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Occupational Therapist

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
21 Feb 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Would you like to be part of developing Occupational Therapy services within Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, mid&north Hampshire?

We are excited to develop Occupational Therapy services that work in close collaboration with the adult mental health multi disciplinary teams, to offer service users person centred, recovery focused care that optimises prognoses and health outcomes.

The post holder will be working within the community Reablement Team, with service users in their own home/communities, applying Occupational Therapy principles of goal setting, prioritising goals, recognising strengths and grading/adapting activities, to support an individual to engage in meaningful occupation, thereby maximise function and improve quality of life/support mental health recovery.

The role includes travel across the Basingstoke, Winchester and Andover areas. The post holder will be part of a supportive team, whom are passionate about and value Occupational Therapy intervention, and how OT can contribute toward an individuals mental health recovery.

Occupational Therapy provision covers community (Reablement Team) and inpatient (Parklands Hospital, Basingstoke) in the mid and north Hants division.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work across the mid and north division supporting service users in their local community and home environments. The reablement team provides support to adults who have an open referral to their local community mental health team (Basingstoke, Winchester,, Andover)..

The expectation is that the post holder will work with service users to maximise function, using Occupational Therapy techniques as the main medium of assessment and intervention and applying client focused principles throughout. The post holder will be expected to complete assessments as well as provide some interventions as deemed appropriate by both group work and individual sessions. The post holder will have a working understanding of the principles of recovery through the use of goal setting and problem solving.

The post holder will be a qualified Occupational Therapist, and be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description Job responsibilities


*To undertake Occupational Therapy assessments using the Canadian Model of Occupational Performance, addressing occupational performance and skill deficits, enabling the service user in areas of self-maintenance, productivity and leisure.

*To work with service users to identify goals as part of the overall care plan

*To plan and implement individual and/or group interventions, in collaboration with the service user, using graded activity to achieve therapeutic goals.

*To monitor and evaluate treatment in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of the intervention.

*To carry out home visits and community work within given guidelines.

*To build knowledge of appropriate community resources and access these for service users where appropriate.

*To delegate work as appropriate to junior staff.

*To work with Community Mental Health Team's and Ward Clinical Teams, as part of wider MDT, and support these teams where necessary.


*To establish effective communication networks with service users and carers, team members, other colleagues and other agencies.

*To work as a member of the multidisciplinary teams, contributing to clinical decisions. This includes contributing to 2nd opinion decisions under the Mental Health Act.

*To provide support and education to service users and carers regarding aspects of Occupational Therapy.

*To comment on local service procedures/guidelines as part of the Reablement team.

*Experience of working and communicating across a variety of multi disciplinary teams.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy.
  • Registration with HCPC.

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