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Children and Young People's Occupational Therapist

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking an enthusiastic and well-motivated person to work as an Occupational Therapist in our well established and supportive team. The team consists of 17 staff members who have a variety of specialities. We are a city-wide service providing support to young people aged 0-18 years. We have two bases - Baguley and Gorton.

Whilst previous experience in paediatrics would be a bonus, it isn't essential this is an excellent opportunity for you to develop your skills. You will enjoy assessing and treating a varied caseload in a wide range of community settings such as schools, nurseries, clinics and home environments. You will be expected to manage your own caseload and will be provided with training and supervision to enable this. Casework will include using a variety of standardised and observational assessment and intervention with opportunities to use our sensory equipment.

We provide you with regular clinical supervision, protected time for CPD opportunities and support from an experienced team. Staff members are encouraged to attend post graduate training. We also offer a comprehensive induction programme, 1-1's and annual appraisals to develop knowledge and skills. We aim to ensure every member of the team is fulfilled in their role and there will be opportunities to work on service development projects.

Car owner/driver is essential and a valid work permit is essential.

This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring service check (DBS).

Main duties of the job

  • To carry out the Occupational Therapy intervention for children/young people with a variety of clinical needs with an appropriate level of guidance and within agreed parameters of practice.
  • To ensure a high standard of care for each child, working with all disciplines and agencies involved with the family. To communicate with these agencies, parents and children in an appropriate manner, often with sensitive information regarding diagnosis and outcomes.
  • To undertake training to learn the skills specific to children and young people's Occupational Therapy
  • To provide an Occupational Therapy service to children developing effective treatment plans ensuring their implementation to reduce the impact of disability to the child's daily life.
  • To manage a clinical caseload working independently with supervision to a high professional standard, consulting senior staff for assistance, advice and support.
  • To work flexibly, assisting and supporting senior staff in providing Occupational Therapy to children/young people with complex needs in other specialised areas.
  • To carry out holistic and functional assessment of children/young people with a variety of conditions through gathering information, using clinical observations and assessment tools in conjunction with analysis skills.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & 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 Electronic Patient Record system which 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 Green Plan which sets 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.

Person Specification



  • Qualified occupational therapist or nearing completion of degree
  • HCPC registered
  • Car owner /driver


  • 1 year post graduation experience of working as a qualified OT

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Gorton clinic

48 Blackwin Street, Gorton


M12 5JY

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