B6 Occupational Therapist - Learning Disability CAMHS

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


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Job summary

Learning Disability B6 CAMHS Occupational Therapist

Walsall Learning Disabilities CAMHS

Contractual hours 25 hours per week

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Occupational Therapist with a keen interest in working with young people with Learning Disabilities. Previous experience of working in the community with people with moderate to severe learning disabilities, mental health difficulties and challenging behaviour would be an advantage.

Walsall LD-CAMHS are a specialist multi-disciplinary team who support young people and their families with a range of mental health difficulties and challenging behaviour. The successful applicant will provide assessment and treatment to children and young people with a learning disability who have behaviour of concern, mental health or sensory needs. The caseload will include a mix of OT specific and core intervention, with some demand for care co-ordination.

About us

This job is community based and will involve visiting people within their homes, schools and other community areas.

The Walsall Learning Disability-CAMHS Team is comprised of a Clinical Psychologist, a Learning Disabilities Nurse, a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, an Assistant Psychologist and an Occupational Therapist (advertised post). We are part of the wider CAMHS and are based at Canalside in Walsall.

We are passionate about supporting our team and seek to offer opportunities to develop and nurture skills in line with CPD needs and professional interests. This post comes with a training opportunity in Sensory Integration Therapy if this is not already held by successful candidate. Clinical, managerial and peer group supervision will be available on a regular basis with a named supervisor.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about this post please contact the Clinical Lead for the team, Nadine Sidaway, via email at nadine.sidaway@nhs.net, who can also provide you with the opportunity to speak to one of the Occupational Therapists currently in post.

Closing date is 24th September at midnight.

Interview date: to be confirmed

Person Specification



  • Degree and State Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Evidence of post registration relevant to Mental Health practice
  • Significant post graduate experience in Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, Paediatrics or CAMHS.
  • Ability to write specialist reports


  • Post graduate clinical experience of CAMHS or LD

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust



Abbotts Street

Bloxwich, Walsall


Employer's website


For help with your application, contact:

Nadine Sidaway



Date posted

03 September 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 6


£32,306 to £39,027 a year



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations


Abbotts Street

Bloxwich, Walsall


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