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Occupational Therapy Clinical Support Worker

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Chichester, England
£22,816 - £24,336 pro rata
Closing date
13 Feb 2024

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Contract Type
Fixed term
Part Time

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Job overview

Oaklands Ward at Oaklands Centre for Acute Care in Chichester are looking for an

Occupational Therapy Clinical Support Worker Band 3 to join the Multi-disciplinary team on Oaklands Ward which is a 16 bed Ward for adults experiencing mental health difficulties.

The Occupational Therapy Clinical Support Worker role is 22.5 hours per week.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job

The Occupational Therapy Clinical Support Worker role includes facilitation of occupational assessments and interventions on a one to one basis, for example Cooking skills sessions, identifying meaningful activities and planning purposeful routines and occupational interventions in groups, for example Cooking, Relaxation, Creative, Healthy Lifestyles, to meet Patients' occupational performance / recovery needs as identified by the Occupational Therapist.

Examples include:
  • Regaining / maintaining / developing Activities of Daily Living (ADL) skills which can decrease during a hospital admission.
  • Facilitating Patients to re-engage / maintain interests and activities in relation to their recovery.
  • Facilitating engagement in identified purposeful roles.
  • Facilitating Patients to achieve occupational goals they have identified.
  • Facilitating Patients' integration into the community.

It is important that you have good communication skills both verbal and written skills for liaison with service users, their families, colleagues and other agencies.

General computer and administration skills are also required to support the running of the service.

Ability to network with other community services is essential in assisting service user's smooth integration into the community, for example, accessing community resources.

Working for our organisation

You would be part of a supportive and friendly Multi-disciplinary team with opportunities to work in collaboration with colleagues including: Occupational Therapist, Activity Worker, Nurses, Doctors, Social Workers, Psychologist, Discharge Support Worker and community practitioners to support Patients in their recovery.

Your skills will be developed through Clinical Supervision, Management Supervision and Training opportunities.

To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Detailed Job Description and main responsibilities - Please See Job Description

Main responsibilities as set out above

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • A recognised qualification in an area related to the workplace or equivalent technical/life skills
  • Evidence of a commitment to lifelong learning
  • Health care or relevant NVQ level 3 or equivalent skills


Essential criteria
  • Experience of working with people with mental health needs in a paid or voluntary capacity
  • Experience of working with people with mental health difficulties
  • Experience of being supervised

Sussex Partnership NHS FT is committed to supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our communities. Our workforce is currently under-represented from Black and Minority, Ethnic and disabled communities and we would welcome applications from these communities.

We regret that we are unable to advise candidates if they have not been shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

In the event of an excessive number of applicants the Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy earlier than indicated.

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust takes its responsibilities for the safeguarding and protection of children and young people and vulnerable adults very seriously and expects this of all its employees and bank workers. The Trust works with adult and children's social care to ensure that the integrated service has systems in place to equip staff and bank workers with the knowledge and skills to recognize abuse, and take action to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children and young people. It is expected that all staff and bank workers familiarise themselves with the appropriate structures and policies and with the Sussex child protection and safeguarding procedures and the Sussex multi-agency policy and procedures for safeguarding vulnerable adults and undertake the relevant essential training and further training appropriate to their role.

Successful candidates are normally offered salaries at the bottom of the relevant salary range. However, where previous or equivalent NHS experience in a similar role can be demonstrated and evidenced, this may be taken into consideration when setting the starting salary.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.


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Who we are

We provide specialist NHS mental health and learning disability services in south east England. People receive care, treatment and support from us in hospital, at home and from a range of community services. Our services are rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and ‘outstanding’ for caring.

Where we are

We provide services for people of all ages across Sussex and services for children and young people in Hampshire. There’s something for everyone in our local area, whether that’s the hustle and bustle of Brighton, the scenic South Downs or our wonderful coastline where you can chill out to the sound of the surf.

What we can offer you

When you join us, you’ll be coming to work in an organisation that puts people first. We’ll do everything we can to make you feel valued, respected and included. You will be given plenty of opportunities here for your career to flourish. We’re an organisation which is strong on innovation, research and learning, and we will support your development and help you learn new skills in whichever team or service you work in.

Check out the links below to view our key areas of recruitment



Allied Health Professions

Phychology & PsychologicalTherapies

Social Work

Healthcare Support Workers 

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