Clinical Occupational Therapist: Visa sponsorship

Beyond for Bleep 360 Group

Occupational Therapist

Location: London

Salary: £40,000 per annum + benefits

Permanent Fulltime – Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00

Occupational Therapist

This is a highly acclaimed 76 bedded mental health hospital, which provides Low Secure, High Dependency Inpatient Rehabilitation and Acute services.

We support our patients from the point of admission to engage in their recovery pathway to promote successful reintegration back in to the community.

Job Purpose:

You will work as a valued member of the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) within our low secure and/or locked intensive rehabilitation units.

You will be working with service users who have a severe and enduring mental health problem, who may also have challenging behaviour or a forensic history.

You will carry out specialist OT assessments with each service user, using the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) to guide practice, and develop and implement occupational therapy intervention focussing on daily living and vocational skills in consultation/conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team.

You will require strong leadership skills to drive the rehabilitation model within the service, working closely with ward staff.

Clinical Duties:

  • To manage a clinical caseload of in-patients with mental illness who have a forensic history and/or behaviours that challenge
  • To undertake and interpret complex and detailed Occupational Therapy assessments, using the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) to underpin your practice.
  • To carry out assessments of activities of daily living to determine a patient’s level of functioning
  • To work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team, carrying out Occupational Therapy intervention with patients, planning individual treatment programmes specific to their needs with particular emphasis on the daily living skills, vocational and leisure occupations of the patients, utilising graded activities to achieve therapeutic goals.
  • To take responsibility for the planning, facilitation and evaluation of the group OT programme within the service.
  • To provide a consultative role in the planning and delivering of a ward-based activity programme by nursing staff and therapeutic care workers (TCW’s)
  • To provide OT interventions which are ward-based and community-based, promoting social inclusion and recovery
  • To evaluate OT treatment and ensure outcome measures are recorded
  • To take on the role of vocational lead within the hospital
  • To utilise skills learned through practice e.g. art, music, gardening
  • To communicate patient-related information effectively to ensure collaborative working with multi-disciplinary colleagues in reviews, Section 117 meetings, section renewals and Care Programme Approach (CPA) meeting.
  • To liaise with members of the multi-disciplinary team to develop, co-ordinate and review care plans
  • To assess suitability and plan for successful discharge with multi-agency/multi-disciplinary liaisons.
  • To undertake home assessments as required
  • To liaise with and refer clients to other services to ensure continuation of appropriate treatment
  • To be actively involved in regular multi-disciplinary risk assessments along with daily risk assessment when carrying out OT interventions
  • To demonstrate and apply broad level of understanding of the effect of disability and recommend adaptations to the client’s physical and social environment
  • To maintain patient documentation, reports, records and accurate statistics to reflect intervention provided and to meet professional standards, including computerised systems.
  • In collaboration with the Nurse in Charge, ensure that all the legal requirements for each patient are in place prior to going on Section 17 leave which is part of the OT intervention
  • To be available for consultation by professionals from other units, the Care Quality Commission and in particular the Second Opinion Appointed Doctor (SOAD)
  • To participate in the assessment of referrals to the service, providing high quality assessments and MDT treatment plans for admissions
  • To bring any unusual occurrences or behaviour to the attention of the Nurse in Charge of the appropriate ward

Professional Duties:

  • To review and reflect on own practice and performance through effective use of clinical and managerial supervision
  • To abide by the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct for Occupational Therapist
  • To be aware of your responsibilities in line with the 1983 Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation
  • To contribute to a healthy and safe working environment by adhering to health and safety regulations and company policies.
  • To ensure all information concerning patients and staff is treated as strictly confidential at all times in line with the Data Protection Act 1998 and in line with company policy
  • To fully participate in the company’s performance review and personal development planning process on an annual basis.
  • To achieve and demonstrate agreed standards of personal and professional development within agreed timescales.
  • To contribute positively to the effectiveness and efficiency of the teams in which you work.

Person Specification:

  • Registered Occupational Therapist with HCPC (Dip COT, BSc or MSc in Occupational Therapy)
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Knowledge of the recovery approach, My Shared Pathway, Mental Health Act and relevant legislation and policies.
  • Ability to assess clients’ needs and plan care using the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO)
  • Well developed oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage and prioritise a case load.
  • Able to work independently as well as collaboratively as a member of a team.
  • Computer literate.
  • Desirable: Experience of working within a forensic setting
  • Desirable: Experience of working within an inpatient rehabilitation setting
  • Desirable: Trained in the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS).


  • Training and development opportunities
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Retail discounts – food shopping, clothes, electronics
  • Travel discounts for holidays
  • Energy bill savings!
  • Online courses virtual, live and interactive – upskill yourself
  • Help the planet! (plant trees, save turtles)
  • Counselling 24/7, confidential
  • Wellness hub – health and wellbeing online help
  • Streaming sites discounts
  • Refer a friend scheme with financial incentives.
  • And more!

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: £40,000.00 per year


  • Additional leave
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee discount
  • Free parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Private medical insurance
  • Referral programme
  • Sick pay
  • UK visa sponsorship


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • HCPC (preferred)

Work Location: In person

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