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Band 6 Senior Occupational Therapist - West Perinatal Community Team

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

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently recruiting for an Occupational Therapist to join our Perinatal Mental Health Team. You will work alongside the MDT to provide Occupational Therapy support to a defined caseload.

The West Perinatal Mental Health Team provides a Multi-disciplinary specialised perinatal care to women and their families living within West Birmingham, throughout pregnancy and up to a year post birth. The NHS Long Term Plan (LTP) will see perinatal services expanding its remit to seeing approximately 10% of the population of births, seeing women for up to 2 years postnatally, expanding its offer to partners of women who have given birth, and providing an increasingly comprehensive range of therapies to women and their families.

Main duties of the job

Within the perinatal service, experienced mental health Occupational Therapists complete specialised and profession specific assessments and provide appropriate intervention to support women's recovery, functioning and adaptation to the role of motherhood. An awareness of sensory approach, moderate to severe mental health concerns would be beneficial. Our Occupational Therapists also work as part of our band 6 team carrying out new assessments and providing care coordination to a defined caseload of women with moderate to severe perinatal mental health problems in a range of settings, with a strong emphasis on risk assessment and robust mental health care planning and safeguarding.

If you want to work as part of our specialised multi-disciplinary team, we want to hear from you.

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 qualification


  • Diploma/Degree in OT, Registration with HPCP
  • Evidence of continued training and CPD within the field of mental health


  • Training/Qualification in sensory integration
  • Training/ conference attendance in perinatal mental health



  • Specialist knowledge and application of current best practice in OT and mental health/clinical speciality
  • Independently mobile and able to travel over a wide national geographical area.



  • Evidence of significant ecperience with Occupational Therapy theory, models, assessments and interventions
  • Significant post registration experience working as an Occupational Therapist within mental health setting
  • Experience of group work development and facilitation


  • Experience within Community Mental Health services
  • Experience within mental health services for women
  • Experience of working with families

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust


Perinatal South Birmingham

Longbridge Health Centre


B45 9PL

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