Occupational Therapist

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

An opportunity has arisen for a HCPC registered Occupational Therapist to workwithin the Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) in Rochdale.The core purpose of this role is to work within the Rochdale West CMHT Team toembed the Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention pathway across theservice, within the framework of the Model of Human Occupation. You will beexpected to autonomously complete the Occupational Therapy process ofassessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation, for a caseload of patients with complex mental health needs. You will be responsible for providing supervision and leadership to junior colleagues including support workers and engagement workers.You will promote recovery focused work aligned to Occupational Therapy theory within the team. You will attend weekly formulations with the MDT to provide an Occupational Therapy perspective for planning patient's care and treatment. You will take responsibility for planning and developing the carers course.The Rochdale Community Mental Health Team consists of a psychiatrist, Placement Support Planner, CBT therapist, Engagement workers, Peer Support workers, and Care Co-Ordinator's. You will have access to a monthly OT forum for professionspecific peer support and receive regular supervision. You will be invited to TrustWide OT Forums lead by the AHP Lead.

Main duties of the job

You will utilise evidence-based assessment tools to formulate anunderstanding of a patient's occupational functioning.? You will apply specialist clinical knowledge and skills to carry out evidencebased occupational therapy interventions, both individual and in groups, which are underpinned by relevant theoretical approaches. You will lead and supervise junior staff in this practice as required.? You will plan, implement, and review individually tailored programmes ofintervention.? You will participate in risk assessments and contribute to risk management plans where relevant.? You will write reports using the MOHO framework and ensure up to date and accurate records are maintained in accordance with professional standards.? You will contribute to MDT work through contributing to formulations, and other professionals' meetings, to provide an Occupational Therapy perspective where required.? You will participate in the development, planning, and evaluation of the OT service within the Early Intervention Team? You will develop partnership working with other relevantorganisations/services to support optimal care for patients.? You will contribute to professional networks to promote the exchange ofknowledge, skills, and resources across the Trust.? You will act as an educator to Occupational Therapy students on placement.? You will provide supervision to junior members of staff within the MDT.

About us

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester -Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We're really proud of our #PennineCarePeople and do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification to support your application for this post. Please refer to the essential criteria in the person specification which will highlight the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to demonstrate in your application, by way of example, to give yourself the best opportunity to be shortlisted.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • Diploma / Degree in Occupational Therapy.
  • Registered with HCPC
  • Short courses and experience to post graduate diploma level.
  • Willingness to undertake further training relevant to management, leadership and practitioner roles resulting from legislative or service changes, as appropriate.


  • Evidence of post qualification academic achievement in the relevant area for this post.
  • Degree level qualification
  • Training in MOHO



  • Substantial post registration experience working in a mental health service.
  • Experience in working with people with severe and complex mental health needs
  • Experience of MDT working
  • Experience of working with people in crisis


  • Experience of managing or participating in change
  • Leadership experience
  • Experience of working in a community setting
  • Experience of supervision
  • Crisis Team / HTT experience



  • Extensive knowledge / experience in social inclusion and recovery model of care.
  • Sound understanding of current local and national policies in relation to Mental Health including the Mental Health Act, Risk Assessment and Management processes and CPA processes
  • Good working knowledge of assessment, care planning, implementation and evaluation processes
  • Comprehensive knowledge of mental health conditions and how they impact on an individual's wellbeing and occupational functioning
  • Comprehensive knowledge of broad range of interventions required to support individuals with severe and complex mental health needs


  • Knowledge of MOHO and its' assessment tools.
  • Knowledge of the occupational context of community mental health services and its' application to assessment and treatment
  • Knowledge of Star Recovery Tool

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to manage and prioritise own workload.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a MDT
  • Ability to demonstrate specialist expertise in assessment using MOHO
  • Ability to deliver a range of evidence based interventions on both an individual and group basis
  • Ability to supervise junior staff / students
  • Effective time management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Recording relevant documentation to a professional standard.
  • Ability to communicate with and develop supportive relationships with patients, carers and other professionals
  • Ability to value diversity and respond constructively to discriminatory behaviour.
  • Ability to provide professional expertise in the care of mental health service users.
  • Ability to provide appropriate education and training to peers and assistant as appropriate.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Flexible and adaptable.


  • Interest in engaging in OT service development with the recognised Trust work streams
  • Ability to audit outcomes of assessments and OT service provided.

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT


Sudden Resource Centre

Silk St


OL11 3EU

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