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Primary Care Mental Health Occupational Therapist

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,374 per annum incl. HCAs
Closing date
12 Jul 2024
About the role

We are seeking to appoint a skilled and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to be part a new Primary Care Mental Health Team in Lewisham

Main duties of the job

You will be amongst a Lewisham wide team of Occupational Therapists andtogether will be responsible for the delivery of a recovery focussed OT interventions which addresses the needs of patients accessing mental health services, within a stepped care model.

The role could includes professional development and integration to the PCMHT, which includes case work , MDT formulation and assessment.

About us

About the location:

You will be based at Waldron Community Health Centre, Amersham Vale, Deptford, London, SE14 9LD


We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. There is an extensive range of excellent benefits for you and your family. We want you to feel like you are part of a close knit team at SLaM. It's important to us that you valued and appreciated and that are why we have a comprehensive benefits package on offer

Job description

Job responsibilities

About the location:

You will be based at Waldron Community Health Centre, Amersham Vale, Deptford, London, SE14 9LD, or at southbrook road where the neighbourhood 2 team also have their base

About the team

This is an exciting development in Mental Health Service provision in Lewisham and an opportunity to work across the borough promoting the group programme and occupationally focussed interventions. The service aims to provide proactive, strength-based care for service users experiencing mental health problems in a primary care setting using a stepped care model.

The primary Care Mental Health Teams provide care and support to service users who require a level of care above that available through general medical services, but do not require secondary care mental health intervention.

The team also support service users who have on-going, low support needs and those who are transitioning from secondary care mental health services to primary care services.

The Primary Mental Health Team incorporates roles in social prescribing and care navigation, drawing on the expertise of third sector partner providers. In addition to occupational therapists, the team comprises mental health advisors, peers support workers, nurses, social workers, consultant psychiatrist andwill be co located with MIND and IAPT psychological services and the service user network SUN.

Person Specification



  • Registered Occupational Therapist


  • Post-graduate training relevant to Mental Health



  • Significant clinical experience including individual and group work
  • Experience of advising and supporting /supervising junior staff and students


  • Working with mental health service users (pre or post qualification)



  • Knowledge of the principles of risk assessment and risk management
  • High level understanding of Mental Health disorders and treatment models
  • Applied knowledge of legislation relevant to Mental Health and Specialist practice where appropriate
  • Applied knowledge of the principles of CPA (Care Programme Approach)


  • Specialist knowledge and application of OT assessments and interventions and outcome measures, relevant to client group
  • A sound understanding the dynamics of a team and have the ability to work effectively within that



  • Commitment to student supervision
  • Commitment to lifelong learning


  • Open to new ideas and awareness of general issues that might have relevance to service users involvement

Employer details

Employer name

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust


Waldron Community Health Centre, Amersham Vale, Deptford, London, SE14 9LD

Amersham Vale


SE14 6LD

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