Clinical Occupational Therapist

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£38,762 to £45,765 a year pro-rata p.a. inc.
Closing date
19 Feb 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Band 6 Occupational Therapist (OT) to join our Greenwich based Community Mental Health Rehabilitation & Enablement service (CMHRES). This is a unique and exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and innovative professional who has experience of working with individuals with mental health problems and fully understands the rehabilitation, enablement and recovery models of evidence based clinical practice. This team focuses on the rehabilitation needs of service users who have complex mental health issues and require intensive support to promote social inclusion and facilitate greater independence. This service aims to enable Service Users to develop the right skills to improve their quality of life through independent living and effective management of their mental health difficulties.

Main duties of the job

The postholder should have an in-depth knowledge of OT interventions for the client group and have an interest in developing evidenced based OT practice and establishing standards of practice. You will also contribute to the planning, development and ongoing evaluation of OT services and take a supervisory role with junior support staff within the team with a focus on their professional development and skill enhancement.

Excellent communication skills will be imperative. It will be essential to have good organisational skills and be responsible for a defined caseload of service users who have complex mental health and rehabilitation needs in addition to providing a specific OT service, offering assessment, intervention and advice to the multi-disciplinary team. Effective and efficient liaison with other teams and agencies will be vital to ensure collaborative working for the benefit of service users.

The main aim of the Team is to focus on rehabilitation, engagement, relapse prevention and enablement to optimise the service users' ability to live independently and enjoy a good quality of life.

You will work alongside OT and multi-disciplinary colleagues, as well as working with a range of other agencies. The Oxleas Occupational Therapy Service is committed to the continuing professional development (CPD) of its staff. A well-developed supervision structure, CPD activities, and a variety of training opportunities underpin this.

About us

Oxleas - About Us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South East London and Kent and to people in prison. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,000 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, children's centres, schools and people's homes.

We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To manage a clinical caseload of identified Community Mental Health Rehabilitation & Enablement service users with complex needs.
  • To work as a member of a clinical multi-disciplinary team.
  • To work independently as a lone practitioner within the multi-disciplinary team.
  • To support the development of evidence-based OT practice within Community Mental Health Rehabilitation & Enablement services.
  • To provided assessment and interventions related to:

Social Inclusion activities.


Occupational roles and activity.
  • To feed into the development of standards of practice within Community Mental Health Rehabilitation & Enablement Services.
  • To regularly oversee the work of support workers and supervise OT students on practice placement.
  • To contribute to service development
  • To participate in research/audit activities
  • Contribute to and carry out risk assessment & risk management plans
  • To provide specialist OT advice to the MDT
  • To work independently without direct supervision
  • To follow an agreed job plan

Person Specification Registration Essential
  • Are you registered with the HCPC ?
  • Do you hold a relevant degree or graduate diploma as required by Person Specification ?
  • Post registration experience as an OT including a minimum of 2 years mental health experience

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