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Occupational Therapist CRHT

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2023
We are seeking to recruit an energetic, flexible and enthusiastic practitioner in the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team based at The Redwoods Centre in Shrewsbury. The successful candidate will join the team in providing 24 hour rapid response and assessment of mental health crisis in the community, with the possibility of offering acute psychiatric care at service user's homes or other community facilities, until the crisis is resolved. The team covers the geographical area of Shropshire and is based close to the inpatient facility.

Main duties of the job

We are a team that consists of Band 5 and 6 Nurses, Band 3 Support Workers, Non-Medical Prescribers, Medical Staff, Occupational Therapists, Administrators and Business Support Staff. As we work with people with all types of mental health presentations, we need to have a range of skills and interests that create a strong and responsive team.

The Trust also has a robust Allied Health Profession governance structure which supports professional development.

Communication skills are an integral part of the role. Written and verbal skills will be vital in ensuring that information is documented, shared and recorded in an accurate and prompt manner.

It is essential that you possess the skills to work as part of a team and have the confidence to work autonomously. You should possess the skills and enthusiasm to take on the challenge of a changing, modern day community mental health service. Having proficient IT skills and being a car driver are essential.

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, milage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccinations every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. Working in an identified adult community mental health pathway, with the flexibility ofworking across pathways, dependent on skill and service need.2. Delivering a high quality clinical service to patients and their families.3. Care coordination of an identified caseload with access to regular and robustsupervision.4. Delivering occupational therapy interventions, in accordance with an agreed careplan, to an identified group of people experiencing mental health related difficulties.

Person Specification



  • Dip COT or degree in Occupational Therapy


  • Health And Care Professions Council Registered Occupational Therapist



  • Experience of formulating assessments, planning, co-ordinating and supporting adults experiencing mental health related difficulties


  • Experience of integrating care delivery across multi-disciplinary /multi-agency teams

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


The Redwoods

Somerby Drive



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