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Senior Occupational Therapist (Community Mental Health Rehab)

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Full Time
The Home Engagement and Rehabilitation Team (HEART) is an enhanced community mental health team, offering intensive and individualised support to service users living with complex, enduring mental health problems.

We aim to support service users to live fulfilling lives in the community and to continue to receive mental health rehabilitation outside of a hospital setting.

This post is a secondment or fixed term post covering 9 months maternity leave and will offer the successful applicant an opportunity to experience and work in the community as a specialist Occupational Therapist, without the expectation to take on a care co-ordination role.

We are small, friendly and positive team, committed to developing a high quality service new service. We sit within the GMMH rehab division, which is committed to offering all staff excellent support and lots of development opportunities.

Main duties of the job

- carry out evidence based occupational and employment assessments.

- define and deliver therapeutic intervention plans

- write appropriate reports to a high standard

- carry a defined caseload of services users with complex mental health in the community, using evidence based/client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate OT interventions.

- co-ordinate evidence based occupational recovery groups

- occupational case formulation

-contribute to planning, development and evaluation the OT service within the team, by assisting the leadership team in day-to-day operations, organising, leading, teaching, supervising and supporting junior colleagues.

- contribute to duty role, responding to crises where necessary

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

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

Person Specification



  • BSc Occupational Therapy or equivalent + Current registration with HCPC


  • Practice Educator training
  • Further qualifications relevant to working with SMI e.g. PSI, Trauma, CBT



  • Experience of working as an Occupational Therapist with adults of working age with SMI
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team


  • Experience of working within rehabilitation services
  • Experience of working across both inpatient and community settings
  • Experience of delivering line management and clinical supervision



  • Comprehensive knowledge and application of Occupational Therapy models and assessments relevant to service user group
  • Ability to plan and implement evidence based interventions aimed at achieving user goals
  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding frameworks and procedures


  • Working knowledge and understanding of the Model of Human Occupation
  • Ability to complete home/environmental assessments to inform discharge pathways and adaptations to promote independent living

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Hexagon Tower, Crumpsall Vale


M9 8GQ

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