Occupational Therapist

Sevenoaks, Kent, England
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust £35392.0 - 42618.0 Per year Full time Save This Job
£35392.0 - 42618.0 Per year
Full time
Other Qualified Professional
4 Jun 2024
4 Jul 2024

Job Description

Job overview
Are you an experienced Occupational Therapist who is passionate about the care of older people accessing community mental health services? Do you want to work in a team that is really supportive, thinks creatively and is always looking to continue to develop to provide the best possible care to our patients and their families? Do you want to work for a leader that shares your passion for good quality care, and will support you to be the best Occupational Therapist you can be? Then, look no further. We have just the role for you!

Main duties of the job
We need someone with experience in good quality mental health assessment and interventions and occupational performance assessments, that can deliver these according to the values of our organisation. The Care Group is currently implementing new Clinical Care Pathways, including Initial Interventions, Personality Disorder and Enduring Conditions training so there will be opportunity for you to choose a specialism should you be successful at interview.
We also encourage innovative ideas around group work and utilising the voluntary sector in supporting service users with activities of daily living and leisure interests in order to better manage their mental health. Your clinical competence and confidence is important to us, but in equal measure with your genuine kindness and compassion for your colleagues and patients; coupled with effective leadership skills that we will expect of you as a senior clinician. We need someone that can support and nurture our less experienced staff, and to work effectively with the multi-disciplinary team.

Working for our organisation
Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.
We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.
The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.
You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.
The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Please see the attached job description for a full list of duties.
To work effectively as a lead clinician in the Community Mental Health Team for Older People ensuring that patients referred for assessment experience a smooth pathway through the referral, diagnosis and treatment process.
In return, we will offer you a thorough induction programme, an honest and genuine commitment to your career development, regular supervision and appraisal, and 1:1 coaching with a trained coach if you would like it. We will work with you to ensure you are able to work flexibly to balance your home and work life, whilst being able to fulfil your responsibilities to the service.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Degree in Occupational Therapy

Essential criteria
  • 2 years post qualification experience preferably
Desirable criteria
  • Experience with older people's mental health services
KMPT Staff Benefits:
NHS pension scheme Your employer pays 20.6% towards your pension and life assurance benefits.
Please see Apply. Apply/Pensions.aspx for more details.
Annual leave for Agenda for Change On appointment to NHS
27 days for full time or pro rata if part time
After 5 years NHS service
29 days full time or pro rata if part time
After 10 years NHS service
33 days full time or pro rata if part time
Plus bank holidays, that's up to 41 days - more than 8 weeks paid time off!
Medical staffs have national Terms and Conditions.
Buying and selling of annual leave is also available as part of our flexible approach to staff benefits.
Recommend a friend campaign If you already work for us you could refer a friend from outside of the Trust to any of the roles below and you can receive £1000 if they are successfully recruited; Nursing staff - RMN RGN RNLD - Band 5 and 6, Medical Doctors, Clinical Psychologist and Allied Health Professionals,
Flexible working Covers job share, term time working, flexible shifts etc. Just ask and we will try to help.
Statutory and occupational maternity, paternity or adoption leave Dependant on length of NHS service
Other paid/unpaid leave This can be for Jury Service, Reserved Armed Forces, etc. This is paid outside of annual leave.
Non paid leave for career breaks
Staff Support KMPT offers a face to face counselling service for any issues not just work related problems.
NHS discounts and shopping vouchers Staff can sign up for Red Guava, PS discounts and Health Service Discounts to receive a variety of discounts in travel, fashion, technology, mobile phone contracts, food and drink, days out etc.
Learning and Development opportunities In addition to the mandatory subjects there are a number of leadership, management and staff topic areas, including coaching and mentoring.
KMPT is committed to supporting all new staff and this includes a comprehensive Induction programme. The programme's duration depends on role and can be from 2 days to 4 weeks (not always consecutive days).
The Induction programme will provide an excellent opportunity for new staff to meet and engage with KMPT's subject specialists and include the required training.
The programme may involve some travel to the various training venues across Kent and Medway, the main ones being Canterbury, Maidstone and Dartford.
New starter bonus At the Trust we really value our nurses and the skills they bring. To recognise this we offer a New Hire Bonus of £1200 pro rata for band 5 and 6 nursing staff.
Staff Network Forums A variety of staff network forums which empower, support and encourage network members and allies, to reflect KMPT values and promote equality and diversity.

Lease car scheme, Cycle to work scheme, the list goes on.........!
Probation Period . New employees external to Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust are subject to a six month probationary period.
To deliver an effective service it is essential in some of our roles that you are able to travel between work bases in a timely manner.
Production of false or forged documents/qualifications in order to obtain employment is a criminal offence and will be reported to the Police.
Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

Ref: GM312AO

Job Details

Occupational Therapist

Sevenoaks, Kent, Englandd Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£35392.0 - 42618.0 Per year
Job level
Other Qualified Professional
Full time
4 Jun 2024
4 Jul 2024

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