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Band 6 Occupational Therapist - West Assertive Outreach Team

Employer
Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Birmingham
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
25 Jun 2022

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity is available for a motivated and innovative Band 6 Occupational Therapist to work within our busy Assertive Outreach Team in a culturally diverse area.

We work with adults 25 years plus and support people who have historically avoided contact with mental health services and do this using a flexible and creative approach to engagement.

The Assertive Outreach service operates over 7 days per week, 365 days per year. The successful applicant will be required to work a shift pattern consisting of day shifts (9:00am - 5:00pm), late shifts (12:00pm - 8:00pm) and weekends (9:00am - 5:00pm), as required.

In return we can offer a friendly and supportive multi disciplinary environment in which to develop through training opportunities, regular individual and group supervision and a supportive team ethos.

The ability and willingness to travel across the Birmingham & Solihull area for work purposes is required for this role

Main duties of the job

You will be expected to work within a multi disciplinary team, care coordinating a caseload and offering specific Occupational Therapy assessment and interventions to individuals on the team caseload using the MOHO model. To lead in developing activity programs to engage individuals in meaningful occupations, as well as a progam of psycho-social and psycho-educational workshops.

You must be able to communicate effectively at all levels, demonstrate competent risk assessment and risk management skills and have a genuine interest in working with service users with severe and enduring mental health issues, and their carers'.

You will need to demonstrate a commitment to achieving the highest standards of care whilst utilising the care program approach framework and displaying your ability to work autonomously as well as being an effective member of the multi-disciplinary team.

The post involves working within a multi-disciplinary team, focusing on the recovery model and interfacing with partner services and stakeholders, within a team focus. Applicants should have significant experience of working post qualification in mental health services.

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 peoples 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 Qualifications Essential
  • DipCOT, BSC(hons) or MSC in Occupational Therapy
  • Registered with HCPC
Desirable
  • Leadership qualification
  • Student mentoring qualification
Knowledge Essential
  • Understanding responsibilities under the Mental Health Act
  • Application of standardised and non standardised assessment tools
  • Evidence of utilising MOHO model in practice
Desirable
  • Understanding Safeguarding / governance responsibilities
Experience Essential
  • Experience working with severe and enduring mental health adults
  • Substantive Community Experience
  • Experience of mentoring students
Skills Essential
  • Ability to manage and prioritise work load
  • Communication skills
Desirable
  • Developing services


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