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Band 5 Occupational Therapist posted by NHS

Full Time
Birmingham
£21,909 - £28,462 / year

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.


Occupational Therapist, Sage Suite, Dementia and Frailty

Are you an enthusiastic Occupational Therapist who would like to be part of a dynamic and innovative team?Do you have a passion for working with older adults with dementia and want to be able to use your core skills as an Occupational Therapist?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Occupational Therapist to join the in-patient older adult mental health team at The Juniper Centre, based at Moseley Hall Hospital. This post involves working with men who predominantly have a diagnosis of dementia and have been admitted to the in-patient ward.

We are looking for an Occupational Therapist who has some experience of dementia and working with challenging behaviour. You must be able to prioritise your own caseload and demonstrate a flexible approach. The role will include assessing activities of daily living, assessing the home environment, designing appropriate intervention packages in conjunction with service users and the team, contributing to review meetings and discharge planning, carrying out cognitive assessments and offering falls prevention advice.

You will work as part of a Multi-disciplinary team, which includes Psychiatric Nurses, Physiotherapists, Psychologists, Consultant Psychiatrist and an Occupational Therapy Technical Instructor. You will be supported be senior Occupational Therapy staff and the Occupational Therapy team based at The Juniper Centre.

The Juniper Centre is a purpose-built specialist centre bringing together acute services and diagnostic facilities for managing mental health issues. Spread over two floors, the centre houses three suites – Bergamot, Rosemary and Sage – each with 18 single en-suite rooms. It also has a café, therapy suite, outpatients department, education suite and a therapeutic garden.

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health foundation Trust puts service users first by upholding the values of: 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 Dementia and Frailty Services within the Trust values the role of occupational therapy within its teams and promotes regular managerial, professional and clinical supervision.

We encourage all occupational therapists to be involved monthly professional support groups, our annual OT conference and OT specific training events. We actively support continuing professional development and strive to offer a high quality service to all service users.




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.




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.




Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

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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