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Band 5 Occupational Therapist - Juniper Centre posted by Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Full Time
Juniper Centre, Birmingham
£24,214 - £30,112 / year
NHS Band 5/6

Job Description

Please note that this post may close earlier than the indicated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. If you have not heard from us within a month of the closing date you should presume that you have not been shortlisted. As part of the selection process you may be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, however all cases of criminal record history are dealt with on a case by case basis.

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust is committed to equality of opportunity, and welcomes applications from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, gender, disability, religion/ belief or sexual orientation.

All successful applicants will be required to complete the Trust’s induction programme. The Fundamental (Statutory and Mandatory) training will be in an e-learning format. You will be required to complete training modules online (approx. 9-14 hours depending on post) in your own time prior to any unconditional offer being made.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 5 occupational therapist to join our in patient services working within the Bergamot Suite at the Juniper Centre. This unit provides acute assessment and interventions to women over 65 years of age who have a mental illness diagnosis.

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health foundation Trust values are: Openness and honesty, dignity and respect, compassion and commitment. If you hold these values and are able to put the service user at the heart of your practice we encourage you to apply.

The post holder will be required to undertake comprehensive occupational therapy assessments using a number of standardised tools from the model of human occupation. The occupational therapist will be required to apply formulation skills, set appropriate goals and work together with the service user, family and staff in achieving these goals by application of appropriate interventions.

Supervision will be provided by the Lead Occupational Therapist for inpatient services.

The Dementia and Frailty Service Area values the role of occupational therapy within its teams and promotes regular managerial, professional and clinical supervision. There are also training opportunities within the Trust and support of continuing professional development.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Priya Dhanjal [Click here to apply], ( Email address removed )




Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to this post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the Trust is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill this post. We would advise overseas candidates wishing to apply who would require sponsorship to self assess themselves, on the UKBA website, to see the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post.

Please be aware that Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (BSMHFT) utilise a third party recruitment system (TRAC). When applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred third party recruitment system.

Following this, all subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website. Furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. All communication from BSMHFT will come via the TRAC system. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a post within the Trust, then information will also be transferred into the NHS Electronic Staff Records system. Please note that all systems used by the Trust comply with the Data Protection regulations.




Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.




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