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Occupational Therapist

Central London Community Health Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 per annum, inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Harrow Community Therapy Service is looking for a suitable newly qualified or returning to practice candidate who is looking to develop their knowledge and skills within a friendly team. Support is readily available and a supervision and CPD structure is in place and encouraged by the service.

You will receive professional guidance and direction from senior Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists. As part of your development, there are opportunities to experience colleagues working in a range of partner settings, and to develop your supervisory skills with Therapy Support Workers and students.

You will be working closely with the other internal Integrated and Specialist Community Services, including, Community Nursing, Speech and Language, Tissue Viability, Falls and Rapid Response services. You will also be required to work closely with Primary Care Network Colleagues, Frailty Service and the Hospital Discharge Team to support hospital discharge

Main duties of the job

You will be required to complete electronic patient records (training provided)

The position is full time (37.5 hours per week) but in line with our flexible working approach we welcome applications for part time contracts. A seven-day working pattern will be required to cover weekends and bank holidays on a rostered/rotational basis.

Main Responsibilities:
  • To assist Specialist Physiotherapist in supervising, providing planned advice, teaching, support, and instruction to therapy assistants, key workers, relatives and carers, to promote understanding of the aims of therapy intervention and to ensure a co-ordinated approach to patient care.
  • To delegate to, teach and supervise the work of Therapy Assistants and Technical Instructors with guidance from senior staff.
  • To work with other health care professionals on joint assessments, patient goals and treatment programmes in a patient centred approach.
  • To undertake comprehensive assessment independently, plan and formulate an individual management and/or treatment programme, using clinical reasoning methods incorporating skills to implement therapeutic intervention

About us

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

To have a full look at our benefits and what it's like working for us please go here:

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide therapy assessment and treatment for referred clients, as part of a multi-disciplinary team, planning, implementing, and evaluating interventions for groups or individuals in conjunction with senior therapists.
  • To undertake a variety of rotations (Unplanned Care Short Term Rehab/ discharge to assess/ Intermediate Care/ Triage/ Other pathways as required, to provide a broad base for both personal and professional development. This will involve working in several settings including care homes, residential units, patient homes.

Please refer to Job description and personal Specification for outline of skills, knowledge and experience required.

Person Specification



  • Current AHP with UK HCPC registration
  • Diploma/degree in Occupational Therapy



  • Relevant work experience in a variety of clinical placements
  • Evidence of up to date CPD
  • Experience of working as part of an MDT
  • Use of functional assessment and activity analysis


  • Evidence of previous employment as an Occupational therapist, apprentice, assistant
  • Experience of delegation to support staff

Skills & Knowledge


  • Knowledge of current best practice in OT, demonstrate clinical reasoning, applying theory to practice
  • Ability to work single-handedly with individuals and groups
  • Understanding of professional ethics and their application in practice
  • Adherence to national, professional and work related policy
  • Health, safety and risk awareness
  • Demonstrates an understanding of clinical governance and its implications for the profession
  • Basic knowledge of health legislation and current practice, risk assessment and management
  • Good organisational skills, ability to prioritise, manage time/caseload effectively
  • Understanding of team dynamics and good interpersonal skills
  • Effective written and oral communication skills. Ability to listen and present information, written and orally in a clear, concise and logical manner
  • Good IT skills (word processing, and internet) ? Commitment to lifelong learning, with ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance
  • Commitment to client-centred, non-discriminatory practice


  • Awareness of the legal responsibilities of the profession

Key Attributes


  • Maintain professional approach at all times
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Able to provide evidence of where you have demonstrated the Trust's Values and Behaviours
  • Able to demonstrate excellence in Customer Service ? Able to work both independently, and with direct and indirect supervision
  • Interest in working in outpatients, ward, and community settings
  • Willingness to work flexibly at a variety of locations, travel from site to site within service delivery within the Borough of Barnet
  • Hold a full, valid, UK driving licence and have access to a car to use for business purposes (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010)

Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust


Honeypot Lane CLinic



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