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Band 6 Occupational Therapist - Central Assertive Outreach Team

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

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a pro-active, innovative, qualified Occupational Therapist looking for a new challenge?

Central Assertive Outreach Team (AOT) are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic occupational therapist who is passionate about working with individuals living with complex, severe, and enduring mental health needs in the community.

You will work as part of an experienced multi-disciplinary team responsible for delivering care and support to service users within their own homes and supported accommodations in line with their goals and interests.

The successful applicant will have significant experience of working in mental health, particularly supporting individuals in overcoming barriers to motivation and social engagement.

Occupational therapists working across AOT's meet regularly for peer support and are currently working together to update the clinical pathway for OT service delivery. As well as the opportunity to be involved in service development, there are further training opportunities available to OT's across the trust.

Main duties of the job

  • You will work within the framework of the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) to offer specific occupational therapy assessment and intervention. 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.
  • You will empower and enable individuals to access community resources which support their social, employment, educational and recreational needs and goals. This will involve working closely with third sector agencies.
  • You will produce reports and offer specialist advice regarding housing and support needs based on the outcomes of assessments and discussions with service users and their families/carers.
  • AOT's adopt a whole team approach to the care of service users, meaning that there is a shared responsibility towards the team caseload. You will hold a small caseload of no more than eight service users and will need to have excellent time management skills to care coordinate as well as prioritise and manage referrals for occupational therapy.
  • You will provide coaching and support to recovery workers within the team, delegating where appropriate, to offer meaningful engagement and opportunities for individuals to build upon social skills and work towards their 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



  • working as band 5 OT
  • Understanding of OT outcome measures


  • Community experience



  • express leadership skills.
  • Specialist knowledge and application of current best practice in OT and mental health/clinical specialism



  • Planning and co-ordination of treatment packages
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to build effective working relationships
  • Ability to analyse professional and ethical issues


  • Knowledge of a range of community agencies/facilities

Personal qualities


  • Assertive/Confident/ Enthusiastic

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust


Small Heath Health Centre

42 Chapman Road

Small Heath

B10 0PG

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