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Occupational Therapist

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently offering an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our lively and busy multi-disciplinary team.

This role is exciting and challenging and the focus will be on, assessment of the occupational performance needs and developing intervention plans, with a caseload of service users who are under our Acute Mental Health Services in the Southwest. This covers both an inpatient ward as well as a Reablement Team (community based).

This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to enhance and develop their skills as an Occupational Therapist. You will need to enjoy working in a busy environment, managing multiple priorities, and be able to work under pressure.

We can offer you the opportunity to work in a supportive team, with regular support and in-service training from your line manager to further develop your skills in this area of work.

If this sounds of interest to you and you would like to find out more, then we would love to hear from you!

Please see job description for further information of the role.

For more information about this post, please contact Anne Rodrigues on 01962 897744 or

Main duties of the job

*To manage a defined caseload from the acute ward and Reablement service, using evidence based/service user centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions.

*To take the lead for service users with more complex occupational performance needs on the OT and Reablement caseload.

*To provide leadership for junior staff, through supervision and appraisal.

*To participate in the planning, development and evaluation of OT services, holding responsibility for defined projects.

*To contribute to the maintenance and development of the Trust OT Service.

*To regularly supervise OT students on practice placement.

*To work closely with the CMHT to enable smooth transition of service users from hospital to the community.

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 select and apply Occupational Therapy assessments for a designated caseload, 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 OT goals as part of the overall care plan, using specialist mental health and OT assessment tools.

*To manage a caseload of service users with complex mental health needs, taking on the role of care co-ordinator and/or vocational lead where relevant

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

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

*To demonstrate and apply a high level of understanding of the effect of disability and provide training and advice on lifestyles changes and adaptations to the service users social and physical environment

*To assess the occupational needs of a defined client group and establish and evaluate appropriate treatment programmes.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Diploma/degree in OT
  • Documented evidence of continuing professional development
  • Practice Placement qualification within one year of appointment
  • Post graduate training relevant to mental health/learning disability or specialist training
  • Eg Southern Groupwork Course
Experience Essential
  • Document evidence of Continuing professional development
  • 3 years post registration experience including at least 2 years within mental health
  • Experience of audit procedures

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