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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/12/2020.

Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 222-LS-CARMHS-61

West London NHS Trust
Occupational Therapist
12541 Robin Ward OTs, Hounslow
£28,691 - £35,207 Per Annum

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of NHS mental and physical care in the UK. We are rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and ‘outstanding’ for caring and our forensic services.

We are here to care for people with mental and physical illness, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for children, adults and older people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries, care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

Our physical healthcare services include intermediate care services in Ealing as part of the Community Independence Service partnership.

Our national, specialist and forensic services include:

  • Medium secure services on the St Bernard’s Hospital site in Ealing
  • Services for people with complex and severe personality disorder at the Cassel Hospital in Richmond
  • High secure services at Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire

We are a teaching Trust with a growing research portfolio, working with academic and industry partners.

Our 3400 staff are dedicated to improving lives, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

Occupational Therapist, Band 5

Adult Community Mental Health Rehabilitation

West London NHS Trust, Hounslow Community Rehabilitation Team

With West London NHS Trust’s planned expansion and development of its community rehabilitation service in the three boroughs it serves, Hounslow, Ealing and Hammersmith and Fulham, the team is looking to recruit a dynamic and hard working Band 5 occupational therapist to support the service delivery of its rehabilitation pathway for referred service users. This is to achieve their recovery goals, improve function and live the best life possible.

The team works with adults of working age with severe and enduring mental illness to help maximise independent functioning and actively promote recovery and social inclusion through the use of evidence based and person centred interventions.

With the team expansion, this will be a perfect opportunity for the successful applicant to contribute, make a difference and shape the community rehabilitation service OT provision in Hounslow to make it more flexible, responsive and accessible. This role will offer you a chance not only develop your clinical skills but also give you opportunity to contribute to service development.

The role is solely occupational therapy with no case management. Your occupational therapy specific work will include assessment, individual interventions and delivering the innovative group programme. Opportunities exist to co-work with other professions including vocational services and psychological therapies.

As a Trust, we have excellent relationships with local universities and provide many student placements throughout the academic year. This supports our commitment to the AHPs of the future and ensures we have up to date knowledge of the profession, whilst keeping abreast of the positives and challenges our newly qualified staff are experiencing.

In this role you will work closely with the wider clinical team, inpatients services, Early Interventions Service, community mental health team, housing sector as well as a wide variety of local 3rd Sector organisations. The post holder will receive line management supervision from the team manager and profession specific supervision from the Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist for community rehabilitation. Training and development needs are identified through appraisal and supervision, and the Trust has excellent opportunities for training.

You will be based at the Hounslow Community Rehabilitation Team, Lakeside Mental Health Unit, Isleworth TW7 6AF. For further information please contact Lemuel Florece, Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist for Rehabilitation, on 0208 483 2106

For further details / informal visits contact: or Ian Merrick, professional lead for community occupational therapy on 07894 708896 or at

We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications. If you do not hear back from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

All staff identified as at-risk and who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly.

We offer Relocation packages for some positions (including Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses) - a relocation allowance of up to £8000 is offered for those who meet a required criteria.

Registered Nurses are required to produce their current NMC Revalidation documents/Portfolio at the assessment centre for verification, unless you are a newly qualified nurse from University.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to West London NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, you will be required to undergo a pre-employment check which can take between 4-8 weeks. After which your information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Please ensure you include professional email addresses and contact numbers for your referees which MUST be at supervisory or managerial capacity covering the last 3 years of employment to date to avoid delay in the recruitment process. If your current/most recent organisation is an NHS trust, we will be requesting one reference from your current line manager/HR department.

West London NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults, eliminating discrimination for all groups and achieving equality of opportunity regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexuality. We aim to create a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve at all levels of seniority within the Trust. We are therefore particularly interested in receiving applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds’.

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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