Occupational Therapist (9-12m FTC) - Birmingham

CAS Behavioural Health
£30,000 - £35,000/Year
02 Dec 2017
03 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
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At CAS Behavioural Health you`ll have the chance to make a real impact on patients and their families. We are a leading provider of specialist adult healthcare and have over 90 services across the UK which specialise in; autism, learning disability, mental health, personality disorder and acquired brain injury. We are a growing organisation with a strong focus on the development of Neuropsychiatry and Neurobehavioural services in the future.

An opportunity has arisen for an Occupational Therapist to join our team on a 9 - 12 month fixed term contract covering maternity leave at Heathers. The role will be working 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

Heathers in Birmingham is a 20 bed specialist rehabilitation service for adult males with an acquired brain injury (ABI). Our person-centred and flexible ABI rehabilitation programme aims to reduce risk, maximise independence, improve quality of life and, where possible, help those affected to recover to the best of their ability. Typically, our service users will have an acquired brain injury as a result of an accident or a stroke. Other service users will be admitted due to early onset progressive nervous system dysfunction, which may derive from hereditary and sporadic conditions such as Huntington`s Disease. We are committed to maximising personal choice, independence, and supporting each individual to draw up their own individual care plan so that physical, emotional, social and personal development needs are met in a person-centred way.

In this role you will:

• Deliver a clinical service for a complex client group, using a range of skills and knowledge in assessment and intervention methods within a coherent framework
• Line manage an Occupational Therapy Assistant and Therapy Coordinator
• Work alongside an onsite MDT team to include; Doctors, Nurses, Psychologists and Speech and Language Therapist
• Participate in the planning, development and evaluation of the Occupational Therapy service within the site

We are looking for people who have:

• A degree / postgraduate diploma (or equivalent) in Occupational Therapy
• Experience with an ABI client group and/or associated behavioural difficulties is essential
• Currently operating as a Specialist OT (Band 6) / Highly Specialist OT (Band 7) or equivalent
• An understanding of Occupational Therapy process/interventions and can take a ``hands on`` approach
• The ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
• A good understanding of core Occupational Therapy skills and the motivation to keep up-to-date with current best practice in OT
• Excellent communication / time management skills

In return we will offer you:

• Salary in the region of £30k - £35k (depending on experience)
• Company pension scheme
• Free meals on duty
• Opportunity to attend OT meetings
• Training days provided by well-known and inspirational OTs
• CPD opportunities
• Research opportunities


Please note: successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on w/c 1st January 2018

If you wish to speak with someone regarding this vacancy please contact Rachel Yates (Clinical Lead OT) on 07720 497 080 or via email: cas.r.a4lk245j3g5v@casbehaviouralhealth.aptrack.co.uk

•Please note - speculative recruitment emails are not to be sent directly to our clinical staff, these need to go via our internal recruitment team. If speculative candidates are sent directly to a member of the clinical team, we will consider these candidates as our own.*

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