Occupational Therapist - Band 6

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
9 Oct 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Occupational Therapist - Band 6

37.5 hours per week, permanent role

Coventry - Community Recovery Team working with adults experiencing psychosis.

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed Occupational Therapist to be part of our team.

You will be part of the Occupational Therapy Team who is developing its service within the wider team. OT is very much valued and requests for input come from within the team.

The successful applicant will work as part of the multi-disciplinary team including other band 6 and 5 Occupational Therapists, and band 3 OT support workers to deliver recovery focused interventions in the community. We also have close links with Individual placement support workers, as vocational rehabilitation is one of our NICE guidelines.

Please note many Trust interviews are currently taking place through Microsoft Teams, this can be downloaded either through the App Store or Google Play for use on your phone/tablet.

Main duties of the job

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.

The team is very supportive and involves working closely with psychology, medical, social work, support work and nursing colleagues. This allows us to conduct joint and responsive interventions based on service user need and allows for each group to work closely within their own profession al skill base.

Your caseload will be a mix of OT specific intervention, with some demand for care co-ordination, assessments and duty cover. As the OT demands of the team are so high, your caseload will be adapted to meet the needs of the OT service and wider team.

Staff are encouraged to bring their own ideas, and there are ongoing opportunities for developing group work, alongside our current Recovery focussed, and life skills groups. There will be opportunity to learn and utilise a range of skills such as CBA, sensory work, prescription of basic aids and adaptations, amongst other mental health specific OT interventions.

About us

You will receive support and supervision from the management team and professional supervision from the lead Occupational Therapist.

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust provides a full range of expanding physical, mental health and learning disability services to children, young adults, adults and older adults over many sites across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull.

Services are provided to a population of over one million people living in Coventry and Warwickshire and also a wider geographical area in some of our specialist services, we see on average around 5,000 patients every day.

The service received an overall rating of Good by the CQC and an Outstanding for care and compassion of which we are rightly proud. We have also been recognised both locally and nationally by receiving awards for the services we provide.

Job description Job responsibilities

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.

We utilise the Flexible Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) and Recovery models to deliver multi-disciplinary care to our service users and promote good risk management and care planning. OT is seen as integral in contributing to the care planning of our patients, and therefore leadership skills are essential.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who can work confidently on their own as well as supporting the team. Good communication and problem-solving skills are essential, as well as knowledge of mental illness. You also need to be a driver with access to a car that can be used for business purposes. We also are looking for people who can demonstrate the Trusts vision and values in practice, and are motivated to be involved in innovation and service development as there are a number of different initiatives and opportunities that we encourage staff to become involved with. The role has the expectation of managing and / or supervising junior staff and providing leadership for the team, your leadership skills will also be assessed in interview.

Visits to the team or questions are encouraged to appreciate this exciting role.

Person Specification QUALIFICATIONS Essential
  • Has current relevant professional registration
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • interest in community work
  • Substantial experience in a Community Mental health care setting
  • Developed specialist knowledge gained within a similar environment over a considerable period of time
  • Significant experience of undertaking assessment, formulation, risk assessment and positive risk management
Other Essential
  • car driver - business use

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