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Perinatal Occupational Therapist

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Dudley and Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Perinatal Care
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for passionate Occupational Therapists to join our forward thinking perinatal community teams in the Black Country. We have 2 positions available at the current time; 1 position (33.75 hours per week) is available to work within our Sandwell and Dudley Perinatal Team and 1 position (30 hours per week) is available to work within our Walsall and Wolverhampton Perinatal Team.

This is an exciting opportunity for Occupational therapists who are interested in Perinatal Mental health, and wish to develop specialist knowledge and practice in this rewarding field.

The Perinatal service supports women with moderate to severe mental health difficulties during the antenatal and post-natal period. This may include women who have a previous history of serious mental health difficulties or women who are experiencing mental health difficulties for the first time.

Some previous experience of working with this group would be an advantage but is not essential. Our team is developing and evolving, support, training and CPD opportunities are available via the Trust appraisal system.

Job locations

Dudley and Sandwell Perinatal Team - Bushey Fields Hospital, DY1 2LZ

Walsall and Wolverhampton Perinatal Team - Dorothy Pattison Hospital, WS2 9XH

Main duties of the job

  • As part of the role you will be required to provide assessment and intervention that will identify barriers and support women in the perinatal period to achieve functional goals.
  • You will be required to manage a caseload of women who are in the perinatal period with moderate, severe and enduring mental health needs, offering occupational therapy interventions where mental health problems have a marked impact on their occupational functioning and who have complex occupational needs.
  • You will provide occupational therapy advice to the multi-disciplinary team.
  • You will contribute to the planning, development, provision and evaluation of the Occupational Therapy offer within the Specialist Perinatal Service as well as contribute to audit, standard setting, research, and development.
  • You will provide professional supervision of students as well as training to students, staff colleagues and other agencies.

About us

At Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, we're building a high-calibre, diverse and inclusive mental health workforce. One that will give talented professionals like you the opportunity to shape an outstanding service that will transform community mental healthcare and deliver happier and healthier lives all across our communities.

The Trust is rated 'Good' from CQC (Care Quality Commission) and is the lead provider for mental health services across The Black Country. We have recently invested in newly created clinical divisions and are currently developing new models of integrated primary and secondary care for adults and older adults.

Just as we look after our patients, we make sure to look after our staff, too. We have a strong dedication to staff health and wellbeing, as well as anti-racism, diversity and inclusion. This is a place where everyone can bring their whole selves to work, feel truly supported and do great things in the process.

In return for your talent and dedication, you can look forward to an exciting and thorough induction programme and you'll receive clinical and professional support from a diverse and growing multi-disciplinary team.

We are an inclusive employer, serving a diverse population across our region. We want our workforce to reflect the communities we serve and strive for the diversity and ability of our workforce to be able offer this.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities.

The post holder will work within our perinatal mental health service assessing and providing interventions for women, birthing people and their families.

The post holder will work independently and with other members of the multi-disciplinary team to deliver a comprehensive service to this client group.

Person Specification Education Essential
  • oDegree and registered Occupational Therapist
  • oEvidence of post registration relevant to mental health practice
  • oPost graduate qualification specific to perinatal mental health
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • oPost graduate clinical experience related to clinical fields
  • oPost graduate clinical experience in perinatal mental health

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