Based at a 27 - bed residential property which specialises in Forensic Mental Health, we are looking for an Occupational Therapist to join the team to provide occupational therapy assessment and treatment to enable and empower our residents to achieve their maximum levels of functional independence and enhance their sense of wellbeing.

Rota: This role is Pro Rata £41,000 across three working days between Monday and Friday, which will be confirmed.


Penrose Croydon: A 27-bed residential property specialising in forensic mental health, complex needs and dual diagnosis. We offer psychologically-informed housing and resettlement support that comes with additional help for individuals’ specific needs. Our forensic mental health step-down services consist of four individual sites which cater for high and medium support for both, men and women.


You will be driven to provide high quality care and support to others, with effective team working skills and ability to communicate well with people from different backgrounds with respect to equality, diversity, and inclusion. You will be confident working in the social care setting, particularly with people who have enduring mental health. You will be compassionate, supportive, and empowering to others and able to form effective, positive and motivational relationships.

Benefits, including Non-Contractual Perks

  • 25 days annual leave, increasing with the length of service
  • Training and Development, including access to courses, upskilling, and progression plans
  • Medicash includes discount gym memberships, routine optometry care, dental treatments, and physiotherapy treatments
  • Employee Assistance Programme, including counselling
  • Reflect Practice regular sessions with a therapist provided by an external provider to support Mental Health and Wellbeing.
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Annual Staff Awards

If you have the passion, creativity, and tenacity to make a real difference in people's lives, challenge stigma and make our communities safer, we would love to hear from you!


  • Provision of occupational therapy, assessment and treatment into the service.
  • Work towards KPI targes, outcomes and personal objectives.
  • Adhere to Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Consultation Observation Tool (COT) practice guidelines.
  • Support our residents and participants with the relevant skills, experience, networks, and training to prepare them for resettlement into semi/independent living.
  • Provide occupational therapy assessment and treatment in accordance with CPA guidelines and resident and participant care plans, through a recovery based approach. Including but not limited to, treatment plans, interventions, individual sessions and group sessions.
  • Identify resident activity needs and wishes through assessments, observations, and discussions.
  • Explore the most appropriate methods and resources for meeting activity needs, including group events and individual sessions, using internal and external sources.
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships and liaise with internal and external persons and agencies.

Other responsibilities than those described above may be required to be undertaken from time to time and will be expected to be performed to as long as it is within the capability and level of the position. 


What we are looking for:

  • IT Proficiency, ability to learn new software programs, basic Microsoft experience
  • Appropriate Professional Qualification: Diploma or Degree (Hons) in Occupational Therapy or equivalent
  • Experience of working in mental health and/or learning difficulty setting or in similar nature of the role or Social Interest Group
  • HCPC Registration
  • Experience of effective support planning and risk assessment
  • Knowledge of relevant NICE and DoH guidance and protocols
  • Knowledge of regulatory frameworks for social care and treatment

What we would like, but not essential:

  • Ability to contribute to development and review of service specific procedures
  • Knowledge of CQC outcomes framework
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Ability to support managers in organising and planning high quality service delivery to a CQC standard

Please refer to the JDPS attached for more details on the vacancy and our requirements/key criteria.



Social Interest Group (SIG) believes good care and support improve lives. Our values of ambition, empowerment, transparency, and inclusivity drive everything we do. Our mission is to empower people who are marginalised by building powerful partnerships and creative solutions that bridge gaps in provision and aid recovery, reablement and resettlement.

SIG is a not-for-profit organisation providing thousands of people with good-quality support and care in residential, drop-in centres, community floating support settings (including people's own homes), probation settings, and hospitals awaiting discharge. We do so across London, Brighton, Bedfordshire, Luton, and Kent. We believe in the power of well-planned, well-managed services to make a difference. We work with high standards and external and internal regulatory frameworks.

Want to know how we work? Watch our short Theory of Change video to see how we support people towards a brighter future: Theory of Change - YouTube.

Further details can be found on our website here: Theory of Change - Social Interest Group - Social Interest Group

Our Values

Ambition – Eager to succeed and to accomplish as much as possible for our people

Empowerment – Giving staff and the people we support the tools, training, and information they need to achieve their potential

Transparency – Upfront and visible about our actions and open to scrutiny from stakeholders, service users, and staff

Inclusivity – Listening to, understanding, and including all our stakeholders to ensure we make a difference and get things right


Please note that this job advert may close early due to screening applications on an ongoing basis. We advise applying as soon as possible for your application to be taken into consideration at the early stages.

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For Recruitment related enquiries, please email recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk 


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