Community Occupational Therapist

Band 6

Main area
Community Services
Band 6
Part Time 28 hours per week
Job ref
CHB Home Team - Chiltern V
£26,565 to £35,577 pa
03/08/2018 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.


We are looking for an enthusiastic Band 6 Occupational Therapist who wishes to further develop their clinical and leadership skills within the Rehabilitation and Enablement which is based within the South Locality multi-disciplinary team, in Dunstable, Bedfordshire. This multi-disciplinary team aims to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions by promoting realistic and achievable rehabilitation goals. We also aim to accelerate hospital discharges within a safe and timely manner.


You will be joining a friendly and supportive team where professional guidance is readily available. You will need excellent communication and time management skills, and sound clinical knowledge. A flexible approach is required to accommodate the changing needs of the service along with the drive to influence service development. Effective team working is essential to ensure an integrated approach to client care and to enable clients to reach their full potential.


It is essential that you possess a full valid driving licence and have access to a car to use regularly for business purposes. Good IT skills are required for electronic patient records and equipment ordering.


The successful applicant will be required to work flexibly across 7 days covering weekends and Bank Holidays on a rota basis. In return we will offer you a commitment to your continuing professional development. Successful applicants will have an induction programme tailored to their needs.


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Applicant requirements

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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Louise HUGHES, telephone : 07967170547, email

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0207 655 4158