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Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 301-LBG-22-144529

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Mental Health Rotation
Shropshire, inc Telford
£25,655 - £31,534

An award winning organisation with over 9000 employees across services in North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Essex, we are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers.

What can we offer you?

  • Our SOOTHE resources are supporting staff across the trust with their physical and mental health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.

  • Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters

  • Annual Big SOOTHE week provides time to reflect on the demands following the pandemic and connect with others to feel able to face future challenges as we move forward.

  • “In our Gift” provides a platform for your voice to be heard to implement change

  • Purchase additional annual leave as well as wellbeing days

  • Career development opportunities and coaching

  • Access to in house training programs, leadership management and NVQ qualifications as well as our wellbeing and recovery college

  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)

  • Flexible working wherever possible including opportunities for homeworking

  • Opportunities to connect of important issues such as Sustainability and digital working

  • Empower and engage our staff with LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and STAFF Surveys

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Commitment to create a more diverse and inclusive organisation through our Staff Equality Network

  • NHS pension scheme

  • You would be eligible for NHS discounts including blue light card and red guava

Occupational Therapist

Mental Health Rotation

Band 5

37.5 hrs per week


Want a diverse experience in mental health?. Consolidate your skills and broaden your horizons: Join our Innovative Mental Health Rotation at MPFT, a Trust that values People, Empowerment and Partnerships

As Allied Health Professionals (AHP’s), we focus on maintaining people’s essential life skills, making life better for our communities, using a recovery focused approach and living well with dementia approach.

The Shropshire mental health rotation spans six diverse clinical areas including in-patient and community settings. Each rotation is for a 12 month period, changing in September. Due to our current band 5s moving upwards and onwards, we will have vacancies in two of the rotations below:

  • Community Memory Service, Telford
  • Adult Community Mental Health, Shrewsbury
  • In-patient Older People, Redwoods Centre, Shrewsbury
  • Forensic In-patient, Redwoods Centre, Shrewsbury
  • Crisis Response and Home Treatment, Shrewsbury
  • Bee U (children’s services), Shrewsbury

What we are looking for:

Successful applicants will be able to function autonomously in multidisciplinary teams, with supervision from an experienced senior occupational therapist in the team. There will be an expectation that the post holder will work flexibly, demonstrate effective clinical reasoning, and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The post will involve taking responsibility for your own caseload of service users that you may care coordinate. There will be balance between generic and profession specific work. The environment could be fast pace and challenging, however, highly rewarding. Your role will involve working with other agencies, families, carers and local communities.

Current HCPC registration required.

We strive to be “a fantastic place to work” and we embody this by providing:

  • Clear and robust AHP governance structures
  • Clinical, Professional and Managerial Supervision
  • Commitment to careers
  • Excellent peer support
  • Self-directed professional development with in-house and external training, including mentorship
  • Evidence based Preceptorship package
  • Regular specialist meetings
  • Promote innovations locally and nationally.
  • Promotion of: evidence based work, outcome measures and audit.
  • Working for the NHS can entitle you to many discounts at shops, restaurants etc. Benefits package (see link on advert) includes:generous annual leave allowance, NHS pension scheme – one of the most comprehensive schemes in the UK, contractual entitlements such as generous maternity, paternity, adoption, sickness.

For further information contact: Kate Austin, Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist or phone on 07794 010 006

If you are applying for this post, and meet the criteria to be offered an interview, we strongly recommend that you make contact beforehand to find out more about the post.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION about your application. Please read. .

The Trust treats personal data collected during the recruitment process in accordance with the Information Governance Policy. Information about how your data is used and the basis for processing your data is contained within the Trust’s Privacy Notice

1. UPDATES & CORRESPONDENCE – All correspondence will be sent via email to the email address you used when making your application. Please check your email regularly. If you have selected updates by text messaging we will also correspond via this method.

2. EMPLOYMENT CHECKS – If selected for interview, you will be sent an email with the details of the documentation you need to bring along with you to verify your Right to work in the UK, your identity and DBS Check. Failure to bring the documentation will delay your employment if you are successful at interview.

3. REFERENCES - Please ensure you provide email addresses for all referees for the last 3 years of employment and advise of any gaps in employment. We will not request references prior to interview unless you have given permission on your application form to do so, however, if you are offered a position with the Trust, references will be requested at the point of offer and by completing this application you are giving your approval for this information to be requested.

MPFT is committed to the equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and welcome applications from a wide range of candidates from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, physical / mental disability or offending background.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early

UK Registration

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

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