Occupational Therapist - Band 6

Location Wandsworth
Job type Contract
Salary £34.51 - 34.51 per hour
Contact Ashley McSheen
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Reference HQ00121705

Sanctuary Personnel, a leading and award-winning recruitment agency is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Band 6 Occupational Therapist to work in Wandsworth on a full-time basis, within the Early Intervention Service.

The pay rate for this locum Occupational Therapist job is £34.51 per hour (Assignment rate) and is an initial 3-month contract.


  • Care to coordinate a caseload of clients with complex needs, using evidence based /client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions
  • Provide leadership for junior staff, through supervision and appraisal
  • Participate in the planning, development and evaluation of OT services within the Community Team, holding responsibility for defined projects
  • Offer OT intervention for the team caseload, being responsible for completing standardised assessments/manualised interventions as agreed by senior professional lead
  • Contribute to the development of the OT specific role in the service
  • Regularly supervise OT students on practice placement
  • Contribute to streamline working from admission to discharge in keeping with the principles in the Adult Services Recovery Care pathway
  • Promote recovery and social inclusion
  • Act as the designated 'Disability Champion' leading the multi-disciplinary team in Disability Equality matters within the service and other areas as required
  • Work across Wandsworth borough providing time limited Occupational Therapy specific interventions, inputting into the OT Service and managing a clinical caseload; the role of care coordinator will be required but caseload will be adjusted to enable OT specific assessments and interventions to take place
  • Represent and promote the Occupational Therapy Service within the management and governance structures of Mental Health Services
  • Apply a high level of understanding of the effects of disability on occupational performance and provide training and advice on lifestyles changes and adaptations to the client's social and physical environment
  • Promote and signpost individuals/carers towards the Recovery College and embed recovery into all interventions
  • Maintain effective communication networks with users and carers, team members, occupational therapy colleagues and other agencies
  • Promote awareness of the role of occupational therapy within the team, with service users & carers; negotiating priorities where appropriate
  • Ensure that up to date written and electronic records and activity data are maintained in accordance with Professional and Trust standards
  • Ensure service users have access to care plans in line with local policies
  • Comply with the COT Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and national and Trust procedures
  • Review and reflect on your own practice and performance through effective use of professional and operational supervision and  development reviews
  • Provide effective guidance, supervision and development review for junior staff

Requirements of the Occupational Therapist:

  • Degree or equivalent within Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC registered as an Occupational Therapist
  • Recent NHS experience either pre or post qualification
  • Demonstrate continuing fitness to practice through maintaining registration with HCPC and compliance with their standards

Benefits of working for Sanctuary Personnel:

  • Daily payroll
  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available with other agencies
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive occupational therapy knowledge
  • Refer a Friend bonus - get £250 for each candidate you refer who we successfully place
  • Find your own job bonus - Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us
  • Clinical governance support
  • In house payroll system
  • Revalidation
  • Industry-leading shift booking system
  • Nationwide coverage including the Channel islands


This Occupational Therapist job is advertised by Ashley McSheen; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.