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Senior Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 274-LPFT7693

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Gainsborough CMHT, Community Mental Health Team, Health Clinic, Hickman street
£32,306 to £39,027 pa

Here at LPFT, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

We employ around 2,700 staff who are pivotal in our success.

Do you want to join a Trust rated by our own staff as one of the best mental health trusts in England, located in a county heralded as a fantastic place to live and work?

We provide mental health, learning disability and autism services to a local population of over 755,000 across 45 sites, as well as specialist services for children and young people.

Gainsborough Community Mental Health Team

Senior Occupational Therapist

Gainsborough Community Mental Health team (CMHT) are looking to recruit a qualified HCPC registered Occupational Therapist to join our team. We are seeking only the best candidates that really want to make a difference and to deliver our Trust vision: To support people to live well in their communities. The Occupational Therapist will work with the multidisciplinary team and help some of the most vulnerable members of society suffering from serious mental illness. You will deliver Occupational Therapy service provision with a focus on maintaining person centred recovery skills. You will offer time limited support to our patients in meeting their identified recovery needs and goals.

The successful candidate will be working alongside the existing team and will support the team by creating, formulating individual interventions and care plans to support people with mental health needs to live their lives to the optimum. You will also assist with delivering our stabilisation groups and provide psychoeducation, providing information to patients and family members to better understand their illness. You will act as lead professional and manage a caseload; this will include a balance of both generic and specific OT work. The ideal candidate will have good networking skills. You will need to be able to link in with other services such as the Integrated Based Placed Teams, Neighbourhood Teams, and voluntary services.

Gainsborough CMHT provides help for adults of working age (18-64) with a Severe and Enduring mental illness or a long-term mental disorder. The service will work with Service Users to reduce distress, maintain independence and integrity of care networks, shorten illness, prevent relapse, promote recovery and social inclusion, and minimise the impact of disabilities.

Does this sound like something you would be interested in? Let’s have a discussion about what opportunities are available in Gainsborough. To arrange an informal discussion regarding the job role please contact

In return we can offer a wide range of enhanced benefits including:
• Excellent career development with close working relationships with the University of Lincoln.
• Regular clinical group supervision facilitated by our Psychologist.
• Regular management supervision and annual appraisal.
• Free onsite parking.
• Childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme.

We are leading the way with mental health transformation projects. Multi-million-pound schemes to transform patient environments and radically redesign community services are currently underway, as part of our commitment to reshaping the future of mental healthcare.

We believe the key to high quality patient care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in the Care Quality Commission rating us as ‘outstanding’ for well led and ‘good’ overall, and 75% of our staff recommending us as a place to work.

We offer options for flexible working and provide development pathways and opportunities. We have a proud partnership with the University of Lincoln and the Lincoln Medical School, which has expanded our academic offerings to nurture talent across the Trust.

We are committed to ensuring our workforce is diverse at all levels. We are currently under-represented particularly at senior leadership level, so we welcome applications from women, people with disabilities, people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, and those from the LGBT communities.

We support and celebrate diversity. We have active staff network groups for Black Asian Minority Ethnics (BAME), Lesbian Gay Bi-Sexual Transgender (LGBT+), staff with Mental and Physical Lived Experience (MAPLE) and our dedicated groups for men and women. We are a Silver Standard Employer with ENEI, were in the top 100 organisations in the county within the Stonewall Index (in 2019), and have been a finalist for the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Mental Health Trust of the Year Award two years in a row.

We offer 24-hour services within our Inpatient, Crisis and SPA teams, if you are successfully appointed to posts in these areas or others that might have specified, you will be required to work unsociable hours and shift patterns.

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