The Forensic Intensive Recovery Support Team (FIRST) as part of Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust is seeking a experienced Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join the multidisciplinary team based at St Andrews Hospital secure hospital, Birmingham.
Working in a a co-produced, recovery orientated, team and partner delivery approach, the successful candidate will work alongside male patients detained to St Andrew's under the Mental Health Act, hold an OT caseload offering specific Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention to individuals and coordinate timely, safe and appropriate discharge from hospital, continuing their clincial care coordination in the community, maximising recovery.
The candidate will be able to demonstrate ability to effectively communicate, develop therapeutic relationships and co-produce care plans with those experiencing enduring mental health barriers. They will have the ability to work autonomously within team approach to care. The candidate will be able to develop relationships with community and statutory partners.
Main duties of the job
The successful candidate will be required to:
-Have a genuine interest in working with people experiencing severe and enduring mental health issues, and their carers'.
- Manage a caseload comprising inpatient and community patients referred for Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention and for purpose of care coordination, to facilitate their discharge from hospital and to continue their care in the community.
-Communicate effectively at all levels including those experiencing communication challenges
-Demonstrate ability in risk assessing and risk management, and co-produce person centred and recovery orientated care plans, involving carers and skills other agencies.
-Ability to work with a variety of community and statutory agencies including, social services, probation, accommodation providers and funding providers.
-Demonstrate a commitment to achieving the highest standards of care whilst utilising the care program approach framework
-Have ability to work autonomously as well as being an effective member of the multi-disciplinary team.
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 Professional Experience Desirable
- Experience of caseload care-coordination
- Experience of working with those experiencing mental health barriers and inequalities
- Ability to independently travel in the community
- Qualified and registered Occupational Therapist
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