Band 6 Senior Occupational Therapist - Ardenleigh

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
14 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Are you highly motivated and enthusiastic about making an active contribution to building a quality service? Are you looking for an opportunity to develop your skills as an OT and as a mental health professional? If the answer is \yes then we would like to welcome you on board.

An opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Senior Occupational Therapist to join the Ardenleigh women's blended service team. This is an exciting opportunity as there are only 3 other blended services within the UK. The successful applicant will join an already established Occupational Therapy Service, which aims to provide assessment, treatment, rehabilitation to our service users with complex needs.

This job offers the opportunity to:

- Enhance skills in various specialist Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions. This will be goal orientated, focussed on developing positive routines, addressing difficulties with motivation, and looking to support individuals in developing self-management skills and strategies to maximise independence.

- Opportunity to work flexibly.

- Have support for staff wellbeing and to encourage home/work life balance.

- Meet specialist training needs such as becoming a Sensory Integration Practitioner, DBT Specialist, Psychological First Aider and more.

- Develop an ever-evolving service and take part in service development, research and QI projects.

Main duties of the job

- Working alongside a specialist MDT with unique roles such as Drama therapy, Art therapy, Music Therapy and ANP roles which focus on staff wellbeing.

- Completing specialist assessments in MOHO, MOCA, Sensory.

- Attending weekly reviews - MDT.

- Running groups and planned interventions.

- Writing reports and assessments.

- Support in operational management of the delivery of an evidenced based Occupational Therapy treatment service.

- Provide leadership within a recovery focused model of care and trauma informed care model.

- Provide support/coaching to the junior members of the OT team and wider MDT.

- Demonstrating values of compassion, commitment, and inclusivity.

- To empower and enable individuals to access community resources which support their social, employment, educational and recreational needs and goals.

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Diploma or BSC(Hons) In Occupational Therapy
  • Evidence of registration with the HCPC
  • Band 5 Experience


  • Evidence of post graduate training in leadership and or management
  • Use of effective communication skills in managing service users / carers / professionals / external agencies
  • Experience of leadership
  • Experience working in mental health
  • Specialist relatable training

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