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Lead Occupational Therapist

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Schoen Clinic Newbridge

About the Role

Schoen Clinic Newbridge are looking for a Lead Occupational Therapist to manage a defined caseload of young people with eating disorders using evidence based and client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions. You will lead the OT team to ensure effective and high quality delivery of the group programme alongside individual patient and family support.

Key Responsbilities:

  • Ensure familiarity with the Occupational Therapy Pathway at Newbridge House.

  • Ensuring own ability to carry out and supervise others to carry out the range of occupational therapy assessments, interventions and group work.

  • Working with patients to identify occupational therapy goals as part of the overall care plan.

  • Planning and implementing individual and/or group interventions, in collaboration with the patient, using graded activity to achieve therapeutic goals.

  • Monitoring and evaluating treatment in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of the intervention.

  • ​Ensure that up to date electronic records and activity data are maintained in accordance with professional and Newbridge House Policy.

  • ​Delegate work as appropriate to Occupational Therapy team, monitor, review and provide additional support and training as required

  • Provide clinical supervision to junior colleagues, or delegate appropriately to experienced senior Occupational Therapists.

  • Undertake annual appraisals with junior colleagues, or delegate appropriately to experienced senior Occupational Therapists.

  • Understand and exercise a personal duty of care for use of resources i.e. clinical and educational materials.

  • Oversee the use of and recording of the OT budget.

Due to the commitment to continuous improvement, it is likely that the post will evolve over time. These duties will be subject to regular review and any amendments will be made in consultation and agreement with the post holder.



Schoen Clinic Newbridge

Job Type

Full-time, Permanent




£35,488 - £44,361 per annum - depending on experience


You will have access to a wide range of benefits which include (but not limited to):

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays, which increases with the length of service

  • Enhanced maternity & paternity pay

  • Paid emergency leave

  • Professional development opportunities so that you can build your career with us

  • Contributory pension scheme with Royal London

  • Enhanced Private Medical Insurance with BUPA including access to a private GP service, free screening, and the inclusion of pre-existing conditions.

  • Dental Cover

  • Recognition schemes for employees

  • Eye care scheme with Specsavers

  • Online benefits portal with high street and online shopping discounts

  • Winter flu jabs

  • EAP assistance on a range of topics and concerns

Skills & requirements

As the Lead Occupational Therapist, you will be RCOT registered, HCPC registered and have an educational background in Dip COT/BSc OT/MSc OT. You will have previous experience working as a student / occupational therapist in mental health and/or CAMHS.

You will have knowledge of current best practice in occupational therapy in eating disorders and the ability to provide examples of selecting appropriate assessments and interventions. You will have the ability to keep accurate, up to date clinical records and statistics.

For further information, please contact us for the job description.

About your future team

Schoen Clinic Newbridge is a multi-award-winning and specialist eating disorder hospital, providing inpatient, outpatient and daycare services to young people aged 8-18 years.

Schoen Clinic culture

Our culture of world-class medical excellence is based around our five key values:

  • Accountable: Taking ownership of the things I say and do

  • Caring: Treating others as I would like to be treated

  • Collaborative: Working together to make a winning team

  • Courageous: Being proud to be different and challenge the norm

  • Determined: Seeing things through to meet and exceed expectations

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