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Senior Occupational Therapist

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Part Time
Come and join a dynamic service led and supported by specialist and highly experienced Occupational Therapists within our inpatient Child and Adolescent In patient services at Parkview Clinic under the BWC mental health directorate. We hold true to our trust values of being ambitious, brave, and compassionate and are very committed to being OTs for Equity challenging individual as well as systemic barriers to mental wellness that impact our young people. Join us and bring a dynamic presentation of Occupational Therapy and provide great outcomes for our children and young people!

This role will allow the development of Occupational Therapy skills independent working, managing an Occupation Focused caseload, supporting the wider MDT through generic tasks such as multi-Disciplinary assessments. You will be supported by an advanced Occupational Therapist for caseload supervision and line management. The Parkview team is located between Moseley and Kings Heath and is reflecting a full MDT, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Nurses, Support Workers, Peer support workers, Family Therapists and Speech and Language Therapists. You will have the opportunity to work with our children, young people and families within the clinic, schools, colleges or wherever there is a need for meaningful intervention!

Main duties of the job

This is an amazing opportunity to join a growing Occupational Therapy service developing our specialist services in a new and dynamic environment. We will be supporting our team to develop Occupational Formulations, Occupation focused interventions, sensory pathways, and strategies. Members of our team have been supported to developing core OT skills as well as additional specialist modalities such as DBT, Systemic training, BUSS, ADOS.

As an Occupational Therapy team, we provide

Monthly in service CPD

Pathway lead workshops

Professional Development 1:1 session with Head of OT

Supportive peer groups

The role will include the holistic assessment and treatment of young people, and their families to support their mental health. This post will manage a defined Occupational Therapy caseload on a specific ward within the 36 Bedded Clinic. The successful candidate will engage young people with low motivation to participate in meaningful occupations individualized to their care and be confident in the assessment of promoting positive risk taking.

The Occupational Therapy team will provide education on specific subjects and will work to develop and champion the role of Occupational Therapy within Parkview.

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families. Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas.

Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care.

Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification



  • Dip COT/ BSc OT
  • HCPC Registration
  • Relevant short specialist courses
  • Evidence of CPD


  • Specialist courses in CAMHS, e.g. behaviour management
  • Fieldwork Educators certificate
  • Standardised assessment course, SI

Knowledge & Nature of Experience


  • Previous experience working as an Occupational Therapist in Mental Health
  • Experience of Mental Health assessment & case formulation


  • Previous experience of eating disorders & ASD in young people

Analytical and Judgement Skills


  • Ability to use initiative and work independently


  • Audit experience

Professional/Managerial/Specialist Knowledge


  • Knowledge of current best practice in CAMHS Occupational Therapy
  • Experience of working in MDT
  • Computer literacy
  • Varied work experience of working with children and young people and/or Mental Health


  • Educator/teaching skills
  • Specialist knowledge of standardised assessment tools

Personal Skills/Abilities and Attributes


  • Good teamwork skills
  • Time management/prioritisation skills
  • Excellent communication skills

Other Requirements


  • Adherence to COT and HCPC guidelines/codes of ethics and professional conduct
  • Member of BAOT
  • Commitment to client group and desire to deepen skills in mental health
  • Knowledge of current professional issues


  • Member of Special Interest group

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Parkview clinic


B13 8QE

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