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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist.

This is a permanent contract for 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9am- 5pm.

Carlisle Community Treatment Team (CTT)

These are exciting times for Occupational Therapists wanting to make a difference to people's everyday lives. Community Mental Health Services are in the process of improvement and transformation and OT is at the heart of these changes. We recognize the value of meaningful roles and activity to improve mental health outcomes and create brighter futures. In the CTT, we strive for quality and use the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) to guide our evidence -based practice and inform our holistic assessments and 1:1 and group interventions (Recovery Through Activity).

We work alongside a variety of people with severe and enduring mental health difficulties and try our best to understand how a person's motivation, routine, skills, and environment can impact on their activity levels. We strive to work collaboratively to support people in overcoming any barriers to engagement in meaningful activity by working on individual formulations, care plans and goals to enable personal recovery. We also aim to work with a variety of services to ensure the best possible outcomes for people; third sector, The Recovery Colleges, voluntary services, primary care, drug and alcohol services.

Main duties of the job

Occupational Therapy Pathway:

To manage and discuss OT referrals and waiting lists.

To complete MOHO assessments/ outcome measures:
  • Occupational Self Assessment (OSA)
  • Occupational Circumstances Assessment Interview & Rating Scale (OCAIRS)
  • other MOHO assessments.
  • FACE Risk Assessments & safety planning Complete OT Formulation/ Goal setting/ Care Plans

To complete OT 1:1 work
  • Re motivation work
  • Exploration & practice of meaningful activity
  • Work on skills
  • Work on Routine
  • Psycho education

Group Work:
  • Recovery Through Activity
  • Anxiety Management
  • Wellbeing

Involvement with the MDT

Involvement with service development and Improvement

Education of students

Supervision of colleagues

About us

We aim to attract and retain a diverse, talented and committed workforce, who are caring and compassionate, and therefore able to meet the demands of the modern NHS now and in the future. In return we can offer a dynamic working environment in which to build a career.

The CTTs are busy, interesting, and challenging places to work. We hold complex caseloads and our role is valued within a multi disciplinary team framework. We maintain an occupational focus in the team and contribute our unique perspective throughout a person's CTT journey. We contribute to the screening and triage process, formulations and wider complex case discussions.

We are looking for confident, motivated, kind people with excellent risk assessment and problem-solving skills, great communication and decision-making skills. People who want to develop their OT practice, advocate for OT and to keep learning and developing so that we can improve our Recovery outcomes.

We are a lovely OT team with some amazing supportive and dedicated staff. We have many opportunities for personal and professional development, clinical and peer supervision, OT Best Practice Forums, and CPD opportunities. This role would suit someone who wants to develop from a Band 5 to Band 6 or a current Band 6 who wants more experience in mental health or community.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please find attached job description for full details.

Advertising date : 23rd May 2023

Closing date : 6th June 2023

We welcome your application.

Person Specification



  • HCPC Registration



  • Mental Health Experience



  • Awareness of MOHO as the model of practice

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