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.
We are looking for an experienced OT with mental health experience to join West Hillingdon’s Community Mental Health Team (CMHT). Please note that the post-holder will hold a pure OT caseload and will not hold any Care-Coordination responsibilities. This is an excellent opportunity for the post holder to specialise their OT skills within an Adult CMHT setting. If you are an OT who strives for excellent and wants to develop to your full potential then we would welcome your application.
OT is considered to be a crucial part of the MDT, enabling recovery principles and having unique and specialised skills to contribute towards the wider MDT. The OT Team is well-established and consists of 1 Specialist/ Lead OT, 2 Senior Band 6 OT’s and 1 Band 5 OT. The team also greatly benefits from having a Senior Peer Support Worker who helps co-facilitate groups and offers co-produced, recovery focused interventions.
The post holder will provide an OT-specific role within the team, conducting assessments, facilitating group-work, and offering OT interventions. There is also an excellent opportunity to work alongside the Trust’s Recovery and Well-being College, co-facilitating Recovery courses. The post holder will also engage in partnership working within the Borough with Adult Learning courses and other work with our partner agencies and third sector organisations.
There are opportunities for professional development in a senior role including undertaking supervision of junior staff and students. This would include providing line management and supervision for a Peer Support Worker and Band 5 OT.
The post is located at Mill House, which is based in Uxbridge. The West Hillingdon catchment area mainly covers the Uxbridge and West Drayton area. A car driver or use of other motorised transport e.g. moped or motorbike is a desirable but is not an essential requirement for this role as there is good public transport in and around the Borough.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Applicants must have a qualification in OT and be registered with HCPC. Post graduate experience within an adult mental health setting is essential and community experience is desirable. Applicants must be able to work both autonomously and effectively within a team.
For further details / informal visits contact:
NameTallis MurphyJob titleLead OT for Hillingdons Adult Community Mental Health ServicesEmail [email protected] number07784293639