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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/08/2020.

Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 364-1069CH-P

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Occupational Therapy
Basildon Mental Health Unit, Basildon
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum + High Cost Allowance

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) is an award winning Trust that provides health and social care services for a population of 1.3million people in Essex, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, and Luton. CQC says we’re still GOOD and now we’re OUTSTANDING for caring!

We employ 5,000 people working across more than 200 sites.

Our services include:

Mental health services

  • We provide a wide range of treatment and support to young people, adults and older people experiencing mental illness both as inpatients and within the community. This includes treatment in secure and specialised settings.

Community health services

  • Our diverse range of community health services provide support and treatment to both adults and children. We deliver this care in community hospitals, health centres, GP surgeries and in people’s homes.

Learning disabilities services

  • We provide crisis support and inpatient services and our community learning disability teams work in partnership with local councils to provide assessment and support for adults with learning disabilities.

Social care

  • We provide personalised social care support to people with a range of needs, including people with learning disabilities or mental illness, supporting people to live independently.

We are looking for individuals to join the EPUT team and be part of transforming services in our communities.

In return we can offer exceptional education, training and development opportunities as well as a wide range of benefits, which include flexible working opportunities, salary sacrifice schemes and the opportunity to buy or sell up to one week of annual leave to support a healthy work-life balance. In addition to this the Trust also offers a generous relocation package where applicants meet the eligibility criteria.

Our approach to recruitment is values based and applicant's must be able to demonstrate the organisations values and behaviours.

Occupational Therapist - Band 6

Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team Basildon MHU

If you are looking for a change and a new challenge this could be the opportunity you are looking for. A vacancy has arisen for a Band 6 Senior Occupational Therapist working within the Crisis Resolution Home Treatment team, based at Basildon MHU.

This post will particularly suit a motivated, experienced, treatment focussed and skilled occupational therapist, who is competent in the management of clients with a focus on utilising Occupational Therapy approaches and interventions that support recovery through this time of crisis care. We are seeking a resilient enthusiastic individual who is committed to the provision of therapy within the home treatment service. You’ll be working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, including nurses, another Occupational Therapist, support workers, psychiatrists and psychology. It is important that you are able to work autonomously with clients managing your own caseload staff whilst adopting a flexible and positive approach (there may also be some opportunity for developing group work across a care pathway).

As an individual you will have commitment to continue your own development and actively participate in providing a variety of learning opportunities for the team and service. In return we offer excellent training and development through our Workforce Development Department and within the service. Support is maintained through regular supervision and appraisal to assist you the successful candidate in setting realistic objectives enabling you in maintaining a positive attitude towards delivering quality customer care.


  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme

Thinking of returning to practice as an Allied Health Professional (AHP)

At EPUT we are keen to explore our local communities for Allied Health Professionals who are thinking of, or ready to return to practice. The AHPs who work in EPUT include Occupational Therapists, Podiatrists, Physiotherapists, Dietitians, Speech and Language Therapists and Art, Drama and Music Therapists. We understand that family, caring responsibilities and other personal circumstances can make it difficult to continue working as an AHP.

If your circumstances have changed and you are thinking of returning to work please contact us. We have a number of options to support you through the HCPC return to practice requirements; from completing your days of updating as a supportive employer, to paid return to practice and direct transition into a qualified role (dependent on return to the register in an agreed timescale).

Interested? Please contact (Deputy Chief AHP) to start your journey or find out more- we look forward to hearing from you.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Martin Cleverley, Consultant Occupational Therapist: email Tel: 07554334728



As a newly appointed employee you are responsible for incurring the cost of your initial DBS check relevant to your post, the amount will be deducted from your first salary with the Trust.

Applications for Job Share are positively welcomed

Our Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We particularly welcome applications from people with experience of using mental health services. We also hold the Disability two tick symbol and have made the pledge to commit to employing more people with learning disabilities, we encourage people with a disability to apply. If you require this application form in another format i.e. Braille or audio tape etc, please contact the Recruitment Department on 01375 364513 or email and we can arrange for this to be dispatched to you.

The Trust has the right to expire vacancies prior to the closing date if they so wish. The Trust makes every attempt to contact all applicants and we strongly advise that you check the email account which is registered with NHS Jobs reguarly, we would advise however due to the high number of applications we receive that if you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date your application has been unsuccessful on this occassion.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to robust safer recruitment processes.

Our vision is “working to improve lives” and we achieve this in line with our organisational values of being compassionate, empowering and open.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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