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Occupational Therapist - Community Rehab

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Ashton Under Lyne
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
23 Nov 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to develop the new Community Rehabilitation Team to support service users experiencing complex psychosis, who are ready to step down from inpatient rehabilitation services into the community. We aim to reduce the length of inpatient stay for service users in acute and rehabilitation wards, incorporating least restrictive practice, the NICE guidelines for complex psychosis and the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) national program.

We are looking to recruit a motivated and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join our supportive multidisciplinary team and contribute to this exciting endeavour.

The team has a strong emphasis on the Recovery Model, working with service users to maximise their independence and autonomy to improve their quality of life.

Your personal development priorities will be shared and supported through our appraisal process.

We will support you in maintaining a work-life balance and can support flexible working. The team is currently based at Trust HQ in Ashton but this may be subject to change. As the team is a trust wide service you will be expected to travel across all five boroughs within the trust footprint.

The team operates during office hours of Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.

Main duties of the job

To embed the Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention pathway across the Community Rehabilitation Team, within the framework of Model of Human Occupation in collaboration with the wider MDT.

To be responsible for a caseload of service users under the care of the Community Rehabilitation Team, supporting them in their recovery journey.

To undertake specialist OT assessments in all areas of self-care, productivity and leisure to support discharge planning and identify support needs.

To conduct OT assessments, developing outcome-based needs led care plans, facilitating the implementation of the agreed plan of care and evaluating its effectiveness utilising evidence-based outcome measures.

To provide a range of highly skilled interventions that will be delivered on both a group and individual basis and share those skills with other team members.

To develop treatment plans and intervention to be delivered by the team's social inclusion workers.

To provide clinical supervision to the junior staff within the Community Rehabilitation Team.

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#PennineCarePeopleand 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

Essential Criteria:
  • Registered with the HCPC
  • Substantial post registration experience working in a mental health service.
  • Experience working with service users experiencing complex psychosis and/or substance misuse
  • Knowledge and experience of the recovery model and social inclusion

Desirable Criteria:
  • Experience of leading a team
  • Lived experience

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification to support your application to give you the best chance of being shortlisted.

Person Specification



  • Registration with HCPC
  • Substantial experience post qualifying as OT
  • Evidence of recent further development / training.
  • Extensive knowledge / experience in social inclusion and recovery model of care.
  • Experience of working with service users who are complex and challenging within community or acute care pathway


  • Experience of working in a community setting
  • Supervision skills
  • Leadership experience
  • Knowledge of MOHO assessments

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT


Trust HQ

225 Old Street

Ashton Under Lyne


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