives of older adults with mental health conditions and dementia? Tower Hamlets is an exciting and diverse London borough where innovation and development in older adult care is a top priority. We are transforming the way we work and putting care of older adults on the map for innovation and development.

As an Inpatient Mental Health Occupational Therapist (Band 6), you will be an integral part of our established multi-disciplinary team. Your mission will be to collaboratively support older adults in achieving their goals and improving their quality of life. We value forward-thinking professionals who can contribute to our innovative approach to care. We could therefore also consider an internal secondment from within ELFT if you would like to join us for a fixed period of time

The post-holder will have excellent assessment and individual and group intervention skills, and will have the opportunity to provide client-centered assessments and interventions in a flexible and creative way. There are also opportunities to develop the service in line with Mental Health Community Transformation

Main duties of the job

To work in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team to assess and treat older people with dementia and/or mental ill health, facilitating discharge and enabling future accommodation/care needs to be identified in regard to individual preference and best interest.To be responsible for an appropriate caseload, providing OccupationalTherapy specific assessment, treatment/interventions via a range ofindividual and/or group treatments.To provide clinical supervision and support practice education when required.To contribute to the planning and evaluation of the Older People's MentalHealth services.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.

PLEASE NOTE this is for 2 posts - 1 - full time and 1 - 4 days a week

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training


  • Diploma or Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Health Care Professionals Council registration


  • Member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapy



  • At least one year post qualification in clinical mental health setting and/or demonstrable experience highly related to the clinical field
  • Experience of CPD and role development activities

Knowledge and Skills


  • the needs and rights of service users and / or carers in planning and service development
  • applied social, health and medical sciences required for the practice of Occupational Therapy including psychology, anatomy, physiology and sociology
  • applied psychological perspectives relevant to OT in mental health including behavioural, cognitive and humanistic perspectives
  • the theory and practice of occupational therapy including occupational science and holistic models of OT practice
  • specialist clinical skills in order to carry out OT interventions (e.g. interactive and activitybased interventions, cognitive behavioural interventions, psychosocial and psycho-educational interventions
  • specialist skills via training e.g. group effectiveness skills
  • current National Guidelines and legislation e.g. CPA, NSF, Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, Care Act(2014) and their application and be able to impart this to others
  • Ability to independently manage a complex clinical caseload
  • Developed interpersonal skills enabling therapeutic alliances to be developed and maintained with clients who have complex needs
  • Ability to manage frequent highly distressing clinical interactions with client's who have serious mental health problems
  • Ability to liaise with other services around clinical issues
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to reflect on and critically appraise own performance
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and coordinate a range of activities in relation to clinical work

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Mile End Hospital OR East Ham Care Centre E7 8QP


E1 4DG

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