Community Mental Health Hub Occupational Therapist

Central and North West
North K&C Community Mental health Hub, London
Competitive salary
08 May 2021
13 May 2021
Role Type
Start Date
CNWL (Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust) has almost 7,000 staff providing integrated healthcare to a third of London's population, Milton Keynes and areas beyond. We involve service users, carers, the public, staff and partner organisations in the way that we are run.

Our catchment area spans diverse communities, with over 100 first languages spoken. It contains areas of great affluence as well as areas of much deprivation. We are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them, and we actively encourage involvement from local people who can help make a difference. We're proud of our diversity and we continue to undertake new initiatives to advance equality for LGBT+, BME and people with disabilities to promote good relations and understanding between our staff.

We are recognised locally, nationally and internationally for providing high quality, innovative healthcare. We aim to employ only the best people, and our experts are frequently called upon to contribute to national health strategy and policy, and many models of our care have been adapted for use in other countries.

We offer a generous relocation package (subject to eligibility assessment) and flexible working options, including bank assignments for most roles. See attached Staff Reward and Wellbeing Handbook detailing our benefits, discounts and wellbeing intiatives for staff.

Become part of our team. We care for you as much as you care for others.

Come and join us and be one of the friendly and supportive 300 Occupational Therapists (OTs) in CNWL. We work in many different teams in both physical and mental health, as well as a number of specialist areas. You could have a career for life with us and maintain your dual skills.

OT in CNWL is very fortunate in having a long established professional structure and this includes an AHP director, Trust wide Professional Head of OT, borough and specialist Head OTs. This has the huge benefit of ensuring representation of our profession at all levels - both strategically and operationally. Personal and professional development is a high priority for the profession and is underpinned by our OT R&D strategy, R& D specialist groups and OT clinical networks. This enables us to invest in the development of our staff by providing excellent internal training as well as commissioning specialised external training and providing quality supervision. This ensures all our OTs reach their full potential at every stage of their career. Our commitment to research, audit and EBP is made possible by our strong links with local universities.

We actively support the next generation of OTs through apprenticeships, student placements and the promotion of the profession as a career in schools. We are proud of the diversity in our workforce but have invested time in supporting and developing this further through our BAME OT group. If you are an OT who strives for excellence and wants to develop to your full potential then we would welcome your application.

We recognise that Band 6's are often the backbone of our clinical teams and we will therefore support their development both clinically and managerially. You will have opportunities to supervise staff, be an educator and have access to both internal and external training.

Vacancy Information:

We are currently recruiting Band 6 Occupational Therapists to work within the Kensington & Chelsea Adult Community Mental Health Team Hubs. We are seeking enthusiastic, flexible and motivated team players with a degree or diploma in Occupational Therapy, HCPC Registration and a minimum of two years post qualification experience working in mental health settings. You will be joining the teams at an exciting time of transformation with the opportunity to develop your role.

The Occupational Therapists in the teams provide case work for clients and OT specific interventions. The postholder will support clients with their health and wellbeing goals, set up and facilitate groups / clinics and provide recovery focussed interventions. The work will involve the provision of functional assessments and home assessments to individuals as required which may include recommendations for environmental adaptations, equipment/aids and support packages to maximise independence.

As part of our current community transformation programme the Occupational Therapists in the teams play a key role in supporting services users to benefit from the wide range of community opportunities in the borough and have a valuable role in facilitating discharges and transfers. There will be opportunity to work creatively in establishing your role and you should have excellent communication skills and effective team working to establish good relationships with other services and to build partnerships with the many organisations in the borough.

The post holder will have the opportunity to work with the CNWL Recovery & Wellbeing College in co-producing and facilitating recovery focused courses and workshops as a part of the Kensington and Chelsea Recovery College spoke.

Clinical and professional supervision will be provided plus good team support and training opportunities. Supervision of junior staff and offering practice placements to OT students is a part of the role. CNWL NHS Foundation Trust provides excellent support and opportunities for training and development.

The Community team hubs are located at Nightingale Place, Chelsea SW10 and Barlby Road, W10 and support a diverse population. The multi-disciplinary teams are comprised of other Occupational Therapists, Medical staff, Nurses, Psychology, Social Workers, Support workers, Peer Support and an Employment Specialist in addition to close links with Arts Psychotherapies.

Interview Date: TBC

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Jo Batten
Job title Adult Mental health Lead OT K&C
Email address

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CNWL NHS Foundation Trust are committed to safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults.

Due to the high response levels we receive for some vacancies, we may expire any of them prior to the advertised closing date and advise you to submit your application as soon as possible.

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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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