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Adult ADHD & Autism Occupational Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 6

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Adult ADHD & Autism
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time: 37.5hrs Monday - Friday 8-4
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Hill House
Amblecote, Stourbridge
£31,365 - £37,890
Salary period
22/10/2020 23:59

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’.

Adult ADHD & Autism  Occupational Therapist

Black Country Healthcare Foundation Trust is looking for a motivated individual to work in our Adult ADHD & Autism Service (AAAS) as a Band 6 Occupational Therapist. The service is for people over 16 years referred for assessment, diagnosis and treatment interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Attention Deficit Hyper activity Disorder (ADHD)

As the successful post holder, you will primarily be involved in the assessment pathway for ADHD and ASD, including the development of person centred plans. You will work with the wider team in the responsibility of conducting the Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders (DISCO) assessment for patients to aid diagnosis, using the appropriate software (training will be provided for the successful applicant as required). You will work as part of the AAAS Multi-disciplinary team, being involved in diagnosis decision making and effective team working, including the preparation of reports.

The post will enable you to develop specialist skills within a supportive team structure, with regular supervision and the opportunity to develop links both locally and nationally with the ADHD and ASD network.

The Trust is keen to support their staff’s personal development and various training is provided to assist their career pathway including undertaking all statutory and mandatory training.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Susanne Tracey
Job title
AAAS Team Manager
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Additional information

For an informal discussion regarding the post please contact Susanne Tracey, Team Manager, 07557214045

Post Details:-Band 6 AAAS Occupational Therapist

Location Base:- Hill House, High Street, Amblecote, Stourbridge, DY8 4DG

Hours: Full Time position – 37.5 hrs per week - Mon- Fri, 8.00am -4.00pm