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Band 6 OT Walsall Early Intervention Service

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Other allied health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Walsall Early Intervention in Psychosis Service (EIP) is looking for a dynamic and client centred OT to join our friendly team in Bloxwich. We work with people aged 14- 65 who have experienced First Episode of Psychosis (FEP). We also work with people who have been identified as having an At Risk Mental State (ARMS).

This is a Band 6 position. We may consider offering a band 5-6 development programme for an exceptional candidate.

If you are looking for a dedicated role within an experienced multi disciplinary team and love working with people with FEP in a recovery focused way we would love to meet you.

EIP adopts an assertive outreach approach and provides individualised, comprehensive, evidence based interventions to optimise recovery, prevent relapse and help individuals and their families to cope with their experiences. In doing so, we aim to improve social, physical, psychological and vocational functioning and reduce the short and long term impact of psychosis in line with the EIP Care Pathway.

We are based in Bloxwich, covering the Walsall locality. Our office hours are Monday- Friday and some flexible working will be considered.

Main duties of the job

  • To receive referrals from the multi-disciplinary team and take responsibility for screening of service users to establish the required need for occupational therapy interventions.
  • To contribute to multi-disciplinary team working through management of a designated caseload, participation in MDT meetings and contributions to discussions about service users' care.
  • To develop person centred recovery plans.
  • To provide specialist recovery interventions to current early intervention service users and their families.
  • To deliver group and 1:1 interventions to develop an understanding and strategies to manage the impact of mental health difficulties, both short and long term.
  • To ensure the delivery of education, self-help guidance and interventions which contribute to service users' recovery based treatment plans.
  • To work within the assertive outreach model, working with service users and their families in a location of their choosing, including home visits.
  • To undertake continuous risk assessment and update risk management plans that include self-management of early warning signs of relapse and crisis intervention.
  • To embed recovery and enablement principles within the development and delivery of interventions.
  • To participate in occupational therapy and AHP service structures within the early intervention service and the wider Trust. Including regular supervision of occupational therapy students.

About us

Are you passionate about delivering positive change to the people of the Black Country? Do you want to work with a talented workforce to meet new challenges and improve care for our local communities?

Then our Trust is the place for you.

We employ over 3,000 members of staff and just like the population we serve, we are made up of diverse cultures and backgrounds.

We take pride in supporting, developing and engaging with our workforce. Staff engagement, recognition and wellbeing are vital to the success of our organisation, and we strive to provide a setting in which our staff can showcase their skills, innovative solutions and dedication to healthcare.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the Occupational Therapist job description for a full list of duties and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Evidence of registration with HCPC


  • Post Graduate training relevant to Mental Health
  • Knowledge and experience of working with psychosis
  • Knowledge and experience of working within a community setting



  • full UK driving licence and access to a car for work

Employer details

Employer name

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


EIP Walsall, Canalside

Abbotts Street



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