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Occupational therapist

Job Description

This is your opportunity to be part of something outstanding!

We are delighted to announce that following the CQC inspection our final Trust rating is an overall Good.

This means a Good for all 5 domains: Safe, Effective, Caring, Well-led, Responsive.
We are one of only four Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Trusts to achieve this for all 5 domains and the only one in the West Midlands.

Our Community Services for Older People was rated as outstanding.

Our Trust provides mental health, learning disability and children and family services across South Staffordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. We have over 350 inpatient beds and a broad range of community services such as crisis resolution and home treatment, early intervention and memory services.

Specialist mother and baby, eating disorder and medium secure forensic mental health services care for patients from across the region and we have contracts across the country for IAPT, addiction and some health services in prisons as well as hosting a network for inpatient mental health care for serving military personnel.

Our 3,500 staff serve a local population of 11 million in Shropshire and South Staffordshire, and within a range of services based from Leeds to the Isle of Wight and Liverpool to Cambridge.

We are an innovative and forward thinking organisation with an expanding portfolio of services. This means we can offer our staff genuine opportunities to develop their careers, gaining experience working across a number of specialisms. We are renowned for investing in and supporting our employees and have a strong ethos of continuous professional development. We are one of the HSJ Best Places to Work in 2015.

Mental Health Directorate


Mental Health Directorate

Band 6

375 hrs per week


We are looking to recruit an HPC registered Band 6 Occupational Therapist to the Tamworth Community Mental Health Team. Successful candidates will work alongside the existing band 5 Occupational Therapist and Peer recovery Workers to deliver a recovery focussed occupational therapy service. The post holder will work closely with other disciplines in the team to deliver holistic recovery plans. This involves being care co-ordinator and therefore managing and balancing both generic and OT specific work.

We are looking for someone who has experience, relevant knowledge and a passion to be working with mental health service users. The post holder needs to be able to demonstrate drive and motivation in providing Occupational Therapy services with a mental health service user group. There will be an expectation that the post holder will hold a caseload of service users for whom they care co-coordinate. The post holder would have the opportunity to use their skills to contribute to the development of services, develop themselves personally and professionally in order to provide an evidenced based Occupational Therapy service.

You will have the opportunity to work as a member of the multi disciplinary team which includes other allied health professionals, nursing, medics and psychology. The service offers peer support, professional development, training, KSF personal development reviews (including preceptorship) and supervision, both clinical and managerial. The post holder will take on the role of facilitator for the peer recovery workers within the team, delivering supervision, appraisals and managing their caseloads.

You will be expected to be flexible within your working approach and delivery, to include 8am to 8pm working where necessary, in response to service user needs and be willing to lead clinical audits. You will be required to have access to a vehicle for work purposes.

Your role will involve working closely with other agencies, carers, service users, families, the local community and Community Mental Health Teams, ensuring continuity of service is provided at a high level.

  • If you would like any further information, or wish to arrange an informal visit, please contact Di Thain Tamworth CMHT Operational Lead on  ( Phone number removed )  (and ask to be put through to Tamworth CMHT at Andrews Ward), or Carol Smith - Occupational Therapy Lead on  ( Phone number removed ) 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION about your application. Please read. . . . . . . . . . . .

1. UPDATES & CORRESPONDENCE – All correspondence will be sent via email to the email address you used when making your application. Please check your email regularly. If you have selected updates by text messaging we will also correspond via this method.

2. EMPLOYMENT CHECKS – If selected for interview, you will be sent an email with the details of the documentation you need to bring along with you to verify your Right to work in the UK, your identity and DBS Check. Failure to bring the documentation will delay your employment if you are successful at interview.

3. REFERENCES - Please ensure you provide email addresses for all referees for the last 3 years of employment and advise of any gaps in employment.

South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and operates a no smoking at work policy.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

As part of our safe recruitment practice, if appropriate for the role, it is mandatory requirement for all newly appointed staff to be registered with the DBS Update Service.

The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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