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Occupational Therapist - Band 6

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

All Age Autism Intensive Support Team Occupational Therapist

Do you want to work with individuals in mental health crisis who have diagnosis of Autism then please read on...

An exciting opportunity has arisen foran enthusiastic and motivated Occupational Therapist to be part of our All Age Autism Intensive Support Team for Coventry and Warwickshire. If you are a driven and passionate Occupational Therapist and want to work with Autistic children and adults who have additional mental health needs and are at risk of admission to hospital, then we want to hear from you.

The team started as a pilot project nearly 5 years ago. The team have been successful in supporting a number of children with autism and mental health needs, improving their outcomes and reducing their need to go into hospital. Due to the success of the team additional funding has been awarded to extend the scope to include adults.

Occupational Therapy is a valued part of the team and this role along with the other Occupational Therapists are an integral part of the specialist multidisciplinary Team. The team works closely with the other services with in CWPT such as Specialist Mental Health Service, Children's Learning Disability Team and the All Age Neurodevelopmental Team. There are also close links with community services including Social Care, Education and the local Community Autism Support Service and Keyworker team hosted by MIND.

Main duties of the job

As an Occupational Therapist you will work with the child/ adult and their family/carer's to fully understand their strengths and needs and what is impacting on their emotional well-being and their participation in daily occupations. You will provide advice and recommendations regarding improving their occupational performance in areas of self-care, leisure and education in a person-centred and meaningful way this will be through goal-setting using a SMART framework grading and modifying tasks and environments that may be challenging, overwhelming or under stimulating developing sensory diets based on the individuals needs and sensory profile contributing to differential diagnoses through specialist assessments and observations

Significant experience or the willingness to train in the following areas is essential:
  • Assessment skills and working holistically with young people and their families
  • Multi-agency working and the ability to work alongside the MDT in carrying out interventions and therapy
  • Positive Behaviour Support Framework
  • A working knowledge of Autism and the ability to support the development of individual Autism profiles
  • A working knowledge of the Model of Human Occupation, its application and related assessments is essential, as is the ability to work alongside the MDT in carrying out therapeutic interventions.
  • Knowledge and experience of applying a sensory integration frame of reference is also desirable to this role

About us

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 group

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

Good working knowledge of Autism and mental health is essential for this role, as well as evaluating outcomes from assessment and interventions, through using both team and occupational therapy outcome measures.

If you are interested then please email or Ann Cordery (Lead OT)

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Unrestricted registration with Health Professions Council (HPC



  • Experience or interest in working with Children with Autism/Mental difficulties
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of sensory processing



  • Competence with clients with complex needs, communication issues and/or challenging behaviour
  • Have experience of applying models of practice and frames of reference relevant to this post.
  • Worked as part of an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of staff management



  • Member of College of Occupational Therapy
  • Car Owner/ Driver

Employer details

Employer name

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust


Wayside House

Wilsons Lane



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