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Specialist Occupational Therapist-Team Lead

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

To take a clinical lead role in supporting people with Learning Disabilities to experience improved health, wellbeing, skills, and integration into their community. To undertake advanced assessment and treatment of people within a significant clinical caseload, and support and supervise the assessment and treatment functions of junior staff. And, to actively contribute to the development and delivery of the Multi-Disciplinary Health Professional Team's response to the current and emerging needs of people with Learning Disabilities in Salford.

Main duties of the job

Provide clinical leadership within the Health Professional Team and support other team members as appropriate.

Independently manage a significant clinical workload and be an expert in the holistic assessment of the needs of people with learning disabilities.

Develop, implement, and evaluate evidence based treatment programmes.

Monitor and improve standards of support by contributing to the review and redevelopment of service plans, efficient use of resources, clinical audit, and research.

Work as part of the integrated multi-disciplinary team across health and social care to ensure high quality support and positive outcomes.

Be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of your work, including maintaining patient and own records

Liaise and communicate with the person, family/carers, multi-disciplinary team, social services and external agencies.

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives.

As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values - care , appreciate and inspire - to join our team.

In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

In line with the Trusts Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Person Specification



  • oDip COT or BSC in Occupational Therapy.


  • oClinical supervisor training.



  • oEvidence of relevant post graduate training.


  • oInterview/recruitment training.



  • oRegistered with Health and Care Professions Council.


  • oMember of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.



  • oKnowledge of RCOT Professional and Clinical guidelines and National and Local Clinical guidance/legislation.


  • oAn understanding of the issues affecting adults with learning disabilities in the community.



  • oLeadership and supervision skills.



  • oSignificant post- registration experience in a community setting


  • oExperience of working in Adult Learning Disabilities settings in the community



  • oExperience of working as part of an integrated Multi-Disciplinary Team


  • oKnowledge of the roles of other professionals (relevant to the client group).



  • oExcellent time management skills and the ability to work under pressure.


  • oAbility to develop business cases for change and contribute to the development of service Single Year Operating Plans.



  • oGood planning and organisational skills and caseload management.

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Salford Community Site: 1 City Approach.

1 City Approach, Albert Street, Eccles, M30 0BL.


M30 0BL

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