Band 6 Occuptional Therapist

Band 6

Main area
Mental Health
Band 6
Fixed Term 6 Months
Full Time 37.5 Hours per week
Job ref
First Avenue Resource Centre, 103 First Avenue
£30,550 to £40,104 pa HCA Inc.
27/05/2018 23:59

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2016. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients.

We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.


The Newham Mental Health Care of Older People Occupational Therapy Service requires Band 6 Occupational Therapists to work with older adults in the Community Mental Health Team based from First Avenue Resource Centre in Plaistow. A six months secondment/fixed term (possible acting up opportunity)

The Occupational Therapist is part of the established multi-disciplinary team and the role is to undertake specific Occupational Therapy assessment and interventions of referred individuals, the emphasis is on supporting the person to achieve their goals in self-care, productivity and leisure to continue to live at home;  via individual or group interventions. There are also opportunities for joint working with other team members.

As part of the Occupational Therapy team you would work in collaboration with the Senior and  Head Occupational Therapists to develop the Occupational Therapy services in Newham.
There are regular CMHT and Occupational Therapy team meetings, opportunities for clinical and professional development, supervision and yearly appraisal. Supported by the Head & Senior Occupational Therapist and CMHT Team manager.

For further information and/or to arrange an informal visit please contact Anne Gnanapragasam Head Occupational Therapist Tel: 020 8821 0900 or 07974768054

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Anne Gnanapragasam, telephone 020 8821 0900, email

If you have problems applying, contact

0207 655 4127