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Band 6 Occupational Therapist - South Birmingham Assertive Outreach

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

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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South Birmingham Assertive Outreach have a vacancy for an experienced and enthusiastic band 6 OT to join our multidisciplinary team, providing intensive recovery directed support to service users who present with complex, severe and enduring mental health needs. The successful candidate will have a special interest in risk assessment and management and enjoy working in a small cohesive team.

OT's working in AOT meet together for support and development, there is wider contact with the Integrated care OT community and opportunities for internal and external training in the Trust.

Main duties of the job

Successful applicants will hold an OT caseload, carry a care coordinator caseload and will also offer specific Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention to individuals. Applicants should have significant experience of working post qualification in mental health services

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively with individuals, adopting a creative and problem solving approach to working practice. You will need to be flexible, energetic, have a positive attitude and demonstrate an ability to work autonomously.

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 Experience Essential
  • Substantive Experience of working in community with experience of carrying a caseload
  • Experience of forensic, PICU or challenging behaviours prior to community
Prior expereince Essential
  • Substantive experience of mental health setting
  • Substantive experience working in mental health setting with evidence of independent working, varied range of assessment skills
Experience Essential
  • Is able to talk through risk assessment procedures and factors
  • Is able to describe risk assessment factors, rationale and processes for recording in detail

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