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Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 325-A-19-73965-5

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Adult Mental Health
Unither House, Chertsey
£25,424 - £31,617 incl. Fringe HCAS

Please note that from 1st October 2017 all our our services and premises will be Smoke Free.

An excellent 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 CMHRS, including a variety of occupationally focused programmes, to support people in their individual recovery journey. These interventions include:

  • Occupation Matters Programme – a 20-week group which utilises Lifestyle Redesign© principles. This programme was developed within the Trust and has had a 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

We use Model of Human Occupation to guide all our occupational therapy assessments and interventions. We are particularly focusing on embedding occupational science and neuroscience into our practice. Occupational Therapists are leading on a number of quality improvement projects which include the impact of comprehensive OT assessment (which include the Assessment of Motor and Process skills) on self-directed packages of care and continuing to enhance the recovery culture within the CMHRSs.

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

You would be working alongside two Band 6 Occupational Therapist within the Runnymede and Spelthorne Community Mental Health Recovery Team. This post also gives you an opportunity to develop skills in care coordinating service users with an occupational therapy focus.

We offer a structured and well supported Band 5 occupational therapy Development Programme. This innovative scheme offers a development pathway for new graduates and more experienced Band 5 Occupational Therapist to become skilled specialist clinicians with a good range of knowledge and understanding.

The Development Pathway includes:

  • Participation in The Royal College of OT preceptorship programme
  • Core skills training
  • Mentoring from Practice Development Lead
  • Regular supervision
  • Attendance at the OT Forum (CPD event) and annual conference

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.


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 would like any further information please contact Louise Wiggins (Senior Clinical Lead for Occupational Therapy) on 07825732925 or Miranda Ashwood (Occupational Therapist at Runnymede and Spelthorne CMHRS on 01932 587060

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.

Please ensure you read the person specification as your application will be judged against this.

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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