Band 6 Senior Occupational Therapist - Reaside Clinic

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

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Mental health
Band 6
Full Time
An exciting 12 month fixed term/ secondment opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Senior Occupational Therapist to join the Occupational Therapy team at Reaside Clinic.

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. The service is committed to the development of research, with opportunities to participate. The post holders will utilise their professional skills and creativity to develop therapeutic programmes of care for the individuals within residential units, therapy centre and community across the whole care pathway.

The service prides itself on striving to support the recovery of working age males detained under both criminal and civil sections of the Mental Health Act who experience severe and enduring mental health problems, acute mental illness and often present with behaviours that challenge. As a recovery focused professional, you will act as a role model in promoting recovery, addressing inequalities such as employment, education and physical health.

Main duties of the job

  • To support the leadership and operational management of the delivery of an evidenced based Occupational Therapy treatment service within Secure Care.
  • To provide leadership within a recovery focused model of care and trauma informed care model.
  • To demonstrate values of compassion, commitment, and inclusivity.

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
  • Leadership 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 working in mental health

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust


Reaside Clinic

Reaside Drive, Off Park Way, Rubery


B45 9BE

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