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Senior Occupational Therapist CHYPS Home Treatment Team

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an Occupational Therapist with an interest and experience in supporting young people's mental health within the community?

Sussex CAMHS (Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust) are looking to recruit a dynamic, experienced and motivated Occupational Therapist into an exciting opportunity within the Sussex wide CHYPS Home Treatment Team. The focus of this role is to work within a service providing evidence-based assessment and intervention for young people needing additional support within the community.

We are hugely interested to hear from applicants who are interested in developing these skills and can demonstrate how their core competencies could be adapted and honed with the support of additional training (provided by the trust such as new to CAMHS training).

The ability to travel is essential for this post.

Main duties of the job

The CHYPS Home Treatment Team is a friendly innovative and exciting team working with high levels of demand and complexity.

Your main duties will involve:

- Offering evidence based occupational functional assessment of a young person's mental health needs to inform a shared formulation around the young person's presenting difficulties and needs to recommend suitable therapeutic intervention.

- Managing & working with a caseload of young people with mental health difficulties within the multi-disciplinary team.

- Supporting the professional development of Occupational Therapy within the service and supporting the knowledge and expertise of junior staff within the team and within the wider Sussex CAMHS services.

This is an excellent time for Occupational Therapists to be joining Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust as we have launched our first AHP Strategy and can offer the following to you:

Regular professional supervision

The opportunity to participate in a range of quality improvement work and service innovations.

Access to a wide range of training and CPD opportunities.

Have a look at our AHP strategy and view our film at

About us

We provide mental health and learning disability care for children, young people and adults across Sussex.

Working in Sussex: Covering East Sussex and Brighton and Hove area
  • Travel easily between coast and countryside, with a blend of picturesque villages and seaside towns there's always new experiences to be enjoyed
  • Embrace the city life with great access to visit Brighton and London
  • With easy access to Gatwick and Heathrow and excellent railway links across the UK there is plenty of opportunity for adventure

We'd love you to join our organisation that is rated 'good' overall and 'outstanding' for caring by the Care Quality Commission. Our staff agree, with 82% of people in our recent staff survey telling us that they recognise that care for patients is our top priority.

Other key staff survey results include:
  • 70% highlighting flexible working opportunities as a key point for satisfaction at work
  • 79% reporting feeling able to make suggestions to improve the work within their team
  • 77% identifying the opportunities to show initiative in their roles

See the attached 'Partnership Perks' document for details about our benefits package.

To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID

Job description

Job responsibilities

In order to be a successful Occupational Therapist in our team you will be:
  • Registered with HCPC
  • Able to provide specialist occupational therapy interventions using evidence based, client centred principles to consult, assess plan, implement and evaluate interventions.
  • Experience and knowledge of working with young people aged 0-18.
  • Experienced in risk management
  • Adaptable, organised, compassionate and a team player.

See attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

Please apply using the link in this advert, or for more information explore the attachments or contact:

If you are interested in this post and wish to discuss it further please contact Louise Gilchrist - HTT Team Leader -

Our offer is for a career not just a job, in a team and a trust focused on delivering the best care possible to the community whilst being committed to the wellbeing of its staff . Our last CQC rating placed us good in all areas and outstanding for caring.

Person Specification



  • Degree/Diploma in occupational therapy
  • Registration with the HCPC as an occupational therapist
  • Training in the use of standardised occupational therapy assessment tools


  • Management/Leadership training



  • Experience as a qualified occupational therapist in mental health
  • Broad experience of working with clients with a range of mental health problems
  • Experience of multidisciplinary working
  • Experience as a Care Coordinator
  • CAMHS Experience

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Princess Royal Hospital- chalkhill covering East Sussex and Brighton and Hove




Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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