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Occupational Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 6

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NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Mellmead House
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum (plus HCAS)
Salary period
14/11/2021 23:59

Do you want to be part of an innovative 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.

Here at NELFT, embracing a Just and Compassionate Culture is our commitment to our colleagues and to our patients that we will support and promote a culture based on fairness, respect, honesty, and trust, ensuring that we have consistent leadership behaviours and styles across the Trust. Our vision is to create an engaging place to work in partnership, where we value diverse perspectives and work in an environment in which you feel valued, supported, understood, and developed. Our professional relationships are built on a foundation of mutual respect, trust and honesty. We are committed to welcoming and making everyone feel valued here at NELFT.

We embrace continuous learning to improve patient outcomes and we provide outstanding professional development opportunities for our workforce. If you want to grow and progress your career with an organisation that values it’s people, take the first step on an exciting career journey and join us today.

Redbridge Integrated Care Directorate invites applications for the post of Band 6 Occupational Therapist within the Community Recovery Service which incorporates community recovery and assertive outreach teams. The multi-disciplinary team provides secondary mental health services for clients in the London borough of Redbridge suffering from severe and enduring mental health difficulty. Occupational therapy has a key role to play within the team, taking the lead on promoting a recovery focussed culture and maintaining a strong network with other statutory and non-statutory services to enable improved social inclusion outcomes for service users.

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 mental health difficulties and an interest in this area alongside an understanding of recovery principles are also essential criteria for this position.

The post holder will work with other OT’s to provide specialist functional assessments including assessments of daily living skills using the Model of Human Occupational assessment tools to ascertain level of functional ability, related risk factors, level of support, and accommodation needs in order to implement community care plans, provide adaptive equipment and maintain a high standard of service user care. 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 lead on and deliver group programmes alongside other OT staff and to carry a generic caseload of care coordinated clients as a member of the multi-disciplinary team.  

The post holder will benefit from regular professional supervision within the team. There is also an established monthly 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.  



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.

High Cost Area Supplement - London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of £3,899 and a maximum payment of £4,968).



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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Arnold Perez
Job title
Clinical Lead
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0300 300 1706
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