We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Band 5 Occupational Therapists to work in our acute mental health in-patient service at Mary Seacole House in Winson Green.
Each ward has a full time Band 6 and a Band 5 occupational therapist. We have a vacancy on Ward 2 which is a 14 bedded female acute admission ward.
Our occupational therapy staff are fully integrated members of the ward teams so post holders are expected to work shift patterns that include early and late shifts to provide an 5 day service over 7 day period (allowances are payable) and will be included into the ward shift numbers for a proportion of the week. Working closely with the Senior OT and the ward multidisciplinary team, you will deliver OT provision to a designated caseload, focusing on functional daily living skills and specific mental health and risk issues.
You will be involved in various professional generic roles, supporting the leadership of various projects and service developments. In addition you will be able to utilise your creativity to develop and deliver therapeutic treatment programmes alongside the Band 6 OT and activity worker.
You should possess a thorough understanding of the role of the OT and be able to articulate this clearly in practice, demonstrating skill in assessment, intervention planning and a client centred approach. The OT service operates according to the Model of Human Occupation, and experience of this would be an advantage. The service users we care for often have complex mental health needs, and at times may display challenging behaviour. Therefore, the post holder 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.
We can offer a wide OT support network with professional structures in place to provide supervision and CPD opportunities in this large and diverse mental health trust.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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Further details / informal visits contact
Emma Masiyiwa Ward 2 Manager 0121 301 6131/6127 or Taryn Volante OT Professional Lead 07812260801.