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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 09/03/2021.

Advanced Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 338-2942263-21

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
Occupational Therapy
Humber Centre, Hull
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust are proud award winners of the HSJ Provider of the Year 2019

We are looking for a highly experienced, knowledgeable and motivated Band 7 Occupational Therapist, who is excited by the opportunity and challenge of working alongside professional colleagues in a dynamic Forensic Mental Health Service.

Secure Services in the Humber, Coast and Vale region are entering a period of transformation and re-design in line with work across the integrated care system, so an Advanced OT would be required to offer leadership and advice, from an OT perspective, to contribute to this developing agenda.

It would be beneficial therefore for interested applicants to have a sound knowledge and understanding of community and inpatient settings, and of the services available for all populations in the criminal justice system.

The post holder will be expected to work autonomously, and as part of a multi-disciplinary team, to provide Occupational Therapy assessment and consultation at an advanced level of practise. The applicant needs to have good OT knowledge and skills, understand professional models, and know how to apply and interpret standardised tools in a range of settings. The OT service in the Trust is particularly keen to support and develop all OT clinicians in the use of the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO), Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS), Sensory Integration (SI), Occupational Formulation (OF) and other evidence-based approaches with good outcomes in the forensic field.

This clinical post therefore is ideal for Occupational Therapists who are skilled at engaging and motivating people, understand the value and potential of good occupational functioning and performance, and enjoy working with forensic patients.

As part of their leadership responsibilities the post holder will ensure that service provision meets service user need, CQC standards and legislative frameworks.

In addition the Advanced OT, in consultation with Senior Managers and Ward Managers, will oversee the professional input and supervision of Senior OT’s (Band 6) and Rotational OT’s (Band 5), as well as a number of Associate Practitioner OT’s (Band 4) and support staff in the Service as required.

It is essential to the role that the post holder can develop effective relationships with professional colleagues, through multi-disciplinary team working and also with patients/service users, and therefore good communication and presentation skills are highly desirable in this post.

Clinical interventions will take place on Wards and in Communal locations within the Humber Centre, and in community locations dependent on a range of forensic factors and legal requirements, and step down options, and community forensic outreach, offer additional opportunities for working with patients/ service users across the full spectrum of forensic mental health.

Occupational therapists are managed within their Divisional Structures, supported by senior colleagues within the team, and the Advanced Occupational Therapist has access to professional supervision and support from OT / AHP Leads in the Trust.

All Band 7 OT’s are part of a Senior OT network, and the OT’s in the forensic services are an integral part of a wider Mental Health Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Group.

Training and personal and professional development is encouraged by the Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust, and the Occupational Therapy service is also very committed to undergraduate / apprentice student education.

Why work for us?

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust provides a broad range of community and inpatient mental health services, community services (including therapies), learning disability services, healthy lifestyle support and addiction services to approximately 600,000 people. The Trust has been rated Good by the Care Quality Commission. The Trust is also proud to be HSJ Provider of the Year 2019 award winners.

We employ approximately 2,800 staff across more than 79 sites at locations throughout Hull, the East Riding of Yorkshire, Whitby and Scarborough. We deliver Mental Health Services, Specialist Services for Children, Forensic Services, Community and Learning Disability Services, as well as having eight GP Practices across the locality.

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust - a multi-specialty health and social care teaching provider. We aim to be a leading provider of integrated health services, recognised for the care compassion and commitment of our staff and known as a great employer and a valued partner.

The Trust works closely with our academic partners, including Hull York Medical School (HYMS) and Hull University, nurturing and developing a workforce of doctors, nurses and other health and social care professionals of the future.

At Humber we believe our people are our greatest asset and therefore we are committed to developing, growing and rewarding our workforce. As an employee at Humber you will benefit from pay in line with Agenda for Change, NHS pension, training and development, annual appraisal, generous annual leave entitlement and flexible working options to enable you to achieve a healthy work/life balance.


Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust serves the rural populations of Hull, the East Riding of Yorkshire and North Yorkshire. Hull has benefitted from being included The Guardian’s ‘Hot List’ of places to visit and rated by Rough Guides as one of the top ten cities in the world to see. The nearby town of Beverley was named by The Sunday Times as one of the ten best places to live in the north. The area boasts a wide array of diverse property from coastal cottages to riverside apartments. Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire offer some of the most competitive house prices in the country, with access to excellent schools and further and higher education providers.


Please note that if there is a high volume of applications we reserve the right to close the vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date.

This post will be subject to successful completion of a 6 month probationary period where applicable, further details would be included within any offer letter.

Applicants who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome to apply and will be considered alongside all other applicants. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. Further information is available on the UK Border Agency website.

If required for the post the ability to commute within the Trusts geographical area with access to the appropriate means of transport would be essential.

We will apply for a Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service for the successful candidate if this is required for the post. Anyone applying for a position which involves a regulated activity will require an enhanced Disclosure & Barring check and that the disclosure will, where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children or working with adults or both.

IMPORTANT: Should your application be successfully shortlisted, you will be contacted to attend an interview electronically to the email address provided at the time of the application. It is important therefore, that you CHECK YOUR EMAILS/NHS JOBS ACCOUNT on a regular basis.

If you are not contacted by the Trust within six weeks of the closing date of the vacancy, your application will have been unsuccessful on this occasion. We would however like to thank you for the interest you have shown in the Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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