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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
£29,828 to £36,311 per annum (incl of HCAS)
Closing date
13 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Full Time
This is an exciting 12 month opportunity for a full time Occupational Therapist working 37.5 hours a week to join the Community Based Neuro Rehab Team (CBNRT) to cover maternity leave on a fixed term contract.

The contractual base for the post will be Wokingham but the postholder will be required to see patients across Reading and Wokingham localities.

We are seeking a HCPC registered Band 5 Occupational Therapist with an interest in Neuro Rehab and with experience in the area either since or prior to qualification. The successful applicant will be supported in a development post to Band 6, this will be dependent on reaching the required competencies within the fixed term of the post.

CBNRT is a supportive multi-disciplinary team (MDT) who deliver high quality assessments and rehabilitation in their homes for patients who have been discharged from the Acute Stroke Units and for patients in the community with Neurological conditions who need rehabilitation.

We are looking for a professional, motivated, flexible and compassionate Occupational therapist with excellent communication skills to provide Neuro rehabilitation as a valued member of our MDT.

You will be able to work as part of a team, as well as have experience working in patients' homes. You will be able to manage your own caseload working collaboratively with an experienced multi-disciplinary team which includes Physiotherapists, Stroke Nurses, Speech and Language Therapists, Psychologists and Therapy Assistants.

Main duties of the job

The role will provide specialist Occupational Therapy to adults with Neurological conditions that require Rehab as part of the community neurorehabilitation and Earlier Supported discharge team for Stroke. The post will be offered to individuals who are motivated, innovative and have experience in neurological rehabilitation to join a dynamic, client centred service that provide excellence in the rehabilitation and management of patients.

You will be supported to develop your clinical skills within the well-established multi-disciplinary team.

The role enables you to work with new stroke patients and progressive neurological conditions and develop a wide-ranging skill set of Neuro Rehab expertise.

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance
  • 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme including electric vehicles
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities, the environment and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave
  • Free parking across Trust sites

If you share our values and would like to come and work for us, please submit your application as soon as possible as we'll occasionally close roles early that have a high number of applications.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Themust haves for you to be considered for this role:
  • Qualified Occupational Therapist
  • Keen to work in a team.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • A car driver

  • For further information about the role, please see attached job description and person specification.We strongly encourage you to review how you meet the criteria in the person specification and write about this point-by-point in your supporting statement for the best chance of being shortlisted. For further application tips see the help with your application document attached once you click apply.

    If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, you belong at Berkshire Healthcare!

    We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

    Person Specification



    • Diploma/ Degree in Occupational therapy
    • Registered with the HPC

    Continuous Professional Development


    • Evidence of relevant CPD
    • Post graduate training in a relevant clinical speciality

    Previous Experience


    • Experience of Neurological Rehabilitation in any role either post qualification, as a student or in a support or voluntary role


    • Experience of supervising and appraising junior members of staff/students

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


    • Organisational skills
    • Be an excellent communicator
    • Computer skills
    • Knowledge of Clinical Governance issues and audits
    • Knowledge of Occupational Therapy in the management of patients with Neurological conditions
    • Understanding national policies/ guidelines relevant to the are
    • Understanding of the UK National Health Service
    • Knowledge of the role of Community Occupational Therapy within patients' homes

    Additional Requirements


    • UK Driving license holder
    • Ability to travel to multiple sites/ daily access to a vehicle

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


    Community Based Neuro Rehab Team


    RG41 2RE

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