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Occupational Therapist - Mental Health - Rotational Post

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Come and join our innovative teams at Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust (MPFT), a Trust that values people, empowerment and partnerships.

As Allied Health Professionals (AHP's), we focus on maintaining people's essential life skills, making life better for our communities, using a recovery focused approach.

We are currently recruiting to 3 band 5 OT positions on our well established Rotation. 1) Integrated Mental Health Team, a community based service for adults in Stafford, 2) Older Adult Community Mental Health Team, based in Cannock 3) Forensic Inpatient Mental Health, based at the Hatherton Centre in Stafford. These posts form part of a wider rotation with opportunities to rotate into Adult Inpatients and Early Intervention Services across a range of South Staffordshire locations. Rotational opportunities occur every 12 months and are organised flexibly, taking into account post holders preferences.

Occupational Therapy students, who are about to qualify, are very welcome to apply.

Main duties of the job

  • You will be responsible for the Occupational Therapy assessment of care needs and contributing to the formulation of the person's needs and the development of a relevant plan based upon the person's negotiated goals and relevant evidence based interventions.
  • In conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team, you will provide Occupational Therapy interventions to support the person to meet their agreed goals and coordinate and/or participate in the review of progress towards those goals, utilising recommended outcome measures, involving the service user and any identified carer throughout the clinical pathway.
  • You will be working in a variety of community and inpatient mental health services and geographies. This may require flexibility working across pathways, dependent on skill and service need.
  • Delivering a high quality clinical service to patients and their families.

About us

MPFT provides physical and mental health care, learning disability, and adult social care services across Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Shropshire, and Telford & Wrekin. In addition, we provide services on a wider regional and national basis. We serve a population of 1.5 million and employ around 8,500 members of staff.

By joining MPFT you will become part of a diverse and inclusive team who are empowered and supported to deliver care in a way which is consistent with our values:
  • putting people at the heart of what we do
  • empowering people to improve care and wellbeing
  • delivering better health, better care in partnership

We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, from under-represented groups, such as black, Asian or other ethnic groups, individuals with a disability, or LGBTQ+ individuals. All have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.

We will support your career development and progression. Membership of the excellent NHS pension scheme, generous maternity, paternity, adoption leave, pay and the option for flexible working. You will receive up to 27 days annual leave (increasing to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional annual leave.

We are also proud to have a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

What we can offer you:
  • Benefits package such as 35-41 annual leave pro rota for part time (including bank holidays), NHS pension scheme one of the most comprehensive and generous schemes in the UK, contractual entitlements such as generous maternity, paternity, adoption, sickness, working for the NHS can entitle you to many other discounts, A general internet search for NHS discounts will give this information.
  • Strong commitment to Supervision and preceptorship with robust process and documentation to support HCPC competencies.
  • Annual appraisal with genuine opportunities to identify and be supported to undertake further training related to professional development. For example recently training opportunities across OT have included LACLS large Allens cognitive level screening, VdTMoCA Vona du Toit Model of Creative Ability, MOHOST - Model of Human Occupation Screening Tool.
  • Clear and robust AHP governance structures
  • Regular OT and AHP meetings supporting professional growth and identity.
  • Promote innovations locally and nationally.
  • Commitment to work with clear evidence base, utilising outcome measures, and audit.

What we are looking for: Successful applicants will be able to function autonomously in multidisciplinary teams, with supervision from an experienced practitioner. There will be an expectation that the post holder will work flexibly, possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and effective clinical reasoning. The post will involve taking responsibility for your own caseload of service users for which you will care coordinate. There will be balance between generic and profession specific work. The environment can be fast paced and challenging, however, highly rewarding with ample opportunities to use existing OT skills and for growth of new skills. Your role will involve working with other agencies, families, carers and local communities.

Please contact Carol Smith for more information on or 0300 303 3428

Person Specification



  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy OR MSc in Occupational Therapy OR soon to be registered OT
  • Registration with the Health Care Professions Council
  • Member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists



  • Experience of formulating OT specific assessments, planning, co-ordinating and supporting adults experiencing mental health disorders
  • Experience of integrating care delivery across multi-disciplinary/multi-agency teams

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