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Occupational Therapist - Redditch Neighbourhood MH Service

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join the Worcestershire Localities within the Neighbourhood Community Mental Health Teams (NMHT).

An exciting opportunity for either an experienced OT or someone wishing to develop their career. As enthusiastic OT you will lead practice development and will be supported within the team by both the clinical and leadership structure.

Contributing to the delivery of our services, facilitating group interventions and working with individuals on improving the functioning in their lives, as a key member of our MDT across the Primary Care Networks ensuring our patients receive expert care focused on recovery.

The post is for 37.5 hours a week Monday to Friday, although we would consider applications for 22.5 hours a week over 3 days. We also allow flexibility for hybrid working if clinically possible.

Are you passionate and looking to be part of OT provision within the NMHT then we would welcome your application.

Please be advised NHS Jobs Service will not be available
  • Friday 17th to Monday 20th May

Do not attempt to use the service at these times and consider this for your application submission.

Main duties of the job

You would be working as part of a well-established and supportive Occupational Therapy team. All our OTs complete specific and Specialist Occupational Therapy Roles as part of the MDT. The role involves being
  • Part of the OT provision
  • Supervised and supported by OT's
  • Part of an MDT that values and respects OT
  • Able to use your initiative and creative skills
  • Developing knowledge and application of the Model of Human Occupation and other specialist assessmentsThe ability to communicate effectively
  • Working flexibly to provide the service delivery need across the county
  • Being an enthusiastic, motivated and innovative thinker to become part of the team
  • An ability to work autonomously to manage your own case load
  • An ability to problem solve and manage time effectively
  • Experience of working with this user group in community settings.
  • Attending weekly MDT meetings, participate in professionals meetings, signpost to adjunct services depending on patient need.

About us

At Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, we are working together to deliver outstanding care. We run community hospitals and community health services across Worcestershire and provide mental health and learning disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our people (all 4500+ of them) provide services for people of all ages, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions from over 100 sites.

We will support you to thrive offer flexible working options for a great work-life balance, help you fulfil your ambitions, and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. Its why we were named Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award at the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities.

What we offer

27 days leave plus bank holidays, increasing up to 33 days with long service

Generous NHS pension and enhanced pay when you work unsocial hours

Flexible and agile working opportunities

Great maternity, paternity, and adoption support

Wide range of staff networks such as LGBT+ and ENRICH (Equality Network for Race Inclusion and Cultural Heritage)

Health service discounts and online benefits including excellent cycle to work and car salary sacrifice schemes

Health and wellbeing opportunities

If you would like to know more, please visit our careers website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Behave consistently with the values and beliefs of the organisation and promote these
  • Act as a role model to colleagues, maintaining the highest standards of professionalism
  • Use initiative and take responsibility for the quality of your work and the service you provide
  • Manage a caseload of clients with complex needs, using evidence based / client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions these interventions will be underpinned by the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO). To commission services where required
  • Provide leadership for junior staff, through supervision and appraisal.
  • Participate in the planning, development and evaluation of OT Services, within a designated area / team, holding responsibility for defined projects
  • Provide outcomes for the service and service users by using agreed tools/assessments underpinned by MOHO
  • Contribute to the maintenance and development of the Trust OT Service
  • Regularly supervise OT students

For full detail of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification

Additional Criteria


  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the post



  • Specialist knowledge and application of occupational therapy assessments and interventions relevant to client group.
  • Knowledge / experience of audit procedures
  • Understanding of occupational therapy outcome measures
  • Detailed knowledge of mental health legislation and current practice
  • Detailed knowledge of the principles of clinical governance and its application


  • Working knowledge and experience of the application of the Model of Human Occupation
  • Knowledge of occupational therapy models of practice

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to challenge poor behaviour
  • Role modelling good behaviour
  • A positive attitude and able to act on feedback
  • Ability to work autonomously and set own priorities
  • Supervisory / appraisal skills



  • Diploma / degree in OT
  • Practice Placement qualification within one year of appointment
  • Postgraduate training relevant to mental health
  • I understand that I will be asked to provide original certificates to verify my qualifications at point of offer



  • Documented evidence of continuing professional development
  • Significant post registration experience including experience within mental health
  • Minimum 1 year within / related specialty
  • Extensive clinical experience including individual and group work


  • Experience of a range of mental health settings

Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust



Quinney's Lane


B98 7WG

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