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Occupational Therapist

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Exciting Opportunity for an enthusiastic Band 6 Occupational Therapist!

Are you ready to make a real difference in the lives of adults facing mental health challenges? Maple Ward at Meadowfield Hospital in Worthing is calling for an enthusiastic and dedicated Band 6 Occupational Therapist with experience of working with people with mental health difficulties and experience of working in Mental Health Services to join our dynamic multidisciplinary team. The role is full time 37.5 hours per week.

Why Join Us?
  • Dynamic Environment: Immerse yourself in a supportive and friendly atmosphere where collaboration is key and innovation is encouraged.
  • Meaningful Work: Make a tangible impact by providing Occupational Assessments and Interventions that focus on relapse prevention, recovery promotion, and discharge facilitation.
  • Professional Development: Benefit from regular Supervision and access to a wide array of training and CPD opportunities tailored to your growth and development.

Main duties of the job

What You'll Do:
  • Conduct Occupational Assessments and Interventions, emphasizing relapse prevention, establishing routines, and promoting recovery.
  • Provide Clinical Supervision to O.T Support Staff and Activity Worker Support Staff, fostering a culture of continuous learning and growth.
  • Play a pivotal role in Discharge Planning by conducting Assessments, coordinating Interventions and ensuring a smooth transition for Patients back into the community.
  • Group work is an important aspect of the Therapeutic Programme on Maple Ward and you would have the opportunity to be part of the development and coordination of this which includes the delivery of Acute Recovery College model to support Patients in preparation for Discharge.

What We Offer:
  • Support and Growth: Receive regular Supervision and access to extensive training opportunities to enhance your skills and advance your career.
  • Work-Life Balance: Enjoy flexible working arrangements and embrace the diverse experiences Sussex has to offer, from scenic countryside to vibrant city life.
  • Exceptional Care Culture: Join an organization rated 'good' overall and 'outstanding' for caring by the Care Quality Commission, where Patient care is the top priority.

Seize this opportunity to join a team dedicated to making a real difference in Mental Health care. Apply now and be a part of something truly special.

About us

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

Working in Sussex:
  • 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

Job description

Job responsibilities

Get in Touch: For more information or to express interest, please contact:
  • Fliss Boulton, Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist
    • Telephone: 01243 791926
    • Email:
  • Iovani Soomoodra, Ward Manager Maple Ward
    • Telephone: 0300 304 0605
    • Email:
  • 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.

Person Specification



  • HCPC in the following - Registration with the HCPC as an Occupational Therapist
  • Evidence of post graduate level study/training
  • Practice Education Training
  • Training in the use of standardised occupational therapy assessment tools



  • Experience as a qualified occupational therapist in mental health
  • Broad experience of working with clients with a range of mental health problems
  • Experience of both group and individual work
  • Experience of multidisciplinary working
  • Experience of supervising staff and students
  • Experience as a Care Coordinator
  • Experience in a clinical area related to the post
  • Leadership experience
  • Experience in applying a range of assessment tools and a comprehensive knowledge of occupational therapy clinical approaches used in mental health

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust




BN13 3EP

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