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Occupational Therapist

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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Mellmead House
£23,023 - £29,608 plus HCA pa
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Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

Redbridge Integrated Care Directorate invites applications for the post of Band 5 Occupational Therapist/Care co-ordinator within the Community Recovery Service.

The multi-disciplinary team provides secondary mental health services for clients in the London borough of Redbridge suffering from severe and enduring mental health problems.

Occupational therapy has a key role to play within the team, taking the lead on promoting a recovery focused culture and maintaining a strong network with other statutory and non-statutory services to enable improved social inclusion outcomes for service users.

The post holder will care co-ordinate a caseload of service users, providing both health and social care support. The post holder will also work alongside our team of band 6 & 7 OT’s to provide specialist OT functional assessments and interventions. The post holder will utilise MOHO assessment tools as well other outcome measures and tools to provide comprehensive OT assessment and intervention to our service users. They will provide specialist recovery/vocational/social inclusion focused assessments and advice, with an emphasis on supporting clients with their employment, education and training goals.

The post holder would also be expected to facilitate and support in developing group programmes alongside other OT staff.

The post holder will benefit from regular professional supervision within the team. There is also an established OT CPD network in the borough with opportunities to develop professionally alongside OTs from other mental health, community health and children’s health service settings. The post holder will be an active member of this group and have access to some profession specific training and development as well as mandatory and role specific CPD as provided through the team.

NELFT offers excellent opportunities for career development for occupational therapists across the range of services it operates and has well embedded systems of appraisal and professional support.  

A degree/diploma in Occupational Therapy is essential, along with registration with the HCPC confirming fitness to practice.   Experience of working with clients who have severe and enduring mental health problems and an interest in this area alongside an understanding of recovery principles are also essential criteria for this position. We welcome newly qualified OTs and offer a Preceptorship program.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Assessment/Interview info

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment.  As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High Cost Area Supplement - London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,659 to a maximum of £4,664).

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Susie Mcintosh 0300 300 1706 ext 67612

Community Recovery Team

Senior Occupational Therapist

If you have problems applying, contact

0300 300 1530 Option 2