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

Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 285-1392-MH

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (formerly known as Black Country Partnership Foundation Trust)
Occupational Therapy
Hallam Street, West Bromwich
£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

Hallam Street Occupational Therapy Team

Band 5

37.5 Hours

We are looking to welcome and recruit an Occupational Therapist to join our Adult Urgent Care team as part of the Mental Health Group within Black Country Healthcare Trust. The post holder will join our friendly multi-disciplinary inpatient therapy team based at Hallam Street Hospital, an acute hospital in West Bromwich.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual, who is committed and interested in working with people who have acute mental health difficulties.
The post-holder will need to be flexible and reliable, an excellent team player who is able to make a positive contribution to our mutually supportive, friendly and cohesive group of staff.

As an Occupational Therapist you will be responsible for using occupational therapy assessments to develop recovery focussed and person centred care for designated inpatients who have identified priority occupational needs. Treatment plans will involve the use of meaningful activity, will be occupational focused and will involve both group and individual work with patients.

Therapy provision and hospital resources include a fully equipped music room, art room, gym facilities and ongoing re-design of therapeutic garden area to name a few. The post holder will work alongside Occupational Therapy Assistant practitioners and Technical instructors, physiotherapy, nursing, psychology and medical staff, therefore the post-holder must be able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team and have excellent organisational and time management skills. Enthusiasm and experience in service development and leadership qualities are also important and it is essential that you have good communication and interpersonal skills.

In return, you can expect support and development of clinical skills through preceptorship, individual and peer supervision, appraisal, team meetings, CPD opportunities, and involvement in group and service improvement projects.

For further information about the above post, contact Julie Bowater, Principal Occupational Therapist and AHP Lead for mental health on 07815 966379 or via email:

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameJulie BowaterJob titlePrincipal Occupational Therapist and AHP Lead for Mental HealthEmail addressJulie.Bowater@nhs.netTelephone number07815 966379

** 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.

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

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