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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
27 Apr 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an experienced Occupational Therapist to come and join our service within acute inpatient mental health at the Caludon Center, Coventry.

The post holder is required to work within multi-disciplinary age independent 24/7 male assessment and recovery ward, which provides services to those experiencing an acute psychiatric crisis where an inpatient stay is necessary.

The post holder will be welcomed into our strong multidisciplinary ward and unit team. Management and professional support is provided through the allied health professions team.

Main duties of the job

  • Lead the development, delivery and evaluation of effective occupational therapy on the ward.
  • Contribute to the maintenance and development of the therapeutic environment within the ward and unit.
  • Contribute to the holistic assessment of physical and mental well being needs.
  • Deliver relevant evidence based interventions.
  • Engage with carers and significant others in response to identified needs.
  • Contribute to the development, delivery and evaluation of ward activity interventions.

About us

We have a large allied health professions team within the service, and professional supervision, support and development is provided.

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

1. To undertake relevant evidence based occupational assessments in order to inform formulation of need on ward recovery interventions and effective discharge planning.

2. To collaborate with service users and the team to facilitate occupational interventions to improve emotional regulation and participation in meaningful activities and roles. Including:
  • Efficacy to (re)engage in doing
  • Exploring options for activity
  • Optimising required self care / independent living skills
  • Education regarding management of symptoms and risk, within activity
  • (Re) Establishing productive / valued routines
  • Developing / maintaining organisation and skills
  • Use of aids, adaptations and environmental modification to support engagement in activity
  • Supporting transitions into new physical and social environments
  • Consultation, liaison and advice
  • Supporting engagement in leisure & exercise
  • Vocational guidance, signposting and advice as applicable
  • Identifying use of occupation for risk, symptom management and relapse prevention.
  • Complete outcome measures and audit
  • Contribute to co production for service development and delivery

please refer to JD for further details

Person Specification



  • Significant OT experience in a relevant setting
  • Supervisory experience
  • Driver with vehicle
  • Knowledgeable and passionate about Recovery

Employer details

Employer name

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust


The Caludon Centre

Clifford Bridge Road



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