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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
West Molesey
£37,162 to £44,629 (Incl. 5% Fringe HCAS) per annum, pro rata
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a dynamic Occupational Therapist with HCPC Registration to join our Trust-wide Working Age Adults Occupational Therapy Service. The post is substantive (1.0 WTE) and the successful applicant will be based within our Elmbridge CMHRS Team. Prior experience of working with adults with OT needs is preferred, although the service will provide a tailored induction and training as might be required.

The post holder will be joining what is a well-established outpatient facility for Working Age Adults with severe and enduring Mental Health. They will be joining a warm and welcoming team with a passion for the delivery of high quality care.

The candidate must have a full and valid driving licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes due to the community element of this role.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide supervision (if relevant to post) and mentoring to junior occupational therapy staff, occupational therapy apprentices, activity coordinators and support workers.
  • To provide clinical placements for occupational therapy students.
  • To lead on project work relevant to the team/service, with support from the Lead Occupational Therapist.
  • To provide high quality occupational therapy assessments for people who access the service, adapting the approach as and when needed.
  • To provide evidence based and outcome measured occupational therapy interventions (individual and group), as outlined in the occupational therapy pathway.
  • To keep up to date with current evidence-based practice, research and National guidelines within your clinical area.
  • To communicate complex and challenging issues in an effective and compassionate way with people who access services, carers/family members/supporters, other clinicians and agencies/services.
  • To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of clinical work and care. To maintain high standards of care in all areas of practice in accordance with the HCPC Code of Conduct, professional guidelines and Trust Policies and Procedures.
  • To engage in your own CPD to ensure that you have the knowledge and skills to deliver high quality occupational therapy assessments and interventions.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Eligibility to high cost area supplement is conditional upon candidates residence and will be discussed on offer.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please check the Job Description and Personal Spec document for more info on the requirement for this job.

Person Specification



  • Occupational Therapy professional qualification


  • Completion of a Fieldwork Educators course



  • Relevant post qualification clinical experience
  • Experience of using relevant occupational therapy assessment and implementing interventions
  • Evidence of clinical reasoning skills
  • UK driving license and access to a car for work purposes


  • Experience of contributing to service development/project work
  • Experience of group facilitation
  • Experience of supporting students on placement

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Joseph Palmer Centre

319A Walton Rd

West Molesey


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