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Occupational Therapist Roles Derby and London

Job Description

We need two LEAD Occupational Therapists (NHS Band 6/7) for the Ellern Mede Group; one role is in Derbyshire, the other in North London. We also require several Band 5 Occupational Therapist roles in these locations.You will help with treatment as well as discharge planning for young patients.

Suitable candidates will have experience with young people with mental health conditions. You will work with our world-leading multidisciplinary eating disorders teams.

We are looking for one Lead OT based in North London to manage Ellern Mede’s occupational therapy delivery across the group. Our OT team plays a key role within the Multi-Disciplinary Team, delivering care to children and young people up to age 25. You will experience the joy of seeing your work transform the capabilities of patients. Contact careers@ellernmede.org for more information. We are looking for band 5 and above Occupational Therapists to support the team and to work in our newest hospital, Ellern Mede Derby in Breaston, Derbyshire.

We offer:

  • A competitive salary, negotiable based on experience
  • Enhanced disclosure DBS cost coverage
  • Comprehensive induction and ongoing training
  • Sick Pay (after one year’s service)
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Workplace pension
  • Personal holiday and education fund
  • Employee Assistance Programme

“What satisfies me about working for Ellern Mede as an occupational therapist is that we enhance the impact of other therapies that our young people receive here. Our patients’ mental, emotional and physical health is well cared for and the skills and behavioural tools we encourage helps them have the best chance of maintaining recovery and being independent when they go home.”


Susannah Charlesworth, Occupational Therapist, Ellern Mede Moorgate

The Essential and desirable skills you will need:

  • Applicants for the lead OT role must have current UK professional registration and 6 months post qualifying work with young people with eating disorders, and a clear DBS check. Desirable is CAMHS Eating Disorder experience.
  • Applicants for the Assistant OT role require GCSE Grade A-C English Maths, an NVQ Health & Social Care.Desirable is an Associate’s degree in Occupational Therapy.
  • All candidates require good knowledge of Microsoft Office; of mental health difficulties in young people and of therapeutic relationship principles and the Care Programme Approach.

Specialist occupational therapy interventions and therapeutic relationships play a key role in supporting vulnerable young people to overcome their eating disorder and prepare for life outside of hospital. You will assist them develop their skills for daily living, continuing with hobbies that they enjoy. Along with Activity Co-ordinators your leadership will help patients use activity to explore their personal recovery journey. You need to be psychologically strong, and empathic. You will have the full support of your manager, team and regular supportive supervision.

Apply now to careers@ellernmede.org o

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check, (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Applications should be emailed to careers@ellernmede.org


We have several Lead and Assistant Occupational Therapist Roles in north London