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Occupational Therapist Band 5

Band 5

Main area
Mental Health
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£27,628 to £35,530 per annum, HCA inc. pro-rata part time
25/07/2018 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 Tower Hamlets Community Mental Health Team for older adults requires an Occupational Therapist Band 5 to work with individuals who have mental ill health and /or dementia. The post is based in The Robinson Centre at Mile End Hospital.

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 work. Joint working with other team members is encouraged. Also to liaise and offer advice to the individual and their carers with support from the Senior Occupational Therapist

You will join the Occupational Therapy team in the Tower Hamlets Community Mental Health Team consisting of Senior Occupational Therapist's and Occupational Therapy assistant's.

There are regular Occupational Therapy team meetings, opportunities for clinical and professional development, supervision and yearly appraisal and support from the Head Occupational Therapist.

For further information and/or to arrange an informal visit please contact Anne Gnanapragasam Head Occupational Therapist Tel: 07974768054 or Leores Britanico Senior Occupational Therapist Tel: 020 8121 5650

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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

For further information and/or to arrange an informal visit please contact Anne Gnanapragasam Head Occupational Therapist Tel: 07974768054 or Leores Britanico Senior Occupational Therapist Tel: 020 8121 5650

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0207 655 4127