Band 5 Mental Health Occupational Therapist - Juniper Centre

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
21 Aug 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Full Time
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Band 5 Occupational Therapist

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 5 fixed term 12 months occupational therapist to join our in patient services working within the Rosemary ward at the Juniper Centre. This unit provides acute assessment and interventions to women over 65 years of age who have a mental illness diagnosis.

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health foundation Trust values are: compassion, inclusion and commitment. If you hold these values and are able to put the service user at the heart of your practice we encourage you to apply.

The post holder will be required to undertake comprehensive occupational therapy assessments using a number of standardised tools from the model of human occupation. The occupational therapist will be required to apply formulation skills, set appropriate goals and work together with the service user, family and staff in achieving these goals by application of appropriate interventions.

Supervision will be provided by the Lead Occupational Therapist for inpatient services.

The Dementia and Frailty Service Area values the role of occupational therapy within its teams and promotes regular managerial, professional and clinical supervision. There are also training opportunities within the Trust and support of continuing professional development.

For further information contact:

Priya Dhanjal 0121 301 5836,

Main duties of the job

  • To manage a defined caseload, using evidence based/person-centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions in a range of settings.
  • To maintain clinical standards and good information governance.
  • To develop skills and knowledge through participation in the preceptorship training, if appropriate.
  • To provide supervision to occupational therapy assistant.

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 Essiental Essential
  • Registered with HCPC
  • Experience in working with Mental Health
  • IT Skills
  • Experience working in MDT
  • Experience working with Older Adults
  • Sensory Training/work
  • Practice Assessment Use of MOHOST
  • Creative and Proactive in Intervention work with Older Adults

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