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Band 6 Occupational Therapist - Intensive Community Rehabilitation

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Senior Occupational Therapist Intensive Community Rehabilitation Team.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Occupational Therapists to join our new Intensive Community Rehabilitation Service.The Intensive Community Rehabilitation Team is intended to offer an alternative for up to 50 service users, who historically may have utilised inpatient rehabilitation and other placements both locally and nationally. The team will have the capacity to offer intensive support for individuals in their existing homes or high-quality tenancies of their choosing. The approach will embrace partnership working, whilst accessing community resources within a strong MDT approach. There will be a strong ethos on rehabilitation, recovery and promotion of independence.The successful candidate will be working with a comprehensive staff team including a team manager who is an occupational therapist, psychiatrists, psychologists, occupational therapists and assistants , nurses , recovery workers and peer mentors to support the transformation agenda and implement an entirely new service. Initially they may be involved in developing policies, establishing working practices, embedding the O.T role within the new team ,building relationships with other teams within the clinical pathway.Once completed the team will facilitate the assessment and subsequent transfer of service users to the new service and develop the occupational therapy specialism within the wider team approach.

Main duties of the job
  • To work effectively as a member of a team in providing a programme of domiciliary/community based interventions.
  • To select and apply occupational therapy assessments for a defined caseload of clients with complex needs, addressing occupational performance and skill deficits, enabling the client in areas of self-maintenance, productivity and leisure.
  • To work with service users to identify OT/rehabilitation goals as part of the overall care plan.
  • To plan and implement individual and/or group interventions, in collaboration with the service users, employing graded activity to achieve therapeutic goals.
  • To monitor, evaluate and modify treatment for clients with multiple needs in order to measure outcomes and ensure effectiveness of interventions.
  • To be responsible for implementation, evaluation and modification of OT/ team interventions.
  • To demonstrate and apply a high level of understanding of the effect of disability and provide training and advice on lifestyle changes and adaptations to the client's physical and social environment.
  • To assess for clinical risk and apply this in practice.

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 Education Essential
  • Is currently registered with HCPC
  • Has evidence of post qualification training and/or evidence of development of skill/knowledge
Clinical Experience Essential
  • Evidence of a minimum of 3 years mental health experience with a range of assessment and experience in offering range of clinical interventions
  • Evidence or work within a community setting or providing community based interventions.
  • Is able to demonstrate or discuss the effective management of a caseload and skill in screening/prioritising cases referred to OT
  • Is able to demonstrate leadership skills within OT team and within wider MDT
Personal Skills Essential
  • Has a good understanding about OT, Recovery based work, values and inclusivity and is able to communicate these effectively
  • Demonstrates an excellent appreciation of values shared by the Trust and is Recovery focused when discussing service user care

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