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.
Birmingham and Solihull metal Health NHS Foundation Trust
£26,302 - £35,225
375 hours per week
Fantastic opportunities have arisen for a band 6 occupational therapist in our FCAMHS service
This post offers an exciting opportunity to manage a caseload within the forensic CAMHS Occupational Therapy Team based at Ardenleigh.
We are a specialised group of CAMHS services and are on the forefront of personalised support for young people and children. We are looking to hire an OT with a passion for working with young people and who have a real understanding for the needs of the CAMHS group who can bring innovation and change to our services. We see these services as a genuine specialism and are offering the opportunity to be part of it.
You will have previously worked in a senior OT role with evidence of managing aspects of service delivery, service development, audit, supervision and appraisal. As a band 6 occupational therapist you will be able to promote the philosophy of Occupational Therapy and evaluate the outcomes of the service. There are regular senior and lead OT meetings and opportunities develop projects and to work across the division.
We give you the opportunity to become a specialist in CAMHS and be involved in cutting edge care and support.
We offer excellent learning and development opportunities. These include training in ASD, Risk management, working with families and therapeutic 1:1’s. We want to support you in your career and give you options to progress.
All staff will be supported throughout their career in the Trust, and provided with a comprehensive induction, and on-going training, research is valued and supported within the organisation. At times you will be expected to work flexibly over seven days as service user need determines
The Trust is actively seeking to recruit people who are underrepresented in the workforce. This includes people from minority groups and people who have experience of Mental Health or experience through caring.
Informal contact: Lynn O’Neill, Lead Occupational Therapist on ( Phone number removed )
Closing date: 23/10/216
Interview date: 03/11/2016
If you are successful at the shortlisting stage of the recruitment process we may contact you via email to advise you of the interview details. Please ensure you access your email account from which you applied regularly once the position has closed. If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks following the closing date, then please assume you have not been shortlisted.
If applicable to your role, the Trust will require you to sign up for the DBS Update Service. The subscription will cost you £13 a year but the Trust will cover your first year payment. You will be contractually obliged to maintain your subscription.
Please Note: If you have left BSMHFT on the grounds of redundancy you are not eligible to apply for a post within the Trust (including via Temporary Staffing Solutions) for a period of 12 months from the date of your employment ceasing. If you have any queries please contact the recruitment team. Exceptionally, and subject to the agreement of the CEO staff leaving with a redundancy payment of less than 3 months’ pay, may apply for trust posts, including bank employment, 6 months after their termination date.
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.
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.
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 a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.
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