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Occupational Therapist - Mary Seacole Ward 2

Band 5

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
37.5 per week
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Mary Seacole house
£22,128 - £28,746 per annum pro rata
04/06/2018 23:59

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 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.

Applicant requirements

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.

If you have problems applying, contact

0121 301 1242