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Band 6 Occupational Therapist - ICRT

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

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Full Time
12 months secondment with potential to be extended into permanent role

The Intensive Community Rehabilitation Team are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic occupational therapist who is passionate about working with individuals living with complex mental health needs in the community. We are looking for compassionate, inclusive and committed individuals who can champion the recovery approach within the service. You will work as part of an experienced multi-disciplinary team to offer rehabilitation to people within their own homes and supported accommodations in line with their interests and goals. This work may include delivering interventions around skills for daily living, overcoming barriers to motivation and social engagement and accessing leisure and employment opportunities.

Occupational therapists in ICRT work within the framework of the Model of Human Occupation , however as part of the MDT you will use lots of different assessment tools including the Dialog+ and team formulations. As well as working together within a whole team approach, you will have support from the team manager, who is an occupational therapist, as well as the opportunity to meet regularly with occupational therapists in the Steps 2 Recovery units for peer support.

The team is unique, as NHS and Birmingham MIND work in collaboration to support service users in maximising their independence and working towards recovery.

Main duties of the job

  • Developing personalised programmes of care for service users alongside other team members, which include psychology, medical, pharmacy, nursing and Recovery Navigators. Ot staff are responsible for focusing on developing structured goal orientated interventions to address issues all areas of functioning and to increase independent living.
  • Carrying out specific OT assessments to support care planning and any discharge needs. This may include specialised assessments to support funding packages or specialised interventions
  • Liaison with OT staff in the Steps to Recovery Rehabilitation teams to ensure that any needs identified within the rehab teams are reviewed and service users are given opportunities to meet their specific goals for OT involvement.
  • Work with third sector partners and other voluntary groups to support transition into a range of community activities and to foster the development of robust support networks.

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



  • Has HCPC registration as an occupational therapist


  • Has listed evidence of training post graduation, to include mandatory training but also evidence of additional training in clinical skills or leadership



  • Has experience of work within mental health settings or in a previous role where mental health awareness is evidenced.
  • Application demonstrates some insight into the difficulties and needs of this client group and how OT may contribute to their recovery and rehabilitation


  • Application demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of the role of OT with this client group and is able to communicate clearly issues for service users, carers, families.
  • Evidence of detailed assessment skills, participation in team formulation and collaborative planning is clearly documented. Candidate is clear about role but willing to take a lead and responsibility where needed.
  • Is able to describe support and supervision offered to colleagues, students of all professional groups and support staff

Personal skills and qualities


  • Is able to work independently with minimal supervision. Manages time effectively. This includes the necessary updating of all clinical records and reports in a timely manner and within Trust and National requirements.
  • Accesses supervision and maintains links with all professional forums independently


  • Is able to use initiative and develop bespoke services within unit based on unit needs, in discussion with senior OT staff and team manager.
  • Is able to demonstrate leadership skills, works well with others and demonstrates good communication skills based on self description

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust


Little Bromwich Centre

Hob Moor Road


B10 9JH

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