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Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 222-LS-893-OT

West London NHS Trust
Primary and Planned Mental Health Care
Ealing Recovery Team West, Southall
£32,257 to £41,308 pa inc hcas

We are immensely proud of our staff and their passion, professionalism and dedication to change people’s lives. If you share that passion, if you too want to make a difference, then come and join us.

In return you will get to work with a great team, with superb training and development opportunities, and excellent staff benefits (including relocation package).

We support 62,500 patients and carers every year, serving 700,000 residents in three of the most diverse boroughs in west London plus Broadmoor in Berkshire. The diversity of the communities we serve is matched by the diversity of our staff, of whom 56% come from BME backgrounds.

We offer the most diverse range of mental health services in England: from helping young people with eating disorders; to supporting new mums suffering post natal depression; to assessing people detained under the Mental Health Act; to running high secure services at Broadmoor Hospital. We are also creating innovative new services to combine physical and mental healthcare.

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Occupational Therapist


We have an exciting opportunity for a HCPC registered Band 6 Occupational Therapist to work within the Ealing Recovery Teams across our Planned and Primary Care Services, delivering recovery orientated interventions to support service users to improve their mental health and wellbeing. The role utilises the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) to provide specialist assessments and develop care plans together with the service users, families and carers focusing on occupation to enhance individual lives and support them to love as independently as possible and fulfils their potential.


The successful candidate will work with a multidisciplinary health and social care team. The post holder will be expected to hold a mixed caseload of service users requiring Occupational Therapy interventions and a small group of service users who require care coordination.


The service also offers a group programme, both within the team and working with the Recovery College. They will also have input into the continuing development of the borough wide group programme.


The role will offer opportunities to support more junior members of staff including providing supervision. In conjunction with other staff there will be opportunities to develop the OT role across the service.


The role requires applicants to have previous experience in mental health and preferably particular community experience. Applicants must have been working as a Band 5 achieving their full KSF outline or already working at a Band 6 level to meet the job description.


West London Mental Health trust offers a number of opportunities including regular supervision and comprehensive CPD packages. Each year OT specific training is provided in line with service need and current evidence base. In addition to this yearly OT development days take place for local services to share best practice and review current service provision.






We positively welcome applications from people with a lived experience of either mental health conditions or learning disabilities and people who represent diverse communities


*Applicants may be offered equivalent roles in other boroughs if they are not successful in their application to this position, but are nevertheless judged by the interviewing panel to have the skills and experience necessary. You will be asked at interview whether you would consider other equivalent positions if these become available shortly after your interview

For further details / informal visits contact:

For an informal discussion or to arrange an informal visit, please contact:


Fiona O’Driscoll – Lead OT –

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 Mental 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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