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Band 5 Occupational Therapist - Ardenleigh Hospital

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Band 5 Occupational Therapist

HCPC registration and profession specific qualification is required for this post Diploma, BSC or MSC in Occupational Therapy (OT)

Ardenleigh Hospital - Women's Secure Care Blended Service

Full Time 37.5 hours

An opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Occupational Therapist to join the Ardenleigh women's blended service team. This is an exciting opportunity as there are only 3 other blended services within the UK. 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. Birmingham is culturally diverse city as a team we are looking to provide OT services that are compassionate, inclusive, and committed to our service users and staff to ensure excellent care.

The service prides itself on striving to support the recovery of working age females 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 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

Are you looking for an opportunity to work as a member of a comprehensive multi-disciplinary team?

Are you seeking an opportunity for developing your skills in assessment and intervention formulation?

Then come and join our department based team where you will experience:
  • Working with a diverse range of professionals in care delivery and hold your own case load
  • Being clinically active in the use of a range of assessments to formulate treatment needs
  • Being creative in co-producing and facilitating 1:1 and group treatments within the team of OTA's, technical and physical health staff
  • Opportunity to be innovative and supported to develop your professional knowledge and skills and engage within projects focussed on developing services
  • Delivering services within a recovery and trauma informed framework
  • Have an assigned line manager and clinical supervisor
  • Encouragement to develop competencies towards a band 6 role through annual development reviews, CPD and reflective practice
  • Delivering services across the acute and rehabilitation pathway from admission to discharge into the community in collaboration with community Occupational Therapists and third sector organisations
  • Good practice sharing across the secure care service, Men's, Women's CAMHS, personality disorder, low secure, and Offender health pathways through service wide developments and peer supervision
  • For newly qualified OT's RCOT and Trust preceptorship programmes

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

Training and Qualifications


  • Occupational Therapy Degree
  • HCPC registration



  • Application of the OT process within a mental health setting
  • Evidence of caseload management

Knowledge and skills


  • Group work skills
  • Managing small projects
  • Positive attitude to supervision and appraisal



  • Maintain professional boundaries
  • Manage stressful situations
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude towards the service user

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust


Ardenleigh Hospital

385 Kingsbury Road


B24 9SA

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