Senior OT Band 6

Band 6

Main area
occupational therapy
Band 6
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
BED Early Interventon Cwide, Twinwoods Health Resource Centre Milton Road, Bedford MK41 6AT
£26,963 to £36,644 pa
27/07/2018 23:59
Interview date

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 for an experienced Occupational Therapist to work in the
Bedfordshire and Luton Early Intervention in Psychosis Service [EIPS]. The service aims to provide early and sustained engagement to people experiencing a first episode of psychosis. We aim to work with these people to maximise their social and personal recovery by delivering a range of evidence-based interventions within a collaborative framework.
This helps to reduce the impact of a first episode of psychosis, foster hope that recovery is possible and maximises the quality of life of service users and their families.

The post holder is responsible for the community care coordination of a defined caseload of service users experiencing a first episode of psychosis and will work closely with them and their families. The post holder will be required to complete specialist and comprehensive assessment of needs and develop and implement an evidence based plan of care. They will work as part of and be supported by a multi-disciplinary team focusing on recovery and social inclusion. The role will include the use of a range of psycho-social interventions and raising awareness initiatives. Occupational Therapists work as an integral part of Community Teams providing specialist bio-psycho-social interventions.

Interviews to be held 6 August 2018

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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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Johnson OREDEIN, telephone 01234 310 985, email

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0207 655 4158