Senior Occupational Therapist

Home Group
LS1 2AY, Leeds
£20,000 - £29,999
14 May 2021
11 Jun 2021
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Senior Occupational Therapist (Mental Health)

Permanent, Full Time (37.5 hpw)

Salary £33,250 to £43,050 per annum (depending on experience)


Brilliant outcomes through integrated health, housing and care. That?s when it hits home.

Be part of something brilliant at Home Group, where clinical interventions work hand in hand with daily care and support. We?re delivering brilliant long-term outcomes for people who have complex support needs through integrating health, housing and care. 

We?re looking for a brilliant Occupational Therapist to join our brand-new trauma informed women?s service in Leeds.  You?ll lead on the assessment and management of a range of complex occupational therapy needs, providing clinical advice to our colleagues on the day to day support required.  This is an exciting opportunity to help us shape this brand-new service, working with our customers to recognise their strengths, identify the things they want and aspire to do in their lives and achieve their full potential.  You?ll be enabling our customers to live safe, happy and fulfilling lives within the local community, who otherwise could have remained in locked mental health wards or privately-run facilities.  How amazing is that?

Our customers all have complex support needs with a history of trauma, including learning disabilities, Autism, a diagnosis of mental health conditions, personality disorders, Psychosis and PTSD.  Some of our customers may also have a forensic background and support needs related to their behaviour.  Some may have experienced difficult and traumatic childhoods, chaotic adult relationships or may have children who they are estranged from.   

We have single occupancy properties in one area of Leeds, with each property being bespoke to the customer moving in, which includes their own garden area.  The first property will be ready for our first customer to move in by end of July 2021.

You?ll work closely with our support team to deliver personalised interventions, behaviour support plans and identify where skills development is required so our customers can achieve their goals through everyday activities. Together, you?ll be delivering safe care, that improves our customers quality of life and maximises their independence. 

You?ll report to Dipty our Clinical Registered Manager and be supported by our wider New Models of Care clinical team who come from all backgrounds including nurses, behavioural experts and our brilliant group of OT?s.

 Want to know more?

If you?re not reading this advert on our careers pages, press the APPLY NOW button to access lots of useful stuff! You?ll be able to find out more about the role in our Senior Occupational Therapist Job Description and more about us in our Leeds trauma informed women's service candidate pack.  We?ve also got some short films that show you what it?s like to work here, and we know you?ll want to find out more about our award winning benefits and rewards package!

If you'd like to chat about the role before applying you can contact Lindsay Courtney our Strategic Lead Service Design & Practice at

A bit about you

You?ll hold relevant professional qualifications including HCPC Occupational Therapist and have experience of working with people who have complex needs including learning disabilities, mental health and autistic spectrum disorder.  You?ll really impress us with your ability to understand where our customers are in their lives, using evidence-based practice and current occupational therapy-based interventions.

You?ll support in the delivery of our exciting new LIFE support practice model (Living Independently and Feeling Enabled) contributing to individualised plans.  You?ll use your OT specialism to support our customers in a safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led way.

You?ll be able to drive and have access to a vehicle for work to support our customers including transitioning into the service.

An Enhanced Check under the Disclosure and Barring Service is required for this role and will be paid for by us.

How we?ll support you

It?s our unwritten rule that you attend the important appointments in life, be it your child?s school play, your partner?s graduation, or to get your new fridge delivered. You can elect to fit these around your working day or use your flexi to take the time off when you need it.

Through our brilliant learning pathways, we?ll support you with your own continual professional development (will pay for your relevant professional membership fees too) as well maintaining your professional registration through regular clinical supervision and reflective practice.

Did we also mention, we?re 7th in the UK?s Best Super Large Places to Work and 18^th in Stonewall?s Top 100 employers?    

The job for you?

Great, all you need to do now is upload your CV and covering letter.  Easy as that!

We?re different at Home

We have a big role to play in tackling prejudice and discrimination.  We want you to be yourself here and value everything that makes you unique. So whatever your race, sexuality, disability, religion, gender or even non-gender, we recognise and celebrate your differences. Together we make Home Group a great place to work

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