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OT Technical Instructor

Band 4

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OT Technical Instructor
Band 4
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£25,676 - £27,941 pa inclusive of HCAS
Salary period
07/12/2021 23:59
Interview date

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) provides healthcare services locally, regionally and nationally. We serve a population of 1.2 million, employ more than 3,300 staff, and operate from over 20 main sites in the community. As a multiple award winning Trust we provide mental health services for young people, adults and older people, and have a full range of child and adult community health services in Enfield. Our North London Forensic Service treats and cares for people in the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We also provide one of the largest eating disorders services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services, and mental health liaison services at Barnet Hospital and the North Middlesex University Hospital.

Job overview

 We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and innovative Band 4 Therapy Technical Instructor  to work within our Neuro Rehabilitation Team at Magnolia Unit.

The Neuro Therapy Team provide inpatient rehabilitation for adults following stroke, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and other neurological conditions. Our patients have multiple pathologies and complex needs that require comprehensive assessment, intensive rehabilitation and effective discharge planning by the multi-disciplinary team which you will be an integral part of. We strive to deliver a high-quality service at all times.


Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be supported to develop competence to complete a variety of Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy assessments and treatments. The team is forward thinking and committed to continued professional and career development of all staff. We have a robust In-Service Training Programme and all staff are encouraged to attend.

This post requires a level of personal responsibility and we are looking for a person with excellent communication skills and good organisational skills

Working for our organisation

Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million.

BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS), rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. This service treats and cares for people within the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions.

We also provide one of the largest eating disorder services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services and mental health liaison services in North Middlesex University Hospitals Trust.

Our values and quality improvement are at the heart of everything we do, please consider joining us

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please can you refer to the attached Job description and Person Specification for main responsibilities of the role

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • • Relevant qualification e.g. C & G Health & Social Care NVQ 3 or equivalent work experience.
  • • Training courses relevant to care group
  • • English qualification at GSCE or equivalent level.
Desirable criteria
  • Trusted Assessors Training.


Essential criteria
  • Experience at working at Band 4 level
  • Experience working within a therapy setting
  • Experience of using aids and adaptions
  • Evience of working with and caring for adults in an acute setting, e.g. A&E/ Orthopaedics/Care of the Elderly/Rehabilitation


Essential criteria
  • Ability to work autonomously & set own priorities
  • Ability to fulfil routine duties, both physically and mentally, including all aspects of moving and handling patients.
  • Negotiation skills
  • Word processing and internet skills

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • • Proactive team member
  • • Ability to build effective working relationships.
  • • Willingness to undertake further training and develop clinical skills and competency relevant to the role.
  • • Effective written and verbal communication skills


Essential criteria
  • A full UK driving licence
  • Access to a car for business use.
  • Physical ability to meet demands of role
  • The ability to take part in the Animal Assisted Therapy Group.
  • Ability to take part on a 7 day therapy service provision for the inpatient service
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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Kavita Shastri
Job title
Acting Integrated Therapies Lead
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