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Band 6 Occupational Therapist - Hillis Lodge

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a highly skilled and passionate Occupational Therapist looking for an exciting opportunity in a challenging and rewarding environment?

A remarkable opportunity has arisen for a band 6 OT to work at Hillis Lodge.

Hillis Lodge is a 15 bedded male low secure hospital, offering care and treatment to service users from across the West Midlands, who have severe and enduring mental health conditions.

The post holder will work within the established team at Hillis Lodge supporting service users on admission and during their progression on the unit, delivering comprehensive occupational therapy assessments, formulation and interventions, whilst using evidence-based practise to assist in developing individualised care plans, promoting independence and enhancing functional abilities whilst developing innovative ways to engage service users with complex needs.

As a senior member of the service, you will represent your profession and act as a role model in a manner that positively reflects the trauma informed care philosophy of the secure service and the wider values of the organization.

You will act as a positive role model for staff and students and behave in a manner that reflects the philosophy of the unit and the values of the organisation as a whole.

Main duties of the job

You will need to be committed to recovery based personalised care, and excited about opportunities to work with EBE in creating co produced interventions and groups that meet the demands of our diverse communities. The successful applicant will need to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and will work collaboratively with service users in a way that reflects our Trust Values by providing committed and high quality care.

We are committed to providing opportunities for career development where these arise, flexible working and resources to support staff mental and physical wellbeing. We have access to coaching, participation in Quality Improvement projects and excellent training resources.

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

Training and qualifications


  • Diploma or BSC(Hons) In Occupational Therapy


  • experience



  • oEvidence of managing caseloads with people with complex mental health problems

Knowledge and Skills


  • oApplication of risk assessment in treatment and operational management



  • oWork within a team and deliver on organisational / team objectives

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust


Hillis Lodge

Hollymoor Way


B31 5HE

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