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Senior Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 284-21-MHSCM-1244

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Forward Thinking Birmingham
Finch Road Primary Care Centre
£32,306 to £39,027 pa

If you are Ambitious, Brave and Compassionate there has never been a more exciting time to join our team. Ambitious and proud to provide world-class care everyone who works at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust team plays an important role in making our hospitals the incredible places they are. Our vision is to build a world leading team to deliver world class care.

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust are committed to creating the best place to work, where all staff can reach their full potential. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and welcome and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation. We look forward to receiving your application. BWC is committed to inclusion and diversity. Please ensure that you review the person specification for this post prior to applying as this is what you will be shortlisted against. If you believe your experience means you meet the criteria, please draw this out in your application.

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Senior Occupational Therapist – Band 6

CORE North Team, Finch rd, Forward Thinking Birmingham 0-25

 Part time (0.8WTE) – 30hrs a week

18 months Fixed term Position 

Forward Thinking Birmingham North Hub Service (Finch rd) are seeking to recruit an senior Occupational Therapist who is committed to working with children, young people and families. We are a developing Occupational Therapy service within a significant period of change towards bettering services in a transformational an equitable way.

This job is based within the FTB North Community Hub based currently at Finch rd. The role will include the holistic assessment and treatment of children, young people and their families to support their mental health. This post will manage a defined Occupational Therapy caseload with some cover for core work. They would also provide training and specific subjects and will work to develop and champion the role of Occupational Therapy within the core Hubs.

This post will work closely with the multidisciplinary team, the wider Occupational Therapy service and with external partner agencies involved in the care of the young people and young adults. 

The post holder will be required to have a high level of communication skills, both written and verbal, be compassionate, respectful and value individual patient needs. They will have the ability to recognise and manage challenging situations in a calm and professional manner (this may be clinic based or in the home), be resilient and emotionally intelligent and engage positively with children, young adults and families.

An excellent working knowledge of child protection and adult safeguarding issues and processes for the age range 0-25 is essential.

The post holder must be prepared to work flexibly across a 7 day week, between 8am - 8pm weekdays and weekends where appropriate. A driving license and access to a car daily for work purposes is also essential as the service is citywide.Successful applicants will be employed by BWC.

For informal discussion regarding this post please contact Leah Berry, Head of Occupational Therapies at .

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This vacancy may close earlier than the stated closing date. We do not accept cv’s (with the exception of consultant posts)..

As this post involves a regulated activity you will be required to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children and/or adults.

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