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Children and Young People's Occupational Therapist

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking an enthusiastic and well-motivated person to work as an full time Occupational Therapist in our team. The team consists of 18 staff members who have a variety of specialities working in different settings. We have two bases - Baguley and Gorton. You will be expected to split time between both.

You will be expected to provide a highly specialised service to the children and young people referred to our team. You will be competent at providing a highly specialist assessment and intervention package to children and young people with highly complex needs. You will work as an autonomous practitioner managing a caseload of highly complex cases. You will take a lead role in service development and teaching and supervision of OT staff and students. You will be responsible for being the link OT between CYPOT team and CAMHs services. You will provide professional advice to CYPOT team when working with children and young people who have sensory and mental health challenges alongside their functional difficulties.

There is a comprehensive in-service training programme and we have a strong commitment to CPD. Staff members are encouraged to attend post graduate courses with funding available through the trust.

Previous experience of working with children is essential. Evidence of post graduate learning in the areas of sensory integration and/or treatment for children with neurological conditions is essential. Experience of working in CAMHS would be beneficial.

Main duties of the job

To provide a highly specialist children & young people's community Occupational Therapy Service for children with health, educational and social needs working in a variety of settings.

To assess the functional, psychological, social and educational needs of children & young people referred. This includes those with chronic and terminal illnesses, mental health and learning disabilities at home and in the nursery/school environment.

To provide a comprehensive Occupational Therapy service to complex cases developing effective treatment plans ensuring their implementation to reduce the impact of disability to the child & young person's daily life.

To work as an autonomous practitioner managing a caseload of complex and highly complex cases. Using evidence-based practice, specialist knowledge from theoretical and practical experience and a high level of problem solving and reasoning skills in doing this.

To provide professional advice on Occupational Therapy issues to a wide range of agencies and carers involved in the provision of services to children & young people e.g. education and social care.

A valid work permit is essential

HCPC registered

Car owner/driver is essential

This post is subject to full Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced check.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification

qualifiaction and experience


  • Qualified occupational therapist
  • Relevant post graduate experience in Paediatrics
  • HCPC registered
  • Car owner /driver
  • evidence of post graduate training related to Paediatric OT


  • experience of working in CAMHS

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Gorton clinic

Blackwin Street


M12 5JY

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