Band 5 Occupational Therapist - Northcroft

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 Oct 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Our mental services in Birmingham are undergoing a transformational development in line with the long term plan which will result in closer working relationship with primary care and third sector partners. The way that we are working as OT's in the CMHT continue to evolve in line with this development and therefore a forward thinking flexible approach to developing the OT role is essential.

Our West Hub has a vacancy for a Band 5 Occupational Therapist who wishes to work in its multi-disciplinary teams supporting people with complex, severe and enduring mental health needs. The team is located at Northcroft and supports a diverse central Birmingham population in the Kingstanding, Sutton and Erdington areas of the city.

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively with individuals, adopting a creative and problem solving approach to working practice. You will need to be flexible, energetic, have a positive attitude and demonstrate an ability to work autonomously.

We welcome applicants who have recently graduated and looking for their first post. We can support new graduates with a preceptorship programme and support in settling into their role.

Main duties of the job

Successful applicants will hold an OT caseload and will also offer specific Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention to individuals. Applicants should have a strong interest or experience of working in mental health services.

The team is looking for someone committed to multi-disciplinary and partnership working, and who can establish good networks with our Recovery College and other voluntary, statutory and independent agencies.

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 HCPC Registration Essential
  • Is currently regsiered with HCPC or graduate awaiting confirmation
Experience Essential
  • Is able to demonstrate an interest and/or experience of work, clinical placement or work experience within mental health setting
  • Demonstrates some understanding of risk, skills required to work with client group
Skills and qualities Essential
  • Demonstrates insight into the role, good communication and presentation skills
  • Shows good personal awareness, strengths and personal qualities. Able to reflect on experiences to date, demonstrates interest in developing clinical skills

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