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Senior Occupational Therapist Perinatal Team

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
**We offer a relocation package of up to �8,000**

The relocation package is for anyone who would need to relocate in order to take up employment with Cheshire and Wirral Partnership. Terms and conditions apply.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Occupational Therapist to join the dynamic forward thinking Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Team on a permanent basis for 30 hours per week. The successful applicant must have a minimum 2 years post graduate experience as a Band 5 Occupational Therapist or equivalent.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a specialist area of occupational therapy practice and work alongside a multidisciplinary team to deliver a high quality and evidence based practice for clients of the CWP Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Services. The successful applicant will offer specialist occupational therapy assessment and treatment focusing on perinatal mental health, transition to parenthood and consider the infant and mother-infant relationship.

This post is to caseload hold in the Cheshire East area of the CWP patch where we have a base in Beech House, Macclesfield.

Main duties of the job

This is a part time 30 hours per week, covering core working hours (9am-5pm) Monday to Friday. Flexible/ job-share / part time arrangements may be considered.

The team cover the whole of the CWP footprint and four maternity units across the patch including - Arrowe Park Hospital - Wirral, Countess of Chester Hospital - Chester, Leighton Hospital - Crewe, Macclesfield District & General Hospital - Macclesfield. This post is to caseload hold in the Cheshire East part of our patch.

The clinical team mainly operate agile working with a weekly meeting held at the base and offer clinics across the patch, therefore ability to travel is necessary for this role.

About us

CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries.

Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences.

To support this, we offer up to three weeks induction, dependent on role, with our Prepare to Care programme for all new starters. This aims to give you all the knowledge and guidance to help you grow and flourish with CWP.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for full details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment ,which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the bottom of this page under the job description, or via our website

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If you have a disability that meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme?

Please inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

CWP is proud to be an accredited Veteran Aware organisation helping to provide and share best practice in NHS care for our armed forces community. As a veteran aware organisation, CWP is committed to delivering on the principles of the Armed Force Covenant and has a Silver award with the MOD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (DERS).

The trust offers a Guaranteed Interview Scheme to any armed forces community applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post and encourages applications from armed forces reservists or cadet force adult volunteers.

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment.You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of �13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person Specification



  • Registered Occupational Therapist with the Health Professions Council. Diploma / Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Evidence of post registration study


  • Membership of professional body
  • Practice placement education qualification
  • Evidence of post Registration study in a field relevant to post eg PSI,CBT

Knowledge and Expertise


  • Up to date knowledge and Application of current best Practice in Occupational Therapy and relevant Speciality.
  • Application of Occupational Therapy Outcome measures and Models of practice
  • A sound knowledge of the core skills of Occupational Therapy and their application in this field.
  • Able to communicate effectively. Possess good listening skills.
  • Be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge base and rate personal experience of use of: CPA, Assessment, treatment planning, intervention and evaluation, Quality and clinical audit, Health & Safety, Risk management, Mental Health Act,The application of practical and theoretical knowledge in contemporary health cares eg. Application of intervention strategies, A knowledge of National OT Strategies eg Recovering Ordinary Lives, Clinical Governance
  • Demonstrate a good knowledge of the Health Profession Councils standards of Proficiency and the Occupational therapists responsibility to identify gaps in their knowledge base.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the concepts of mentorship, and supervision. Evidence of active participation in supervision and the appraisal process


  • Proactive in the implementation of change



  • Have 2 years post graduate experience in a mental health setting as a Band 5 Occupational Therapist or equivalent
  • Experience in Group and individual interventions.
  • Experience working in a collaborative way with the MDT and service users/carers
  • Experience of working With the service user group applicable to post applied for
  • Experience in training other professionals and students
  • Experience of managing case work and liaison with community agencies, both statutory and nonstatutory.


  • Experience of research and audit

Employer details

Employer name

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Beech House

180 Chester Road


SK11 8QA

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