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Occupational Therapist

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pro rata, per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are delighted to be advertising this unique opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join our Community Mental Health Team, covering the Newcastle-under-Lyme area of Staffordshire.

This is an established post within our team, and the role will involve working as an Occupational Therapist, within our multi-disciplinary team, alongside Doctors, Nurses,Psychologists, Support Time Recovery (STR) and Health Care Support Workers and our admin team.

We continue to work on improving and developing our occupational therapy based pathways, with a focus on recovery for our service users.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be working alongside our current Senior Occupational Therapists to develop these group and individual recovery focussed pathways. We also aim to develop a clear and structured STR pathway, using the occupational therapy process to drive this.

The community mental health teams exist to support service users with identified mental health conditions using the CPA process of care delivery. Your role will involve working with a specific client group with occupational therapy and mental health needs, using the CPA process the support this. This will involve you taking the role of care coordinator for selected individuals, where appropriate. With the restrictions in place around COVID, the role will include face to face interventions in the community and service users own homes; as well as interventions via video/digital platforms. The ability to travel remains essential.

About us

Our Trust is on an incredible journey of innovation and we'd like you to be part of it.

Our vision is 'To be Outstanding in all we do and how we do it.' Our teams pride themselves on compassion, team work and resilience. The Trust supports you by offering a flexible shift system including twilight shifts and compressed hours to support working families and our staff parking is free on all our main sites.

As an employee and representative of the Trust, you are required to demonstrate and uphold the Trust's Values. These are:

Proud to CARE:


Caring with compassion, it's about how we listen, what we say, what we do.


Friendly, welcoming, sharing ideas and being open


Taking personal and collective responsibility, being accountable for our actions


Striving for the best, for high-quality safe care and continually improving

Job description Job responsibilities

The role requires the delivery of a range of occupational therapy specific interventions, care planning and risk managing, with the support of the multi-disciplinary team. The role also includes supporting our existing anxiety and depression pathways and group delivery, working closely with our multi-disciplinary team. There is ample opportunity to work alongside our psychology staff in the delivery of self-help/workbook interventions and we actively encourage individual development and will work with staff to develop skills and interests within their role.

You will need to be innovative, compassionate and motivated, have a passion to deliver individualised, person centred care and make a positive contribution to service development. This is an opportunity to join our Community Mental Health Teams as we enter a time of modernisation and development of our services to meet the needs of local people. Support and interventions are delivered that are recovery focused and promote independence and resilience, and deliver high quality outcomes for service users and carers.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree in Occupational Therapy
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of working within Mental Health Services.
Knowledge Essential
  • Flexible approach to all aspects of work

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