Band 6 CPN or OT - Assertive Outreach

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
11 Apr 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6

Assertive Outreach & CART (Community Assertive Recovery Team) Occupational Therapist / Nurse

The team have a vacancy for an experienced and enthusiastic Occupational therapist or a Community Psychiatric Nurse at band 6, to join our multidisciplinary team.

The Team provides intensive recovery directed support to service users who present with complex, severe, and enduring mental health needs. We also operate CART which provides a service with a focus on recovery.

The successful candidate will have a special interest in the assessment and management of risk as well as enjoy the potential of working in a small cohesive team.

The successful candidate, if an Occupational Therapist, will carry a reduced care coordinator caseload as well as offering specific Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions to individual service users.

The successful candidate, if a Community Psychiatric Nurse, will carry a care coordinator caseload.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to work collaboratively with service users and colleagues, adopting a creative and problem solving approach to working practice, they will need to be flexible, energetic, have a positive attitude and demonstrate an ability to work autonomously at times.

Please feel free to contact the below for further discussion on 0121 301 3650

Loraine Watkins Team Manager

Sam Fairshepherd Social Worker/ AMHP

Main duties of the job

You must be able to communicate effectively at all levels, demonstrate competent risk assessment and risk management skills and have a genuine interest in working with service users with severe and enduring mental health issues, and their carers'.You will need to demonstrate a commitment to achieving the highest standards of care whilst utilising the care program approach framework and displaying your ability to work autonomously as well as being an effective member of the multi-disciplinary team. The post involves working within a multi-disciplinary team, focusing on the recovery model and interfacing with partner services and stakeholders, within a team focus.In return we can offer a friendly and supportive multi disciplinary environment in which to develop through training opportunities, regular individual and group supervision and a supportive team ethos.

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 Experience within mental health Essential
  • Experience with mental health patients
  • Risk assessment, care planning
  • Diploma/Degree in the correct profession
  • Genuine interest in working with client group
  • Community experience
  • Leadership qualities
  • Flexible

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