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Perinatal Occupational Therapist

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Specialist Perinatal Service is a passionate, dynamic and committed team and due to internal progression, we are looking to recruit a Band 5 occupational therapist for our Mother and Baby Unit

We are one of the largest Specialist Perinatal Team in the country and pride ourselves on the expertise and compassion of our staff.

Our team works with small caseloads of women and people who are pregnant or in the post-natal period experiencing mental health difficulties, at this important time in their lives.This is a rewarding and varied role working with our colleagues across the Perinatal Pathway, including maternity, health visiting, IAPT and Infant mental health.

Main duties of the job

Work as an Occupational Therapist in the Specialist Perinatal Service, providing a service to the Andersen Unit, under the supervision of the Specialist Perinatal Lead Occupational Therapist.

The unit aims to provide comprehensive assessment, treatment and support for women experiencing emotional or psychiatric difficulties. Helping mothers develop parenting skills and facilitate bonding in a homely, welcoming environment and provide a therapeutic programme that meets the needs of mothers and infants and minimises the risk of relapse or readmission.

Work as part of an integrated multi-disciplinary team and in partnership with other agencies and services, to promote recovery and social inclusion.

Manage a caseload of women in the perinatal period with complex, severe and enduring mental health needs, offering occupational therapy assessment and interventions where mental health problems have a marked impact on their occupational functioning and who have complex occupational needs.Assessments and interventions will identify barriers and support clients to achieving functional goals.

Apply person centred principles and evidence-based practice to assess, plan, implement and evaluate occupational therapy interventions in hospital and in the community including home visits.

Provide occupational therapy advice to the multi-disciplinary team.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification

Staff benefits
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification



  • BSc/ MSc in Occupational Therapy.
  • Registration with HCPC.


  • Member of RCOT and RCOT's Specialist Section mental health and perinatal mental health.

Education & Experience


  • BSc/ MSc in Occupational Therapy.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to engage in the Trust's preceptorship programme.
  • Registration with HCPC.


  • Member of RCOT and RCOT's Specialist Section mental health and perinatal mental health.
  • Willing to work towards completing a course to support students in placement education or already have a student educator qualification.
  • Previous occupational therapy placement experience in mental health.
  • Previous experience of working in mental health settings.
  • Previous experience of working with perinatal mental health clients
  • Previous experience of working with families or young infants.

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Laureate House

Southmoor Road


M23 9LT

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