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Occupational Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
Occupational Therapy
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Part time: 28 hours
Job ref
285-663-LD
Site
Orchard Hills House
Town
Walsall
Salary
£24,907 - £30,615
Closing
10/07/2020 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: blackcountryhealthcare.nhs.uk. 

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

Occupational Therapist
Adult Learning Disabilities Occupational Therapy Team

Band 5
£24,907 - £30,615 pa (pro rata)

Post: 28 Hours per Week 

Permanent

Based at Orchard Hills Walsall

We require a highly motivated individuals to join our specialist adult learning disabilities team.

The post holders will take an active role in the provision of specialist Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions in the Black Country community. With the support of Senior Occupational Therapy staff, these posts offer the opportunity to develop therapeutic skills in specialist interventions including specialist seating, falls management and sensory integration.

Experience of working with people who have a learning disability and/or mental health needs is essential to the posts, along with a keen interest in supporting individuals to develop and maintain their skills.

In return, the Occupational Therapy service has a well-established supervision structure and offers a range of training/CPD opportunities including access to Trust and regional development groups.

Newly qualified staff are required to undertake a 12 month preceptorship programme.

Please note, Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust and Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust have merged together as one organisation to create Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust from 1st April 2020. Our aim as one trust is to provide sustainable, high quality, accessible and responsive services. 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 are really excited by this opportunity and hope that you are too, we look forward to you expressing an interest in working joining us.

For more information about this posts please contact Lisa Johnson, Occupational Therapy Team Lead Telephone number 01922 658 800 or email: lisa.johnson3@nhs.net

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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

Lisa Johnson

Work :- 01922 658 842

Mobile :- 07388 992 918