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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/11/2020.

Occupational Therapist - Band 5 Development Post

Job Reference: 325-A-20-103527-2

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Guildford Community Mental Health Recovery Service
Farnham Road Hospital, Guildford, Surrey
£26,152 - £32,145 inc. Fringe HCAS

An excellent full time (37.5 hours) opportunity has arisen to come and be part of our dynamic and awarding winning occupational therapy service. As a service we have developed innovative ways of delivering occupational therapy in the Community Mental Health Recovery Services, including a variety of occupationally focused programmes. We use the Model of Human Occupation to guide all our occupational therapy assessments and interventions.

The interventions that you will be part of facilitating include:

  • Occupation Matters Programme – a 20 week group which utilises Lifestyle Redesign© principles. This programme was developed within the Trust and has had a really positive impact on the lives of people who access our services.
  • Recovery through Occupation – 6 week group which uses the Re-Motivation process to improve an individual’s motivation and social skills. Participants make significant improvements on the Volitional Questionnaire during this intervention. This is co-facilitated with Community Connections.
  • New Horizons – our occupational therapy led discharge pathway enabling people to reconnect with their communities and previous roles to support a smooth transition from secondary services
  • Individual occupational therapy
  • Comprehensive occupational therapy assessments

The occupational therapy leadership team is committed to an extensive, co-ordinated CPD programme including supervision, care groups, Trust wide trainings, core competence training, and annual conferences. Staff are valued for their expertise in occupationally focussed interventions and specialist group therapy.

This post is a Band 5 development post which is an amazing opportunity to develop your occupational therapy skills through participating in the Developing Specialist Scheme provided by the Trust.

The Developing Specialist Scheme includes:

  • Preceptorship

  • Core skills training

  • OT forums

  • Regular supervision

Once the agreed competencies have been completed then you will progress to a Band 6 Occupational Therapist.

This post is open to newly qualified occupational therapist. Access to a car for work purposes is essential for this community post.

This post also provides an opportunity to develop skills in care coordinating individuals with an occupational therapy focus and being part of the assessment team. 50% of the post is completing pure occupational therapy, 50% is providing care coordination for people who have occupational needs.

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SABP) is one of the largest Mental Health 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.

If you are creative, committed to lifelong learning, good at using your initiative, and are committed to providing a high quality occupational therapy with recovery on your agenda then apply today.

If you have any questions please contact Louise Wiggins (Professional Lead for Occupational Therapy) at 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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