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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/08/2020.

Lead Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 325-A-20-98418-2

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
CMHRS - SW Locality
Guildford, Surrey
£40,681.00-£46,294.00 incl. Fringe HCAS

Lead Occupational Therapist – Working Age Adults – Community

South West Surrey – covering Guildford CMHRS, Waverley CMHRS, NE Hants CMHRS and Surrey Heath CMHRS

Band 7, 18.75 hours per week

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced and motivated Lead Occupational Therapist to come and be part of a forward thinking occupational therapy service. You will be part of the localities leadership team ensuring that people who access our Community Mental Health Recovery Service and their families receive high quality, recovery focused and evidence based interventions.

The occupational therapy leadership team is committed to an extensive, coordinated CPD programme including a robust supervision structure, care groups, Trust wide training, core competence training, and annual conferences. All staff are valued for their expertise in occupationally focused interventions and specialist group therapy. The occupational therapy service has a clear focus on occupational and neuroscience, and how this can influence and enhance our practice.

We use the Model of Human Occupation to guide all our occupational therapy assessments and interventions.

Your role will include:

  • Providing high quality occupational therapy assessments and interventions to people who access the service (approximately 25% clinical work)

  • Providing clinical supervision and support to Band 5 and Band 6 OT’s within the locality

  • Contributing to the overall occupational therapy service development within the division and to the wider occupational therapy service

  • Being up to date and delivering evidence based interventions

  • Developing relationships with key people within the SW Surrey sector and the division

  • Contributing to the comprehensive CPD package

  • Evaluating and reporting on the effectiveness of interventions

You will need:

  1. Experience of and specialist skills working with people with mental health difficulties

  2. Experience of supporting the evaluation of service delivery

  3. Experience of providing supervision

  4. Experience in developing and delivering training

  5. The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team whilst maintaining an occupational focus

  6. The ability to work flexibly and independently

  7. Enthusiasm, imagination and initiative

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SABP) is one of the largest Mental Health and Learning Disability Trusts in the South East working collaboratively with, health, social care and voluntary organisations. We also work in partnership with university colleagues to develop research projects and funding streams.

This post could be based at any of the CMHRS’s listed above. Being a car driver and having access to a car for work purposes is essential for this role.

If you would like any further information please contact Louise Wiggins on or 07825732925

Please note that all salaries shown are based on whole time of 37.5 hours per week for non-medical roles and 40 hours per week for medical roles, part time roles are pro-rated accordingly.

The Trust aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee is unfairly disadvantaged on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status/civil partnership, religion/belief or trade union status. The Trust is committed to the employment and career development of people from ethnic minority backgrounds and people with disabilities.

The Trust would encourage applications from people who have experience of using Mental Health & Learning Disability Services.

We reserve the right to close this post early should we be overwhelmed by applications. Please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process. If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please do not hesitate to contact us to make an offline application within the original timeframe.

Existing work permit holders should be aware that if the post they are applying for is a promotion or with a different Trust, a new work permit application will have to made. We are unable to guarantee the outcome of the decision of the Home Office.

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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.

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