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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 09/08/2020.

Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 285-1391-MH

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (formerly known as Black Country Partnership Foundation Trust)
Occupational Therapist
Penn Hospital, Wolverhampton
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health, learning disability, and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country.

Across the whole of the region we provide:

  • Adult and older adult mental health services
  • Specialist learning disability services
  • Mental health services for children and young people
  • Community healthcare services for children, young people and families is Dudley

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020, after NHS England and NHS Improvement approved the merger of Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. Combining resources, strategies and talented workforce enables us to deliver a wider variety of outstanding services that are based on best practice and are continually improving.

We currently employ over 3,000 members of staff and just like the population we serve, we are made up of diverse cultures and backgrounds. Whatever your role, working in a NHS Foundation Trust, like ours, is a demanding and extremely rewarding experience. Knowing that every day you can help to make a positive difference to someone’s life is a very powerful feeling. We know that our Trust runs on this desire to help and support people, and our Trust vision expresses this. Our vision is to improve health and wellbeing for everyone, especially our colleagues to achieve the best possible work/life balance.

We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it. To find more about our staff benefits, please visit our website:

For further supporting information to apply for this role please see documents attached under ‘Additional documents’.

Occupational Therapist

Planned care - Adult Services

Band 5

£24,907 - £30,615 Per Annum

37.5 Hours Per Week

1 Post (substantive)

Wellbeing Service – Penn Hospital

We are looking to recruit one Occupational Therapist to join the Wellbeing Service, a Secondary Mental Health Service in Wolverhampton. The post holder will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and will play a key role in the case management and assessment of clients in the mental health Wellbeing Team.

The Practitioner will help provide a range of occupation focused interventions to working age adults, with mental health problems ranging from mild to moderate. The Wellbeing Service consists of Wellbeing nurses, OTs, Psychologists, Psychological Therapists and S.T.R workers.

We are looking for a practitioner with an interest in developing their skills in therapeutically orientated clinical work and service development. The post-holders will develop and deliver packages of care based on the recovery model of mental health. They will provide a Case Management role as well as a duty worker for the Wellbeing Service. They will work within a supportive team and robust clinical and managerial supervision will be provided.

As an Occupational Therapist you will be responsible for using occupational therapy assessments to develop recovery focussed care for a caseload of service users under guidance from the Band 6 Occupational Therapist. The role will involve both group and individual work with service users.

For further information about the above post, contact: Carl Simpson, Interim O.T. Lead on 0121 543 4292.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameCarl SimpsonJob titleInterim O.T. Lead Planned careEmail addresscarl.simpson@nhs.netTelephone number0121 543 4292

** Please Note that Internal at Risk Employees will be given preference for this position**

We reserve the right to bring the closing date forward for this vacancy at any time should we receive an overwhelming response of applications. We therefore encourage applicants to apply early if you wish to be considered for this post.

If you do not hear from the recruitment 4 weeks within the advertised closing date please assume that you have been unsuccessful at the shortlisting stage. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis for any recruitment updates regarding this vacancy.

Successful applicants for clinical posts up to and including Band 4 are expected to hold the national Care Certificate qualification and will be supported to attain this once in post.

The Trust is committed to equal opportunities, providing opportunities for flexible working and is a non-smoking organisation.

Due to the nature of the work some posts may be subject to a Standard Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, through the Disclosure and Barring Service as stipulated under part V of the Police Act 1997.

Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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