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Occupational Therapist - Band 6 Community Mental Health

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
20 Apr 2024
Band 6 Occupational Therapist - South Warwickshire Community Mental Health Team for Adults

Do you want to be of a supportive multis-disciplinary team that works creatively with those with mental health conditions across South Warwickshire?

Working for our Team offers you the opportunity to develop some excellent specialist skills and take part in imaginative and effective interventions. Time is spent investing in your development and there are lots of opportunities to shadow colleagues on duty, during assessments and on visits when you first join us. There are a lot of training opportunities within the team and time is given to allow you to access this. This will allow you to confidently undertake the role of delivering treatment and interventions to your patients. The nature of the team means that you bring your knowledge, experience, enthusiasm, and empathy and are exposed to the knowledge and skills of other colleagues within the team which promotes growth and development within your own practice at an accelerated rate. We are a team that recognises the work we do can be difficult at times and we have a strong supportive approach- both in professional matters and passing on good practice, learning and sharing risk but also when it impacts on us personally. You will have access to Managerial, clinical and peer supervision.

Main duties of the job

The team has invested in considerable staff training and development over the years to develop staff skills with working with our patient group. Working within an established team, you'll be managing a caseload of patients who have complex mental health problems and delivering Occupational Therapy Interventions plus group interventions. Full training will be given on these. You will act as a specialist OT as well as having a caseload of generic responsibilities such as duty, assessments and key working our clients. As a successful candidate you will have the opportunity to build your skills and confidence. You will be working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, using evidence-based approaches and time limited interventions. You'll be communicating with a wide variety of patients professionals partners and agencies.

As part of working in our team you will be working with some individuals who can present as chaotic & emotionally dysregulated. This can be a challenging patient group, however, we have a positive attitude & non-judgmental approach toward our patient group, understanding what has brought them to their current presentation, recognising individual strengths and establishing clear, focussed, professional relationships that identify clear boundaries and expectations for both the patient and clinician. This empowers both patient and clinician to see what can be achieved through clear collaborative care planning.

About us

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT) deliver a wide range of physical, mental health, learning disability and autism services, and are proud to serve communities across Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond.At CWPT 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. We have an extensive wellbeing package to support our staff both in and out of work and our flexible working policy promotes a good work-life balance. With excellent training and development opportunities, we believe in growing our talent to be the best they can be and strive to promote from within the organisation. We listen to the feedback of our staff and service users, to ensure everyone has a voice and is recognised and valued for their contribution.We are undergoing a period of community transformation with CWPT and moving forward we will be providing adult community mental health treatment within a Place Based Multi-Disciplinary Community Mental Health Service that will be aligned to designated Primary Care Networks (PCNs). These teams will form part of a Primary Care and Specialist Service Continuum. These roles are key in providing professional nursing support and interventions to a wide range of service users presenting with complex mental health, conditions, needs and experiences.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are looking for staff with a passion for assessing and working with people with complex and significant mental health problems. We see this as an ideal opportunity to further develop specialist skills. It is important you have good communication skills and can work on your own initiative as well as collaboratively with colleagues. A willingness and enthusiasm to learn new skills and develop your practice is vital.

This team provides interventions on a one to one basis and group formats. You will have the opportunity to participate and run groups and you will be given training within the team for this.

Person Specification



  • Relevant Professional Qualification in OT
  • Current unrestricted registration with HCPC
  • Specialist knowledge across a range of procedures and theory
  • Professional knowledge acquired through degree/ diploma

Knowledge and Skills


  • Ability to demonstrate and apply understanding of policies and procedures
  • Ability to demonstrate and apply understanding safety issues
  • Ability to demonstrate and apply understanding of confidentiality
  • Ability to demonstrate and apply problem solving skills to a variety of situations



  • Substantial experience in a mental health setting
  • Experience of using recovery focused intervention.
  • Developed specialist clinical knowledge gained within a similar environment over a considerable period of time
  • Significant experience of undertaking assessment, formulation, risk assessment and positive risk taking

Employer details

Employer name

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust


St Mary's Lodge / Ashton House and Stratford health care

12 St. Mary's Road


CV31 1JN

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