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Occupational Therapist, Enhanced Rehabilitation Outreach Service

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Hemel Hempstead
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata + 5% of basic salary (min £1,192 max £2,011)
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Would you like to join an innovative, dynamic and ambitious team committed to delivering the best possible care for our service-users? The Enhanced Rehabilitation Outreach Service (EROS) is looking for compassionate and enthusiastic Occupational Therapists to welcome into our team.

EROS provides rehabilitation interventions and support to individuals with complex and enduring long term severe mental illness in the community.

The service provides a dedicated, integrated multi-disciplinary team of professionals, who aim to improve quality of life, promote hope, recovery, and individual resilience, and reduce reliance on crisis and inpatient services.

At HPFT we provide an exciting and forward-thinking work environment, where staff feel valued and supported to reach their full potential. We are proud to be one of the top five recommended NHS Trusts to work for, and hold a CQC rating of Outstanding, making us one of the highest-rated Mental Health Trusts in the country. What's more, you will also be able to enjoy an extensive range of trust-wide staff benefits including:

- 27 days annual leave on entry to NHS

- One of the best pension schemes in the UK

- Flexible working options

- Car leasing scheme

- Childcare discounts

- Wellbeing events and activities

- A 24-hour staff support helpline

Main duties of the job

As our new Occupational Therapist, you will be welcomed into a safe and supportive staff team, who empower and encourage one another in being the best version of ourselves for the benefit of those we care for. One of our current Occupational Therapists says ''I have been working in the Trust for 10 years and I can say that EROS is definitely the most occupational focussed job I have ever had. It give opportunity for us to be our own profession and focus on our own specialism'.

You can find out more about what our staff say about working for the EROS service by watching this short video here.

Working to and developing professional strengths is a key part of the EROS culture. Staff have access to professional networks and there is Senior Leadership across all key disciplines to provide guidance, support and innovation across the pathways. This includes the only Consultant Occupational Therapist within the trust who works across our Rehabilitation services.

The service has been successful in both improving outcomes and the experience of care for individuals. It has supported people to return to the community, avoid admissions and has reduced the reliance on inpatient services and overall length of stay. It has been praised by professional bodies including the Royal College of Psychiatrists for its innovative approach and has been shortlisted for a number of national awards.

The service is now in a position to offer these pathways across the rest of the County.

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Then please read on...

Job description

Job responsibilities

In your new role you will:
  • Provide Occupational Therapy assessment and interventions for a specified service user group under the EROS team
  • Manage a caseload of service users with complex OT needs, using evidence based/client-centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions in community settings, placements and on home visits
  • Provide leadership for junior staff, through supervision and appraisal
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the Enhanced Rehabilitation Outreach Services to provide a high-quality service to service users and their carers

For more detailed information on the position, please access the Job Description and Person Specification documents provided.

Person Specification



  • Diploma / degree in OT
  • State registration with HCPC
  • Completion of Preceptorship at Band 5 level. Evidence of having met the full KSF Full Gateway for Band 5
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • To have an understanding of a range of mental health conditions and their impact on occupational participation and performance


  • Membership of BAOT and/or specialist section
  • First line management training
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy training
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy training
  • Practice Placement qualification/APPLE accreditation



  • Experience of working with people with mental health problems/learning disability
  • Experience of working with people living with severe and enduring mental health issues.
  • Post registration experience in a relevant clinical setting
  • Experience in a range of clinical settings with experience of providing both individual and group work.
  • Knowledge and experience of using the Model of Human Occupation and MoHO assessment tools
  • Experience of generic and specialist Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions.


  • Experience at having worked at Band 6 level
  • Experience in providing advice, support, and clinical supervision to junior staff and/or students
  • Experience in research or audit
  • Supervision and appraisals



  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Understanding of team dynamics
  • Training and facilitation skills


  • Supervisory skills
  • Experience in delivering presentations and/or active part in learning opportunities, e.g. leading professional development sessions

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


St Pauls, Slippers Hill, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5XY

Slippers Hill

Hemel Hempstead


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