Band 6 Senior Occupational Therapist - Ardenleigh

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

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Full Time
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CAMHS Senior Occupational Therapy Low Secure CAMHS.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Low Secure Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service at Ardenleigh Hospital for a Senior Occupational Therapist who is passionate and highly motivated to work with young people with complex mental health and neuro development needs.

Ardenleigh CAMHS service is a commissioned Tier 4 Low Secure Service, which has received recognition through the National Autism Society receiving accreditation. We have an incredible reputation and have successfully launched our new therapeutic model of care into the service and will be embedding DBT focused Models to support young people.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic, creative and imaginative individual to be able to adapt and deliver high quality Occupational therapy within a well-established multidisciplinary team and to make significant difference to the lives of the young people and their families.

There will be opportunities for the OT to gain further qualifications and to attend training such as MOCA, Sensory Integration, DBT skills and ADOS.

Main duties of the job

The OT service is a well-resourced department that provides occupational therapy treatment to support young people with complex mental health and neurodevelopmental needs to move successfully though their care pathway

To support the leadership of a need led service designing and delivering therapeutic programmes in response to service user need which is evidenced based and outcome measured. Embedding DBT Principles into the environment and OT programmes.

To provide leadership within the OT team and service to support wider multi professional teams in service delivery & development and high quality care

To contribute to meeting professional, service wide, Trust wide and national standards.

Participate in annual development reviews and reflective practice opportunities

To work flexibly according to the needs of young people.

To engage in service development and provide leadership within the recovery focused model of care.

To be responsible for a clinical caseload of 5 young females and to take on the role of care coordinator.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities, for further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

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 qualifications Essential
  • Diploma or BSC(Hons) In Occupational Therapy
  • DBT trained or have an interest in this undertaking this
  • qualificationsDiploma or BSC(Hons) In Occupational TherapyEvidence of postgraduate training in leadership and orApplication Evidence of registration with the HCPCmanagement.form
Experience Essential
  • oExperience in DBT principles and how to embed these into practice
  • Evidence of managing caseloads with young people with complex mental health and neurodevelopment issues such as autism and trauma
  • Experience of leadership and management of junior staff
  • Experience of care coordinating role and completancy with working with multi agency partnership
  • Experience and competency of working with young people in a CAMHS unit
Knowledge and skills Essential
  • A good understanding of the role of Occupational Therapy within Child and adolescent mental health services
  • Use of effective communication skills in managing service users/cares/professionals and external agencies
  • Post graduate training relevant to this field
  • Experience of chairing meetings and or committees

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