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Band 5 Occupational Therapist - STR

Employer
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Birmingham
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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.

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 looking for experienced Band 5 staff interested in undertaking a 12 month developmental post and leading to a substantive band 6, to join our Hertford House Rehabilitation Team. The successful candidates will have a strong commitment to working as part of a team, with experience of previous roles in acute care, forensic or community work being an asset. The Development post will be supported by the MDT and existing OT staff in meeting competencies required to become an independent practitioner as a Band 6 in our Steps to Recovery Service. You will receive supervision and 'hands on mentoring' from the Lead OT and Team Manager, the wider OT staff group and MDT to achieve these targets. We anticipate that you will take a leadership role as a key worker with a small group of service users where there is a clear OT need identified, and contribute to the OT needs and assessment of service users on the team caseload.

Main duties of the job

Steps to Recovery services adopt a shared team approach, working together to support and engage service users with psychosis, many with a history of multiple admissions and with complex needs, low levels of engagement and often behaviours that challenge teams.

As a team member you will be delivering strategies to support and enable individuals to participate in recovery-based activities, engage in treatments, and develop skills to support returning successfully to their own homes or support with sourcing appropriate accommodations to meet their needs in the community.

OT staff assess on admission to the service to determine any OT need to identify OT goals and to outline treatment plans. OT staff, work with partner organisations to develop more community-based resources and will do 1:1 work to enable service users to engage and participate in activities as part of their engagement plan. Trust OT staff have access to a variety of outcome measures and assessment tools including MOHO and the Trust is now in the process of rolling out sensory work, MDT assessment and engagement suite, and Dialog + as an assessment and care planning tool. Staff are welcomed to the S2R clinical and clinical governance forums and to OT meetings and training events within the wider Integrated Community Care and Recovery Services (ICCR).

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

We can offer you

A commitment to supporting staff in all aspects of their professional and personal development. This includes an offer of good quality wellbeing support, job planning and supervision essential for OT staff of all grades. We also offer support for flexible working, part time working, job share and those returning from career breaks.

We have an active welcome and induction programme to your Team, ICCR and BSMHFT with a variety of health & wellbeing opportunities to maintain a healthy work life balance to allow you to deliver the care and treatment you aspire to and have a positive work experience.

We offer our OTs an OT business meeting and journal group meeting for support, an opportunity to share good practice and to work on community service developments.

Outside of the S2R service we have opportunities to meet with other AHP professionals working in the Trust with access to a Lead OT for professional supervision and a supportive wider ICCR OT staff group for training events, skill sharing and wider planning meetings.

We also support career development, progression and opportunities through training and supervision. We support a learning culture where staff have the opportunity to gain wide and varied experience, we encourage innovation, quality improvement projects and continuing professional development.

We actively encourage an open culture where all staff are supported and encouraged to speak up about issues that are important to them.

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

Education and qualifications

Essential

  • Is registered with HCPC as a qualified OT or is working on completing accreditation as an Occupational Therapist with substantial experience of mental health prior to training.


Desirable

  • Application form shows evidence of training in areas of leadership or clinical skills in addition to OT qualification.


Experience

Essential

  • Candidate has experience of placement or work within mental health setting and is able to describe the role of OT and needs of service users, at a level appropriate to their experiences.
  • Application demonstrates interest in supporting service users within a recovery based framework with an understanding of personalised care planning
  • Applicant has an understanding of outcome measures used in mental health and their application in assessment and care planning process.


Desirable

  • Applicant has experience or has sought out information about Assertive Outreach and is aware of the needs of this client group and issues that impact them
  • Application form indicates their interest in working in collaboration with MDT using a shared caseload approach.


skills and qualities

Essential

  • Application form demonstrates good communication and organisational skills and describes effective communication with others, including staff, service users and families.
  • Candidate is able to describe how they structure their work practices with regard to adhering to standards, organisation and prioritisation of workload
  • Applicant demonstrates enthusiasm and awareness of developmental needs and is prepared to undertake competency based tasks


Desirable

  • Evidence of candidate undertaking independent work under supervision and completion of all work to deadlines.
  • Candidate is prepared to undertake training and work associated with a developmental role to achieve experience and skills required of a band 6 practitioner


Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Hertford House

Hertford House, 29 Old Warwick Road, Olton, Solihull

Birmingham

B92 7JQ

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436-6355187

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