Band 7 Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist - Ardenleigh

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
2 Oct 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is an exciting opportunity to lead in the provision of specialised Occupational Therapy (OT) interventions within the PROSPER Intensive Interventions & Risk Management Service (IIRMS) as part of the Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) pathway - a joint partnership service between Health and Probation. PROSPER works within a psychological, trauma-informed framework to aid the recovery of men and women transitioning from prison/secure hospitals to community settings, with the MDT providing a holistic approach to recovery.

Main duties of the job

To manage a caseload of service users with complex needs, using evidencebased/service user centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions. As part of the role as a lead clinician, you will be responsible for assessment and completion of comprehensive formulation of risk and treatment needs.To collaborate with and lead on evaluation, audit and research in thisspecialised field.Within the service, to work alongside the MDT in the development anddelivery of multi-modal group and 1:1 therapeutic interventionsTo provide specialist assessments to those being released from prison andsecure hospitals, as requiredTo undertake assessments with men and women in prisons as part of theearly engagement element of the IIRMS modelTo work in partnership with the probation service and housingcolleagues to resettle service users into community living, developing occupational identity and skills.To provide support, supervision and leadership within the MDT, as requiredTo provide support in transitions through in-reach work, which may involvenational travelTo deliver services across a range of venues and locations, including serviceuser homes, hubs, and within the community

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 Qualifications, Knowledge/Skills# and Experience Essential
  • Diploma or BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy
  • Experience of managing caseloads of people with complex needs
  • Experience of use of a range of assessment tools
  • Advanced knowledge and application of current OT best practice
  • Ability to work within teams and autonomously
  • Relevant Masters and/or further training in psychological therapies
  • Previous experience of working with secure settings
  • Previous experience of working with people with personality disorder

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