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Home First Occupational Therapist

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
12 Oct 2023
An exciting opportunity to join our newly formed Home First therapy team. We are a rehabilitation and reablement service covering the whole of Salford facilitating clients discharge back into their own home. Our vision for Home First is 'People are in the right place, at the right time - meaning nobody spends more nights away from home than is absolutely necessary'

We are looking to expand our current team looking for experienced Band 6 Occupational Therapists to join our service. You should have significant post registration experience including working in a community and / or rehabilitation setting, covering a wide variety of clinical areas. You will be a excellent team player and also possess excellent communication skills and must be able to work on your own initiative to organise and prioritise your own caseload and balance this with the demands of this diverse and varied role.

The Service operates over 7 days, currently covering the hours of 8am to 6pm. (weekends occuring 1:4)

Essential Criteria: Ability to travel across sites (and/or community) as part of service need.

Main duties of the job

To assess and treat adults who who are experiencing reduced physical ability and require Rehabilitation and Reablement. The post holder will work as a member of the Home First Rehab & Reablement Team and will be responsible for providing a Community Rehabilitation Occupational Therapy service to people in their own homes (including residential / nursing homes) across Salford. Their day-to-day workload will include:
  • Be experienced and skilled in the holistic assessment of patient's needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of individual treatment programmes.
  • Support senior members of the team in delivering evidence-based patient care.
  • Work across community settings with experience of wide knowledge base.
  • Carry a caseload of patients that present with Acute or Chronic conditions.
  • Work as an autonomous practitioner being professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of your work, managing own caseload and maintaining patient and own records.
  • Work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team, coordinating discharge and taking an active role in case conferences.
  • Provide professional guidance and support for band 5 staff, Technicians / Therapy Assistants and students
  • Participate in appropriate MDT meetings, IST and training.
  • Assess, plan, prioritise and make recommendations with regards to equipment, adaptations etc., as appropriate to the client group. Assess for and advise on patient's care needs and evaluate this.

About us

Salford Care Organisation is part of the Northern Care Alliance, one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. A place with an outstanding reputation. Salford is the place which is taking bold, pioneering steps towards delivering a world class, fully integrated care system for adults. Twice rated Outstanding by the CQC, Salford Care Organisation is responsible for delivering a range of community and primary care services and specialist services to Greater Manchester and beyond.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

In line with the Trusts Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Registration


  • Member of HCPC
  • Degree or diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Car driver

Knowledge, Skills & Experience


  • Community Experience
  • Evidence of post graduate experience appropriate to be able to meet the knowledge and skills for this post
  • Evidence of excellent written communication skills
  • Evidence of working within a MDT
  • Evidence of supervising staff and or students


  • Experience of working in the community and /or Rehabilitation unit

Trust Values and Behaviours


  • Understanding of Trust Values and Behaviours

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


St James House

Pendleton Way


M6 8HD

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