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Specialist Perinatal Occupational Therapy Lead

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Dudley, Walsall, Wolverhampton and Sandwell
£41,659 to £47,637 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Perinatal Care
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you an Occupational Therapist who is ready for a new and exciting opportunity? Do you have an interest in perinatal mental health? Do you want to work in a forward thinking multi-disciplinary team?

This could be the perfect role for you.

An exciting opportunity has been created for an Occupational Therapy Lead (Band 7) to join our friendly Specialist Perinatal mental health community service.

We are looking for an exceptional Occupational Therapy lead who is enthusiastic, highly motivated, experienced and innovative. If you have a history of demonstrating clinical expertise and strong leadership skills, with a passion for developing others this could be the ideal job opportunity for you.

As part of our multi-disciplinary team, you will work as an autonomous Occupational Therapy clinician, providing specialist assessment, intervention and will hold a clinical caseload. You will provide leadership and supervision to OT's and student OT's across the service. You will also be a part of the perinatal senior leadership team.

The Perinatal service supports women with moderate to severe mental health difficulties during the antenatal and post-natal period. Some previous experience of working with this client group would be an advantage however is not essential. We are looking for someone who has an interest in working holistically with people and who have a keen interest in perinatal mental health and have a motivation to work in this rewarding area.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible to the AHP Lead for the Division and the Perinatal Service Manager. They will have designated operational responsibility for professional leadership and co-ordination of the Occupational Therapy Team within the perinatal service. They will also deliver occupational therapy to perinatal service users, conduct assessments, interventions and hold a caseload.

There will be further opportunities to contribute towards the transition of the Occupational Therapy Role within the team, as part of a wider community transformation environment.

The team presently provide OT interventions, both individual and group based, person centredand Recovery focused.

Supporting the facilitation of student placements, is a key priority of the organisation, which is therefore translated to this role. We are looking at supporting clinicians with flexible ways of doing this such as sharing students and facilitation of tutorials, which as a member of the team you would have the ability to contribute to the ongoing development of this.

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.

Person Specification Essential Essential
  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Masters level qualification relevant to post or relevant masters level clinical experience
  • Documented evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Significant experience as a band 6/7 occupational therapist in a relevant clinical field or fields, including extensive mental health experience.
  • Relevant management course
  • Thorough knowledge of the current management of mental health services
  • Effective working knowledge of health and social care policy, including the social care context of mental health services.

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