Band 6 Senior Occupational Therapist - The Barberry

Specialised Perinatal Mental Health Community Service

Post - Band 6 Senior Occupational Therapist

Hours –1.0 WTE (p/t will be considered to 0.6 dependent on successful candidate)

Base –For Solihull patch (base tbc)

The Perinatal Mental Health Service provides a Multi-disciplinary specialised care throughout the West Midlands, to treat mothers with mental health problems, both during pregnancy and in the first year post-partum. There is also community outreach team as well as 10 inpatient bedded Unit at the Barberry. The NHS Long Term Plan (LTP) will see perinatal services expanding its remit to seeing approx. 10% of the birth rate, seeing women for up to 2 years postnatally, expanding its offer to partners and providing an increasingly comprehensive range of therapies to women and their families.

With this continued expansion we are currently recruiting additional posts across the Birmingham and Solihull patch and expanding our model from 2 to 3 teams to cover this area. As a result we have an opportunity for a Senior Occupational Therapist to join our new team in Solihull.

Within the perinatal service, experienced mental health Occupational Therapists complete specialised and profession specific assessments and provide appropriate intervention to support women’s recovery, functioning and adaptation to the role of motherhood. An awareness of sensory approach, moderate to severe mental health concerns would be beneficial. Our Occupational Therapists also work as part of our band 6 team carrying out new assessments and providing care coordination to a defined caseload of women with moderate to severe perinatal mental health problems in a range of settings, with a strong emphasis on risk assessment and robust mental health care planning and safeguarding.

Applicants will need to have a genuine interest in working with women and families in the perinatal period, have excellent communication and multi-agency liaison skills and a have good knowledge of safeguarding. Experience of working in the Perinatal Mental Health field is desirable but not essential. We are committed to equal opportunities and the development of our staff and will provide a robust induction programme. We also provide regular supervision and training for all our staff.

If you want to work as part of our specialised multi-disciplinary team, we want to hear from you.

The service is committed to being representative of our local community and overcoming any barriers women may face in accessing our service. We welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds who meet the specific criteria of the post, regardless of ethnicity, age, gender, disability, religion/ belief or sexual orientation.

Please ensure you read the job description and person specification attached and that your supporting information reflects the relevant skills and experience you have, as your application will be shortlisted against these criteria.

Interviews will be held on 1st October via MS Teams.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Leah Berry (Perinatal Team Manager)

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For further details / informal visits contact:

NameLeah BerryJob titleTeam ManagerEmail addressTelephone number/2319

Reference: 40882180

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