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Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for experienced CAMHS Liaison and Crisis Support Occupational Therapist (Band 7) with generic CAMHS experience to work within our pathway.

This is a full-time permanent post and is part of a well-established team where professional development and innovative work is actively encouraged. The post holder will work Monday to Friday 9-5 to provide specialist Occupational Therapy (OT) assessment and intervention to children and young people of the LIST Home Treatment pathway across Milton Keynes, using evidenced based practice to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate interventions for young people experiencing mental health crisis. The post will be based within MKUH and the post holder will be expected to maintain the close links with the Hospital and other stakeholders.

Milton Keynes (Mk) CAMHS is a very busy & friendly service which welcomes new skills and new ideas. It is part of Central & North West London (CNWL) Foundation Mental Health Trust. We are committed to collaborative multi-disciplinary work and there are very good links with partnership agencies in the borough.

Milton Keynes is a culturally diverse new town and we are keen to provide culturally appropriate services to families. We are looking for an enthusiastic Specialist OT who has CAMHS experience and is able to integrate quickly into a busy CAMHS team.

Main duties of the job

The post will include professional and practice development and ensuring high quality client centred care is delivered. The post holder will lead by example to maintain high standards of care and practice and to empower colleagues to take on a greater range of clinical tasks to improve client care in the specialist CAMHS service. The post holder will be a highly visible presence in clinical practice and be accessible to clients and their families. They will provide advice and expertise in the management of complex cases.

About us

We are passionate about delivering first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care, whether it is in a hospital setting, in a community clinic or in the patient's own home. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Providing top quality care depends on our ability to employ the best people.

We're always looking to recruit outstanding people who will go the extra mile to support our patients, colleagues, teams and the Trust. With every new employee were hoping to find our future leaders and well support our staff by providing opportunities to develop your career. With a diverse culture and equally diverse range of opportunities across mental health, community services, addictions, eating disorders, learning disabilities and more whatever stage of your career you are at, there is always a place for you at CNWL.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a member of the multi-disciplinary team, to manage a service user case load as defined by the LIST service.

To take the lead in planning and initiating HTT OT provision in collaboration with other professionals, specifically to meet the child and/or young persons needs.

Where locally agreed, to take responsibility as the key person within the home treatment pathway, for a defined case load of children and/or young person belonging to the LIST and those whose needs can be best met by the specialist skills of an HTT Occupational Therapist.

To take a lead on the development of the OT service within the LIST HTT, developing appropriate OT pathways, processes, and protocols.

To assess the child and/or young persons mental state and identify any significant risk factors pertaining to community re-integration and undertake risk assessments with other health professionals.

Please see attached Job Description for more information

Person Specification



  • Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy.
  • HCPC Registered
  • Practice Placement Educator's Course


  • Management and leadership training
  • Post graduate training specific to clinical speciality



  • Car driver or use of motorised transport



  • Significant post qualification experience working in mental health services
  • Experience in using a range of standardised OT assessments.
  • Experience in completing risk assessment tools
  • Experience of managing complex caseloads
  • Experience of supervising and appraising staff / unqualified staff recruitment and workforce planning


  • Experience in a variety of mental health settings
  • Experience in Serious Incident investigations

Skills and Knowledge


  • Individual and group work assessment and intervention skills.
  • Clear concept of Occupational Therapy and models of practice.
  • Excellent communication skills i.e. written, verbal, listening and proficient use of up to date systems of communication i.e. IT systems, e-mail, fax, telephone etc


  • Delivery of formal presentations and teaching sessions.
  • Chairing of senior meetings

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Eaglestone Health Centre


Milton Keynes


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