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Community Mental Health Occupational Therapist

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 a year pa inc
Closing date
21 Jul 2024
We are delighted to be advertising this exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic occupational therapist to join Greenwich East Community Mental Health Team. The post is within the Intensive Care Psychosis Pathway Team. The role will involve working as an occupational therapist, within our multi-disciplinary team, alongside doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, employment workers and our admin team. The successful applicant will be working alongside our senior Occupational Therapist to support and further develop core interventions for our service users.

Applications are welcomed from newly qualified occupational therapists with an interest in mental health and community working. Although mental health experience may be beneficial, it is not essential. CPD for Band 5 occupational therapy staff includes Statutory Induction, Preceptorship programme, Band 5 support group and Occupational Therapy specific training days. There is an active CPD programme which includes regular professional supervision and appraisals and dedicated CPD time.

The East Locality Mental Health Team operates from its main base in Woolwich which serves an identified catchment area within Woolwich, Plumstead, Abbey wood and Thamesmead. Our centre is staffed from 9am until 5pm Monday to Friday.

Main duties of the job

You will work with specific OT cases providing a high standard of service user focused assessments and interventions around occupational roles.

In applying occupational therapy models you will work from an evidence base and draw upon current developments in Recovery and Social Inclusion. You will need to be committed to a service user focus and be creative in finding ways to help people develop and achieve personal goals. You will also contribute to a forward thinking group programme and lead on implementing particular groups.

You will work alongside OT and multi-disciplinary colleagues, as well as working with a range of other agencies. The Oxleas Occupational Therapy Service is committed to the continuing professional development (CPD) of its staff. A well-developed supervision structure, CPD activities, and a variety of training opportunities underpin this.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To undertake occupational therapy assessments for referrals to the service, addressing occupational performance strengths and needs in relation to service user goals.
  • To work with a designated caseload of service users to identify goals of OT care plans ensuring compatibility with the overall care plan.
  • To carry out clinical practice in groups or with individuals using graded activity to achieve therapeutic goals, enabling the service user in areas of self -maintenance, productivity and leisure.
  • To carry out clinical practice in relation to best available evidence.
  • To promote a recovery approach with service users and frame clinical work within this context.
  • To monitor and evaluate treatment in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of the intervention.
  • To implement risk management plans in accordance with Trust guidelines and completed risk assessments.

Person Specification



  • Are you registered with HCPC ?
  • Do you hold a relevant degree or graduate diploma as required by person specification ?



  • Application of the OT process
  • Use of functional assessment and activity analysis



  • Some knowledge and application of current best practise in OT
  • Group work skills

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


Ferryview Health Centre

25/27 John Wilson Street


SE18 6PZ

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