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Occupational Therapist

Posted 15 days 12 hours ago by St Andrew's Healthcare

£28,797 - £34,577 Annual
Full Time
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Job Description

Occupational Therapist

Birmingham Service, Inpatient Adult Mental Health

Location: Stirchley, Birmingham

Salary: From £28,797 - £34,577 per annum, depending on experience

Hours: Full time 37.5 hours per week

We are currently looking for an energetic, enthusiastic and ambitious Occupational Therapists to join our Birmingham OT team. The site offers a service to

adults requiring care and treatment within a secure inpatient setting. We have male and female provision, as well as an older adult service.

You can achieve more at St Andrew's Healthcare

St Andrew's is a unique provider of specialist care in mental health and learning disability. We aspire to deliver truly world class, holistic services. Our independence means we can always put patients' interests at the heart of decision making, while re-investing in frontline services. We are currently transforming the Charity to deliver 'Value Based Healthcare'; ensuring our patients consistently get the best possible outcomes.

The Birmingham site has eight wards within a self-contained secure environment. There are a mix of low and medium secure wards with two wards offering services to women and male older adults. The site offers care and treatment to people with complex mental health and personality disorder diagnoses who require secure services. The service also benefits from other therapy resources such as an Art Studio, Workshop, Gym, Sports Hall, music space and courtyard area for horticulture.

Within the Occupational Therapy team we offer comprehensive treatment through the medium of meaningful occupation. Our aim is to equip patients with the life skills required to live a life worth living through improved health and wellbeing, independence, purpose and balance within their daily living.

The Person and Role

You will contribute to a multi-disciplinary clinical team; taking responsibility for a clinical caseload, and offering OT specific assessment and treatment to groups and individuals within your care. Strong communication skills are essential, both written and verbal, with the ability to develop good professional relationships with your clinical team and the wider professional team.

You will be able to show a good understanding of occupational therapy within inpatient services; demonstrating the hope occupational therapists' bring to the lives of those in our care. You will also be able to share your experience of applying the OT process to achieve positive patient outcomes and demonstrate how you promote the profession within your clinical team.

The charity value the importance of continued professional development. This includes a personal development plan with access to a preceptorship programme, internal CPD events, networking opportunities with colleagues and external training where deemed clinically appropriate.

You should have:

  • Knowledge of mental health diagnoses and/or secure services
  • An interest, knowledge and understanding of a range of guiding theoretical frameworks and approaches. For example Model of Human Occupation, VdT MoCA, occupational science, occupational diagnosis and sensory approaches.
  • Knowledge and experience in using occupational assessment tools to support clinical reasoning, treatment planning and evaluation of interventions.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Resilience and curiosity

Our patients and your colleagues will expect you to live the St Andrew's CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence every single day.


We offer an excellent benefits package including: Pension; Sickness policy on par with the NHS; Access to the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts schemes; 35 days annual leave (including bank holidays), increasing to 41 after 10 years' service; Life cover; Our newly launched Electric Car scheme; Cycle to work scheme; Healthcare cash plan; Free parking; Paid DBS application; Access to free vocational qualifications

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