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Occupational Therapist

Band 6

Main area
Alliance Rehabilitation Team
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Elmfield House, 5 Stockwell Mews, London SW9 9GX
£33,660 - £43,307 pa inc
25/01/2019 23:59

Lambeth IPSA Occupational Therapist (Rehabilitation) 

This post sits within the Lambeth IPSA (Integrated Personalised Support Alliance) and offers unique opportunities to work innovatively in mental health rehabilitation in community, supported living settings. 

The IPSA is a unique, dynamic partnership between SLAM, Lambeth CCG, Lambeth Social Care, and two voluntary sector organisations, Certitude and Thamesreach, to deliver support services and opportunities for more independent living, with a strong focus on personalisation and recovery to achieve these aims for the people supported:-

  • To recover and stay well
  • To make own choices
  • To participate on an equal footing in daily life

The postholder will be working with adults (age 18-65) and be based across two supported living schemes in Lambeth managed by one of the IPSA partners, Certitude (Certitude provides accommodation and personalised support for people with mental health needs and learning disabilities). The two schemes are Turrets and Lancaster Ave.

The Turrets is a rehab supported living setting which provides highly personalised support aimed at helping people to recover, stay well, and successfully bridge to more independent living, following a period of receiving intense support. The Turrets has multi-professional team, including a psychologist, OT and Consultant Psychiatrist sessions.

Lancaster avenue is a female-only supported living service aiming to assist people, for up to 5 years, to develop the skills and confidence to make the transition to more independent living following a stay in registered residential/rehab services. Lancaster Avenue is a supported living scheme, promoting recovery through the development of effective formal and informal support networks and active participation in local community activities and resources, including education, training and employment opportunities.

The successful candidate will need to work as an autonomous practitioner providing support to people in both housing schemes, alongside Certitude support staff and with input from health colleagues. The role will involve planning, implementing and evaluating interventions. It will also include providing specific functional assessments. The role will have a key focus on supporting people to work with their assets and strengths to re-motivate and re-able them to live more independently.

  • All applications for this post need to be made online
  • Please note that our vacancies may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applicants are received.
  • All shortlisted applicants will be contacted by email via If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume that you have not been shortlisted.
  • Please ensure that you read and understand the Job Description and Personal Specification attached to the role. Your Statement in Support should reflect the requirements specified as your application will be judged against these criteria

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Ruth Hogg, Head of Alliance Services, Lambeth IPSA - 07791 328283

Anna Penn-Carruthers, Certitude Cluster Service Manager - 07720 897681

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