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Occupational Therapist posted by Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

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Job Description

Band 5 Occupational Therapist - Secure and Complex Care

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Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

secure care mental health occuaptional therapy

Reaside Clinic, Birmingham

£24,214 - £30,112 per annum pro rata

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.

We are seeking to appoint 2 x Band 5 Occupational Therapists to join the Secure and Complex Care OT service.

Description of Job and Essential Requirements

HCPC registration is required - Occupational Therapy training at BSc/MSc degree level or diploma level is essential

To support on going clinical developments within the secure care Occupational Therapy services in BSMHFT, we are seeking to employ qualified Band 5 Occupational Therapists, to work across the secure men's service.

1 x post to work with the dedicated ICU team, ward based (not in nursing numbers) and 1 x post to work with a regional MDT team.

We pride ourselves on being an innovative service offering VdT MoCA informed treatments, diverse roles, and collaborative MDT service delivery. Occupational Therapy is highly regarded.

You will be expected to deliver high quality treatment programmes that support recovery of working age males detained under both criminal and civil sections of the Mental Health Act who experience severe and enduring mental health problems, acute mental illness, and often present with behaviours that are challenging.

Treatment is delivered across the residential units, therapy centre and community. The service has a dedicated ICU team, a ward focussed on those with autism and complex communication needs traditional acute and rehabilitation pathways. We now have an active community OT team.

You will be engaged with promoting the philosophy of Occupational Therapy and evaluating the outcomes of the service. We predominately work Monday to Friday but need to retain flexibility to ensure services are delivered according to need.

You will need proven effective communication, empathy, self-awareness, and critical self-reflection skills.

All Occupational Therapists will receive clinical and operational supervision opportunities as well an annual development review. The trust offers excellent opportunities for personal growth and CPD.

The Secure and Complex Care Programme has a total of 221 beds consisting of the following:-
* 92 bedded men's medium secure unit for those experiencing mental health problems (Reaside Clinic). Reaside Clinic will be re designed within 5 years and will expand its clinical pathways.
* 14 bedded men's low secure unit for those experiencing mental health problems (Hillis Lodge).
* 30 bedded women's medium secure unit for those experiencing mental health problems (Ardenleigh Hospital).
* 89 bedded men's medium secure hospital for those experiencing mental health problems (Tamarind Centre). A specialist service of 12 beds for people requiring a personality focussed recovery service.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Julie Taylor-Best Senior Occupational Therapist [Click here to apply]

Hazel Foley Senior Occupational Therapist [Click here to apply]

Emily Butler Unit Manager - [Click here to apply]

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 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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