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Job overview

Our Steps to Recovery service provides residential rehabilitation to service users with severe and enduring mental health conditions who require a specialist programme of support and intervention to increase their confidence and skills to live independently. Each unit is unique in its establishment and provides a range of accommodation and level of supervision. This can range from single occupancy rooms, or more independent rehabilitation offered within individual flats or shared home settings

We are looking for an individual with motivation and enthusiasm for working and engaging service users in creative and meaningful activities whilst in residential placement. Many of these activities may be indicated as part of an individuals recovery based care, alongside other members of the MDT, whilst others are offered to support the community as a whole and aimed at building social relationships and providing support in the community.

The successful candidate will have an understanding of Recovery within a rehabilitation setting and be willing to support service users in meeting their individual recovery goals. They will provide an activity based programme across the unit, under the direction of the Occupational Therapist and nursing team, and in response to the changing needs of service users. Therefore, we are particularly keen to consider candidates who are innovative, with good communication skills and have confidence in engaging service users in a wide range of activities.

Main duties of the job

  • Working alongside and under the direction of the Occupational Therapist and nursing team, to deliver a ward based programme of activities  in response to the changing needs of service users.
  • Supporting service users in engaging with recovery based  activities and identifying interests that are meaningful to them.
  • Supporting group and 1:1 activity in the community as needed, with other staff.
  • Engaging service users in decision making and planning for community activities.
  • Ensuring all information is recorded in a timely manner and that all risk and relevant information is recorded in line with Trust requirements.
  • Participating in decision making regarding service improvement and development.

Working for our organisation

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.  Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year.  We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community.  If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people’s lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached information and contact us if you require more information or have questions about this post.

We are unable to support applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work the United Kingdom (UK)

We highly recommend you submit your application as soon as possible, this post may close earlier than the indicated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Experience of health/social/ care services (either as a worker or as a service user/carer)
  • Recognition of the needs of service users presenting with complex and enduring mental health issues
  • A working knowledge of rehabilitation and recovery within mental health
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of providing mental health care within a multicultural community
  • Understanding the importance of recovery and co-production in devising activities that meet the needs of service users


Essential criteria
  • A good standard of education and a willingness to complete and undertake training courses to support work practices
Desirable criteria
  • Working toward or possessing a relevant level 3 qualification in a subject appropriate for the post

Skills and qualities

Essential criteria
  • Ability to initiate and facilitate social/recreational/creative and leisure activities with service users on both individual and group basis.
  • Good standard of written and verbal communication
  • Ability to use IT equipment to support role
  • Evidence of good organisation skills and ability to manage time effectively
  • Application shows an understanding of Trust Values and an ability to demonstrate these in practice
Desirable criteria
  • Is able to work effectively under supervision and meet deadlines
  • Has an appreciation of the needs and difficulties of service users

Our Trust is committed to treating individuals fairly and ensuring they have the same opportunities to fulfil their potential, even if this means doing things differently for different people sometimes. We are working hard to ensure our workforce reflects the diversity within Birmingham and Solihull and that our services meet the needs of all diverse service users and carers.

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. 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.

Please note, if applicable for your role you will be required to cover the cost of your DBS certificate. This will be deducted from your salary over 3 months. You will also be required to sign up to the DBS Update Service before commencement with the Trust.

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) by the end of your first week with us.

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 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 reimburse this. You will be contractually obliged to maintain your subscription.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here Browse: Work in the UK – GOV.UK ( 1. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants – GOV.UK (

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Relocation expenses may be reimbursed subject to eligibility. The policy provides for reimbursement up to £8,000.

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