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Newly Qualified Occupational Therapist - Essex

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Occupational Therapy
  • Location: Essex
  • Salary: £28,675 per annum, including Essex Allowance of £1,250

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Newly Qualified Occupational Therapist

Location: Essex

Salary: £28,675 per annum, including Essex Allowance of £1,250

Hours: Full time 37.5 hours per week


The Person and Role

Applications are invited from Occupational Therapists for this rewarding position, which will see you working with our patients who present with a complex range of needs. The post offers full time hours and is based in Basildon, Essex.

The Occupational Therapy team is part of an ever changing, organic service, seeking out new ideas to meld with established practice. Throughout the Charity Occupational Therapists strive to deliver the best treatment interventions in collaboration with our patient group. Evidencing and researching the professional impact is actively promoted, with a growing recognition of the relevance of occupational science in underpinning our practice.

You will have opportunity to undertake a comprehensive OT induction package, as well as a full preceptorship programme through your first 12 months including monthly clinical supervision from a registered OT. Continued professional development is encouraged, with access to a range of in-house CPD events, as well as an expectation to support the development and training of OT students. Further opportunities include networking opportunities with colleagues of the same and different grades within the service and wider Charity, as well as community partners. This affords opportunities offering an extensive grounding for your development as a dynamic and innovative Occupational Therapy practitioner.

You should have:

  • Experience of working in an inpatient mental health setting.
  • Knowledge of mental health diagnoses.
  • An interest, knowledge and understanding of a range of guiding theoretical frameworks and approaches. For example Model of Human Occupation, VdT MoCA, occupational science, occupational diagnosis and sensory approaches.
  • Knowledge and experience in using occupational assessment tools to support clinical reasoning, treatment planning and evaluation of interventions.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Resilience and curiosity 

You can achieve more at St Andrew’s Healthcare

St Andrew’s is a unique provider of specialist care in mental health and learning disability. We aspire to deliver truly world class, holistic services. Our independence means we can always put patients’ interests at the heart of decision making, while re-investing in frontline services.  We are currently transforming the Charity to deliver ‘Value Based Healthcare’; ensuring our patients consistently get the best possible outcomes.

Rewards and Benefits

As well as a competitive salary we offer an excellent benefits package including: Pension; Sickness policy on par with the NHS; Access to the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts schemes; 35 days annual leave (including bank holidays), increasing to 41 after 10 years' service; Life cover; Electric Car lease scheme; Cycle to work scheme; Healthcare cash plan; Free parking; Paid DBS application; Access to free vocational qualifications. On-site facilities such as gym and swimming pool access and cafés all set within beautiful grounds.