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Occupational Therapist

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

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Bramley Street Open Community Rehabilitation In-patient Service

Band 5 Occupational Therapy Post

A vacancy has arisen for a Band 5 Occupational Therapist at Bramley Street in the Salford Directorate Low Level Rehabilitation Inpatient Service which is part of Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. The Post is a permanent post.

Bramley Street Rehabilitation Unit provides in-patient assessment, care and rehabilitation for adults with complex and enduring mental health difficulties who are male and aged 18 years upwards. The patient's length of stay here will depend on progress through the structured rehabilitation program or by an acute step-down pathway. Services users can be referred here primarily for structured rehabilitation for 6 to 12 months or we can provide a Step-Down service for those patients who require intensive rehabilitation following an acute admission for up to 3 - 6 months. Following discharge, we can offer an Outreach Service offering transitional support back into the community.

Your working week would consist of Monday - Friday 9/5 hours. We are willing to negotiate changes to start and finish time if required.

We are looking for someone who is amiable, motivated, able to work using their own initiative and can work creatively to engage with service users who might struggle to engage. Successful candidates will commence the post as soon as possible.

Main duties of the job

The role of the Occupational Therapist involves providing leadership, line management of an Occupational Therapy Assistant. You will be responsible for carrying out the Occupational Therapy process in line with the Rehabilitation Division OT pathway. This includes completion of OT specific assessments based on the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO), identification and prioritisation of service users needs, goal setting and delivering OT specific interventions based on Recovery principles.

The post holder will be responsible carrying a caseload and working alongside a Multi-Disciplinary Team, liaising with Community Care Coordinators and external agencies will also support the Ward Manager undertaking individual projects and Service development. A completed preceptorship is desirable however we will be able to offer a successful candidate a full preceptorship program.

About us

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from people who have experienced mental health problems.

Please ensure you read the job description and person specification attached below and that your supporting information reflects this, as your application will be judged against these criteria.

All successful applicants will be notified via the e-mail address provided and all further correspondence will be through e-mail, therefore please ensure that you regularly check your e-mails after the closing date for this post. Please note that we would be grateful if you could provide us with e-mail addresses for your referees when prompted by the application form.

If you do not receive any correspondence from us within 3 weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion you have not been successful at the short listing stage.

Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

All Trust employees are required to adhere to the principles of effective and safe safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.

Date Quality - The Post Holder is responsible for the quality of data in use by the organisation and its partners, whether this be inputting, checking, reporting, written or verbal.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for posts at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust who have direct experience of mental health, learning disability or drug and alcohol services either as a service user or carer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See attached detailed job description and person specification:

Staff benefits

Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.

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

The post holder will work as a member of a multidisciplinary team on the rehabilitation unit for clients with complex mental and physical health needs providing an Occupational Therapy service.

The post holder will work with the multidisciplinary team to create and maintain an environment that supports social participation, health promotion and inclusion, with access to resources and facilities required to achieve this. This will include working with other agencies.

The post holder will use evidence based Occupational Therapy and recovery principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions in line with the relevant care pathway.

Specific to assessment the post holder will utilise evidence based assessment tools to establish baseline functional assessment which will determine ongoing care and treatment to enable optimal functioning.

The post holder will creatively identify and support the development and delivery of both therapeutic individual and group interventions to facilitate recovery. The aim of interventions is to achieve service users goals in all areas of occupation to optimise levels of independence and working towards community living.

The post holder will provide clinical supervision for the Band 3 Occupational Therapy Assistant.

To contribute and support service development for Occupational Therapy across the Rehabilitation Division

The post holder maybe required to rotate to a different clinical area within the Rehabilitation Division dependent upon the needs of the service.

The post holder will regularly supervise Occupational Therapy students on practice placements..

The post holder will abide by the Royal College of Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and the Royal College of Occupational Therapy Professional Standards for OT Practice.

Person Specification

Education and Criteria


  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC Registration



  • Relevant and range of clinical experience working in mental health settings either on placement or within employment
  • Application of the Occupational Therapy process in a mental health setting
  • Experience of planning and facilitating a range of 1:1 and group interventions
  • Working within a multi-disciplinary team


  • Clinical experience within mental health rehabilitation setting
  • Experience of working with partnership agencies including statutory and third sector.
  • Experience of supervising other staff members or OT students



  • Knowledge of Model of Human Occupation and its application within mental health settings
  • Knowledge and application of OT assessment, treatment planning, delivery and evaluation in a mental health setting.
  • Understanding of the nature of mental health conditions and how they can impact on service user functioning and their Recovery.


  • Basic knowledge of the mental health act (83, 2007), and other relevant legislation and current mental health topics.
  • Ability to demonstrate a knowledge of risk and risk management.
  • Ability to demonstrate awareness of the Recovery model and social inclusion principles within OT practice.

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to work autonomously, set own prioritises and manage time effectively.
  • Ability to establish rapport and motivate service users whilst maintaining clear professional boundaries.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills including ability to write and produce detailed assessments and reports.
  • Have effective communication with other professionals at Multi-Disciplinary Team meetings reporting and advocating for service user outcomes and progress.
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance


  • Supervise and manage junior staff.

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Bramley Street

50-52 Bramley Street

Lower Broughton

M7 1YE

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