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Occupational Therapist - Medium Secure

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Occupational Therapy
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: £28,797 - £34,577 depending on experience

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‘Our patients and your colleagues will expect you to live the St Andrew’s CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence every single day’


Occupational Therapist – Medium Secure

Location: Northampton

Salary: £28,797 - £34,577 depending on experience

Hours: 37.5 hours per week


We are St Andrew's. We are a mental health Charity and our purpose is to inspire hope for those living with complex mental health needs.

We are looking to a future with less stigma, more community support, more research and education, and we aim to be at the forefront of inspiring real change. We want to ensure we can all live in a society where everyone with complex mental health needs is heard, valued and has hope for their future.

Come and join us, and support us to help people transform their lives.

About you

You should have:

  • An interest to work within a secure setting.
  • An interest, knowledge and understanding of a range of theoretical frameworks and approaches, which guide practice and clinical reasoning. For example Model of Human Occupation, 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, both written and verbal, with the ability to develop good professional relationships with members of the MDT and patient group, and the ability to liaise with a variety of outside agencies (within and outside of the hospital).

About the Role

As a registered OT, you would be joining a highly motivated, knowledgeable and innovative team. Experience will be gained as part of a multi-disciplinary team, taking responsibility for a clinical caseload, and offering OT specific assessment and treatment to groups and individuals within your care. Strong communication skills are essential, both written and verbal, with the ability to develop good professional relationships with members of the MDT. 

As an employee of St Andrews you will adopt an inclusive and ‘can do’ attitude in approaching your work, seeking to offer OT to all patients within our care. You will demonstrate good understanding of OT within secure services, including an application of risk assessment skills. In sharing your experience of applying the OT process, you should also emphasise how you promote our specialism as a profession.

You will have opportunity to undertake a comprehensive OT induction package, as well as a full preceptorship programme through your first 12 months. Our staff also benefit from regular 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 The Charity. This all adds to the extensive grounding you would receive here to launch your OT career.

We would also welcome and consider applications for flexible working and job share. This role may also involve working late evenings and weekends (weekend enhancements applicable).


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.