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Occupational Therapist - Band 6

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
Leamington Spa
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Occupational Therapist - Band 6

37.5 hours per week, permanent role

South Warwickshire Recovery Team

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed Occupational Therapist to be part of our team.

You will be part of the Occupational Therapy Team who are developing it's service within the wider team. Occupational Therapy is very much valued and requests for input come from within the team.

The successful applicant will work as part of the multi-disciplinary team including other Band 6 and Band 5 Occupational Therapists, and Band 3 support workers to deliver recovery focused interventions in the community. We also have close links with individual placement support workers, as vocational rehabilitation is one of our NICE guidelines.

You will receive support and supervision from the management team and professional supervision from the lead Occupational Therapist.

Visits to the team or questions are encouraged to appreciate this exciting role.

Main duties of the job

The team is very supportive and involves working closely with psychology, medical, social work, support work and nursing colleagues. This allows us to conduct joint and responsive interventions based on service user need and allows for each group to work closely within their own profession al skill base.

Your caseload will be a mix of OT specific intervention, with some demand for care co-ordination, assessments and duty cover. As the OT demands of the team are so high, your caseload will be adapted to meet the needs of the OT service and wider team.

Staff are encouraged to bring their own ideas, and there are ongoing opportunities for developing group work, alongside our current Recovery focussed, and life skills groups. There will be opportunity to learn and utilise a range of skills such as CBA, sensory work, prescription of basic aids and adaptations, amongst other mental health specific OT interventions.

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

About us

At Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT), we deliver a wide range of physical, mental health, learning disability and autism services, and are proud to serve communities across Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond.

We put 'people at our heart'; this ethos is at the centre of everything we do and how we do it. We care for our staff and colleagues as much as they care for others and offer a wide range of benefits and development opportunities.

These include:
  • generous annual leave entitlement which increases during your time with us
  • excellent learning and development opportunities, including apprenticeship frameworks, distance learning, internal training, coaching and mentoring, and much more
  • salary sacrifice schemes for lease car/ vehicle, Cycle to Work, home and electronics, gym membership and more
  • discounts with a range of retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues through our Employee Assistance Programme and NHS discount schemes
  • wellbeing support, including an in-house counselling service, external helpline and more
  • staff networks and support groups

We're always on the lookout for people who share our passion for improving the lives and wellbeing of people in our community, as well as our values of compassion, collaboration, excellence, integrity and respect.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We utilise the Flexible Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) and Recovery models to deliver multi-disciplinary care to our service users and promote good risk management and care planning. OT is seen as integral in contributing to the care planning of our patients, and therefore leadership skills are essential.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who can work confidently on their own as well as supporting the team. Good communication and problem-solving skills are essential, as well as knowledge of mental illness. You also need to be a driver with access to a car that can be used for business purposes. We also are looking for people who can demonstrate the Trusts vision and values in practice, and are motivated to be involved in innovation and service development as there are a number of different initiatives and opportunities that we encourage staff to become involved with. The role has the expectation of managing and / or supervising junior staff and providing leadership for the team, your leadership skills will also be assessed in interview.

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

Person Specification



  • Has current relevant professional registration
  • Evidence of continuing professional development



  • Interest in community work
  • Excellent written communication skills



  • Substantial experience in a Community Mental health care setting
  • Developed specialist knowledge gained within a similar environment over a considerable period of time
  • Significant experience of undertaking assessment, formulation, risk assessment and positive risk management
  • Experience of safeguarding and investigations
  • Proven experience of people management



  • car driver - business use

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