Occupational Therapist

Newton Drive, Blackpool
Job Reference No: #NE394 T
Salary: £31,800.00 Per Annum
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 31/10/2022

Occupational Therapist – Newton House

We are looking for an Occupational Therapist to join our existing friendly team immediately!

Salary:    £19,080 -£31,800 per annum

Requirements:    BSc Hons or Diploma in Occupational Therapy/ Clinical supervision training/experience

Hours of Work:    24 – 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday (part-time or full-time vacancy available)

Contract Type:    Permanent

Benefits of Working with us:

  • Competitive pay
  • Long service reward at year 5
  • Career development and training
  • Work place pension
  • Free meals and on-site parking
  • Free eye care vouchers
  • Blue light card discounts
  • Enhanced maternity package
  • Refer a friend bonus scheme
  • Flexible working with opportunities for overtime

Company Funded Benefits: Free DBS check, flu vaccination and Hepatitis B vaccination.

About the role: We have the opportunity to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Occupational Therapist to join their Occupational Therapy Team at our service situated in Blackpool.  The post holder must be registered with the Health Care & Professional Council and have at least two years’ clinical experience working within  Mental Health rehabilitation. It would be beneficial for the successful candidate to have experience of managing OTA’s.

The successful candidate will be passionate about providing flexible, attentive and non-discriminatory care to improve and sustain patients overall quality of life. Therefore you will have excellent communication skills, a person centre approach and the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. You will support the Hospital Manager and Multi-Disciplinary Team in all aspects of the Hospitals Clinical and Operational management. This will include assisting in the clinical support of the patients, developing and writing treatment plans, therapeutic timetables and monthly patient activity reports.

The successful candidate will be part of a wider network of Occupational Therapists within the company providing peer group supervision, sharing best practice and innovative ideas for service and professional development. In addition there is an established and friendly MDT consisting of a range of professionals from different backgrounds

You will also be involved in the direct supervision and management of OTA’s.  You will be expected to be involved in development and evaluation of all aspects of service provision in the hospital, within policy guidelines ensuring that all relevant legislation, organisational policies and procedures and codes of practice are adhered to.

About the Service: Situated a mile from the seaside town of Blackpool, Newton House Independent Hospital provides locked rehabilitation, habilitation and treatment to up to 21 men living with complex and enduring mental health conditions.

Equal Opportunities: MHC are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all who believe they fit the essential requirements for this role regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

About MHC: We are committed to delivering the very best care within our health/social care services across England and North Wales.  We provide a culture that empowers the people we work with – both individuals and colleagues – to fulfil their potential.

By working together, we develop pathways for individuals and colleagues that enable them to achieve positive outcomes. Likewise, we work together with families and carers too, so they are always fully involved in their loved one’s care while they are with us.

How to Apply:  Please complete the short application and upload your CV, alternatively for an informal discussion about this role you can contact the Registered Manager on 01253 304433 or MHC Workforce on 01824 572 020.

For information:

Successful candidates must be aged 18 or over.

Please note that from 11th November 2021, it will become mandatory in England for all care home workers to be fully vaccinated to protect themselves, colleagues and Service Users from the COVID-19 virus. Unfortunately, unless you are medically exempt under the regulations, if you have not received your first dose of the vaccine by 16th September 2021, we are unable to consider your application.

(We reserve the right to bring forward our closing date, without notice in the event of high volumes of interest)

We are able to facilitate interviews via our virtual platform, additional cleanliness measures have been put in place in all MHC services to ensure the safety of our residents, patients and staff is maintained. Masks are also available to all visitors.



Newton House

Newton House is a Recovery and Treatment Centre in Blackpool that provides locked rehabilitation, habilitation and treatment for up to 21 men aged 18+ with a primary diagnosis of a mental health disorder who may have coexisting secondary conditions such as challenging behaviour, drug and alcohol issues and/or personality disorder. It can take patients detained under the Mental Health Act 1983.

Its central location makes it ideal to support community focused rehabilitation and treatment.