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Band 5/6 Occupational Therapist

Job Description

The contract duration is for 3 months with the likelihood of extension. This is a full-time placement, although part-time hours can be considered. Hours are Monday to Friday, 9-5 however these hours are flexible.

Shifts: Monday to Friday, 09:00-17:00
Location: Warneford Hospital, Highfield Unit - Oxford, OX3 7JX
Pay: £20/£25 p/h LTD & £250 Sign-Up Bonus

Job Purpose - Band 5/6 Occupational Therapist
The post holder will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, carrying a defined clinical caseload for individuals. The successful candidate will provide Occupational Therapy for Adults with mental health conditions, both over the phone and face-to-face.

Key Responsibilities

  • Postholder will provide high quality and evidence based occupational therapy assessment and interventions, both group and individual, to people who access services and their carers/supporters/family members, in line with the occupational therapy pathways.
  • Able to talk to people about sensitive issues in a supportive manner but also challenge others assertively where necessary.
  • Knowledge in using MOHO and/or MoCA assessments i.e COSA, ACIS, Creative Participation Tool and writing reports based on these assessments.
  • Knowledge of creating and implementing sensory schedules and/or sensory diets with Young People.
  • The ability to explore sensory preferences with young people.
  • To facilitate / co-facilitate groups with a range of different young people i.e eating disorders, emotional dysregulated, ASD.
  • Complete functional assessments i.e. cooking assessments, community assessments.
  • Good communication skills with Young People, families, and other professionals.
  • Have a very good understanding of risk assessing and risk management.
  • Previous experience of leading OTA's or junior staff would be preferable.


  • Occupational Therapy qualification
  • HCPC Registration
  • Experience working with Young People who suffer from Mental Health difficulties such as eating disorders and ASD


  • Four weekly payroll runs
  • £250 training allowance
  • Excellent pay rates
  • Exceptional referral bonuses
  • Specialists mental health consultants offering single point of contact
  • Frequent notifications for upcoming opportunities via text and email
  • Ltd & PAYE payment options available
  • Nationwide provider of mental health staff to over 40 different NHS trusts offering mental health services and over 200 local authorities.
  • FREE DBS disclosures provided via fast track online services
  • FREE Occupational Health Check and Immunisations

Are you happy with your current agency? At SCS, we believe in rewarding your loyalty and hard-work!

  • £150 Agency Switch Bonus - If you're unhappy with your current agency or simply fancy a change, Service Care Solutions will give you £150 for bringing your current contract to us.
  • £250 Welcome Bonus - We are offering a Welcome Bonus of £250, paid after completion of 150 hours in your new placement
  • £250 Referral Bonus - Simply refer your friend. If they get the role, we'll give you £250. That's £1000 if you refer 4 friends - easy money whilst helping out your friends and family!