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Band 5 Occupational Therapist - Tamarind Centre

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting time for Occupational Therapy service with vacancies at Tamarind and Reaside and the successful candidate will be joining a busy team, working in a medium secure male forensic service. We are in the process of implementing new theoretical models of care to support our existing programmes. The service is committed to the development of research, with opportunities to participate. The post holders will utilise their professional skills and creativity to develop therapeutic programmes of care for the individuals within residential units, therapy centre and community across the whole care pathway.

The successful candidate will be expected to work in a challenging and dynamic environment, but will be supported throughout their career and will be provided with a comprehensive induction, and on-going support and training. Supervision and management will be provided by the Lead OT and Senior OT team. An annual development review process is in place to support CPD.

These is onsite parking.

Main duties of the job

The service users we care for often have very complex mental health needs, and at times may display very challenging behaviour. Therefore, staff will be required to demonstrate a range of skills including effective communication, empathy, self-awareness, and critical self-reflection skills. The individual would need to have the ability to manage their own reactions and responses to challenging behaviours effectively. You will be able to promote the philosophy of Occupational Therapy and evaluate the outcomes of the service.
  • To manage a defined caseload, using evidence based/client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions in a range of settings.
  • To maintain clinical records.
  • To develop post graduate skills and knowledge through participation in the preceptorship programme.
  • To support a recovery focussed care pathway

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
  • Occupational Therapy Degree
  • HCPC registration
Experience Essential
  • Application of the OT process within a mental health setting
  • Evidence of caseload management
Knowledge and skills Essential
  • Group work skills
  • Managing small projects
  • Positive attitude to supervision and appraisal
Personal Essential
  • Maintain professional boundaries
  • Manage stressful situations
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude towards the service user

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