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Band 6 Senior Occupational Therapist - Low secure CAMHS

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Low Secure Senior Occupational Therapy in our Low Secure CAMHS Service Adriatic Ward.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Low Secure Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service at Ardenleigh Hospital for a Senior Occupational Therapist who is passionate and highly motivated to work with young people with complex mental health and neuro development needs.

Ardenleigh Low Secure CAMHs service is part of the provider collaborative, this service has received recognition through the National Autism Society receiving accreditation and currently going through a QNIC peer review. We have an incredible reputation and have successfully launched our new therapeutic model of care into the service focusing on a DBT approach to enhance recovery to all young people.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic, creative, and imaginative individual to be able to adapt and deliver high quality Occupational therapy within a well-established multidisciplinary team and to make significant difference to the lives of the young people and their families.

There will be opportunities for the OT to gain further qualifications and to attend training such as MOCA, Sensory Integration, DBT skills and ADOS.

Be part of our successful scheme Duke of Edingburgh and community projects supporting our young people to feel empowered to achieve through recovery and education.

Main duties of the job

The OT service is a well-resourced department that provides occupational therapy treatment to support young people with complex mental health and neurodevelopmental needs to move successfully though their care pathway

To support the leadership of a need led service designing and delivering therapeutic programmes in response to service user need which is evidenced based and outcome measured.

To provide leadership within the OT team and service to support wider multi professional teams in service delivery & development and high quality care

To contribute to meeting professional, service wide, Trust wide and regional standards.

Participate in annual development reviews and reflective practice opportunities

To work flexibly according to the needs of young people.

To engage in service development and provide leadership within the recovery focused model of care 'the encompass model.'

To be responsible for a clinical caseload of five young people and taken on the role of care coordinator.

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.

We highly recommend you submit your application as soon as possible, this post may close earlier than the indicated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Person Specification



  • Experience and competency in working with young people with challenging behaviour in a CAMHS unit
  • o Use of a range of assessment tools o Evidence of managing caseloads with people with complex mental health problems Experience of audit Management of risk

Training and qualifications


  • Diploma or BSC(Hons) In Occupational Therapy Evidence of registration with the HCPC
  • DBT trained or have an interest in this undertaking this.

Knowledge and skills


  • o A good understanding of the role of Occupational Therapy within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
  • o Use of assessment to plan treatment packages for CPA reviews


  • Experience as a care co- ordinator

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust


Ardenleigh hospital

Erdington Kingsbury Road


B24 9SA

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