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Mental Health Occupational Therapist - IMHT

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
21 Mar 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Full Time
Previous applicants need not

We are open to offering this role as a band 5 position to the right person, depending on experience'

Are you a qualified Occupational Therapist looking for a new opportunity to work in an organisation that will help you develop and achieve your goals to become the best you can be? If so, you're in luck - Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust has an opportunity to join our Integrated Mental Health Team based in Lichfield.

We are an award-winning Trust and have recently been ranked by HSJ awards as top in the Midlands for Mental Health, Learning and Development and Community Trusts as Best Place to work recommended by employees. When you come to work with us, we will help you reach your full potential. Not only that, we will actively seek opportunities to share the great things you are doing, with others locally, regionally, and nationally.

Main duties of the job

  • As a Registered Occupational Therapist you will be part of a team providing a specialist adult mental health service. The service will deliver a pathway of care in accordance with the latest evidence-base, which puts the service user's needs at the centre of the service.
  • Each team member will be responsible for supporting a culture of wrapping the service around the person and will need to work flexibly in order to ensure that pathways work together as a whole service, to meet the person's needs.
  • You will have a level of knowledge and expertise acquired through in-depth experience of mental health issues underpinned by extensive post registration experience to develop skills, knowledge and an excellent values base. There is an expectation that all work is underpinned by theoretical and technical knowledge, in addition to practical experience gained from a degree/diploma in Occupational Therapy and other relevant training. Clinical service delivery will incorporate a range of graded therapeutic interventions using occupational performance to address skill deficits enabling the client in areas of self-maintenance, productivity and leisure.

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

Check out the videos below showcasing why you should grow your career here with us at MPFT:

Why Work for Mental Health Services at MPFT - YouTube

Development and Progression Within Mental Health Services at MPFT - YouTube

The Integrated Mental Health teams work as part of a 'neighbourhood' offering place based provision of mental health services in partnership with other local organisations. Clinicians within the IMHT will offer interventions and treatments which are concordant with NICE guidelines, and allocation within the team will be based on the needs of the service user, matching clinician skills to service user needs.

As an Occupational Therapist from the NHS or private sector, you will join a team that works in close partnership with Staffordshire Police and Mental Health Services, and you will join a Trust that puts people at the heart of what we do.

Your career with us will be enjoyable and rewarding as you develop specialist skills and make a real difference for some of the most vulnerable people in society.

Person Specification



  • Dip COT or degree in Occupational Therapy
  • BAOT Registered
  • Health And Care Professions Council Registered Occupational Therapist



  • Evidence of extensive post registration experience with working with adults experiencing mental health related difficulties
  • Experience of integrating care delivery across multi disciplinary /multi agency teams
  • Experience of leading/contributing to CPA/SAP process

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


St Michaels Court

Trent Valley Road


WS13 6EE

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