Occupational Therapist

Schoen Clinic Newbridge are looking for an Occupational Therapist who wants to work as part of a dynamic and welcoming multidisciplinary team.

Schoen Clinic Newbridge are looking for an Occupational Therapist who wants to work as part of a dynamic and welcoming multidisciplinary team.

Principle Duties

Key Accountabilities:

  • Supporting patients to help them set and work towards agreed goals, reporting back on their progress to the wider MDT. 
  • Liaising appropriately with patients, carer’s and outside agencies, as well as the multi-disciplinary team.   
  • To assist the OT team to plan and implement individual and/or group interventions, in collaboration with the patients, using graded activity to achieve therapeutic goals.  
  • Carrying out observations, e.g. how a patient copes with daily living functions and feeding back information to the OT and MDT as appropriate. 
  • Planning and setting up of groups and activities.  
  • Leading group activities (following a period of training and shadowing of OTs) 
  • To contribute to multidisciplinary team meetings and CPAs. 
  • To be physically and mentally able to carry out the duties required accurately. 
  • To understand and work within the variable nature of the job and respond in a professional manner.  
  • To respect the individuality, values, cultural and religious diversity of clients and contribute to the provision of a service sensitive to these needs.  
  • Ensure that up to date written and electronic records and activity data are maintained in accordance with professional and Schoen Clinic Newbridge policy.  
  • To comply with the Royal College of Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.  
  • To be a registered member of the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and follow relevant national policies and guidelines in conjunction with Schoen Clinic Newbridge procedures.  
  • Plan, organise and be accountable for the management of a designated caseload.  
  • Apply acquired skills and knowledge of professional practice in order to develop fitness to practice as an occupational therapist.  
  • To work in any environment necessary to meet the client’s needs. This will include Schoen Clinic Newbridge, various community environments such as retails settings, schools and public transport. On occasion this may also include patient homes.  
  • To assess, monitor and report risk during on and off unit activities. To follow relevant risk assessments for these activities and feedback any concerns. 
  • To hold a full UK driving licence and Business Insurance to facilitate off unit, patient related activities (including driving patients and colleagues). Copies of Driving License, Insurance certificate and MOT to be held in personnel file. 
  • To be aware of and follow care plans for young people. 




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Our culture of world-class medical excellence is based on our five key values:

Accountable: Taking ownership of the things I say and do

Caring: Treating others as I would like to be treated

Collaborative: Working together to make a winning team

Courageous: Being proud to be different and challenge the norm

Determined: Seeing things through to meet and exceed expectations




Schoen Clinic Newbridge Birmingham

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Closing Date

30 May 2022


What's on Offer: Salary up to £25,600 with an annual salary review 25 days holiday + 8 bank holidays Professional development opportunities Contributory pension scheme Enhanced Private Medical Insurance with BUPA including access to a private GP service, free screening & the inclusion of pre-existing conditions. Eye care scheme with Specsavers Online benefits portal with high street and online shopping discounts Cycle to work scheme Group Life Assurance Enhanced maternity & paternity pay Paid emergency leave Occupational Sick Pay above SSP Interest free season ticket loans Employee Assistance Programme with wellbeing support


Essential Skills: 

  • BSc/MSc in Occupational Therapy or  equivalent  
  • Knowledge of eating disorders 
  • Knowledge and experience of working with people with mental health conditions 
  • Car driver with daily use of own vehicle and business insurance to carry patients and staff (or willing to obtain this on commencing in post) 
  • Experience of working in healthcare and/or educational settings 
  • Experience of working with people with mental health difficulties 
  • Experience of documenting 
  • Basic IT skills – email, Word, Excel etc 
  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritise and schedule work independently  
  • Maintains a professional conduct at all times, remaining calm and in control 
  • Able to adapt to an ever-changing environment and reacting quickly to meet challenges 
  • Committed to work as part of a team   
  • Organisational Skills 
  • Flexible to meet needs of the team 
  • Effective verbal communication and confident to assert self to manage young people in community settings 
  • Effective time management skills 

Desirable Skills: 

  • Other related qualifications relating to working with young people in a mental health setting e.g. sensory integration, ASC, CBT 
  • Additional knowledge and skills relating to OT groups and individual activities e.g. food preparation, gardening, art/craft, relaxation 
  • Research skills 
  • Experience of working in an inpatient setting 
  • Experience of working with people with eating disorders  
  • Experience of facilitating group work 
  • Experience in handling money and retaining receipts