Inpatient Occupational Therapist

Main area
Mental Health
37.5 hours per week
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C&H Ruth Seifert
£31878 to £42046 pa inc HCA
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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.


An exciting opportunity has arisen within the award winning Therapy and Life Skill service in City and Hackney Centre for Mental Health. We are now seeking creative, dynamic and enthusiastic occupational therapist to work within in-patient services.

This is an exciting opportunity will give the right candidate great chance to provide an excellent service to an established team serving the adult population of Hackney. This will include individual assessment and treatment planning, group-work and liaising with community resources.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop skills within junior managerial task and recovery focus work, in a supportive environment as the right candidate will work alongside experienced senior staff from Occupational Therapy, Art Psychotherapy, Social Work, and Nursing, and will receive regular supervision and appraisal. There is a range of internal and external training opportunities, together with team assistant support groups.

If you would like to work in a friendly and dynamic service committed to high standards of service provision. This is the post for you. The position would suit a person who thrives on working in a stimulating environment and is motivated to strengthen their clinical and individual skills. You will work in modern premises and crche facilities are available.

Enquiries: For further information please contact Fung Tang on 020 8510 8630.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such 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 to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Enquiries: For further information please contact Fung Tang on 020 8510 8630.

If you have problems applying, contact

0207 655 4165