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Community Occupational Therapist- Older adults

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Lower Ince, Wigan
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified, motivated and experienced Occupational Therapist, to join a vibrant integrated health and social care Community Mental Health Team. The successful candidate will be required to fulfil the role of an Occupational Therapist within the older adult CMHT multidisciplinary team, based at Claire House in Wigan undertaking Occupational therapy assessments and specific OT work, contributing to the development of the occupational therapy service and providing advice to colleagues.

The post holder will be expected to cover the duty rota providing quality first line core assessments and work proactively in forging professional working relationships with multi-agencies.

You will be welcomed into a supportive, creative and motivated multidisciplinary team that has a strong respect for and commitment to Occupational Therapy and practice development.You will receive regular professional, clinical and managerial supervision and developmental appraisal thus enhancing your current practise and future career prospects.There are regularAllied Health ProfessionalContinued Professional Development Days and opportunities to actively contribute to and influence the development of the Occupational Therapy Service.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will act as an Occupational therapist for the Later Life & Memory Service. They will carry out evidence based Occupational Therapy assessments in addition to the Initial Core Assessments, including standardised assessments and patient reviews. They will be delivering diagnosis of dementia and providing Post Diagnostic treatment and support including groups.

They will participate in the teams duty rota.

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

Please see attached 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



  • Demonstrable experience of working as a qualified Occupational Therapist
  • Providing Occupational Therapy in a mental health setting
  • Using a variety of Occupational vocational assessments
  • Planning and carrying out evidence based interventions
  • Experience of working with older adults


  • Experience of working with people living with dementia and their carers
  • Experience of supervising support staff
  • Experience of presenting in a group setting



  • Diploma/Degree In Occupational Therapy
  • Field work educators qualification within 1 year of appointment
  • Registration with HPC


  • Model of Human Occupation training
  • Care Programme Approach Training
  • Equality Diversity Awareness Training



  • Social inclusion and recovery models
  • Evidence based Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions relevant to mental health
  • Mental health legislation
  • Reflective practice
  • Knowledge of local cultures, social diversity and an ability to work as an OT within this context
  • Knowledge of the CPA process
  • Risk assessment and safeguarding


  • Experience of working with people living with dementia



  • To apply models of human occupation
  • To use a variety of Occupational assessments
  • To develop case formulation from assessment
  • To plan and implement evidence based interventions aimed at achieving user goals
  • To use effective evidence based communication skills


  • Time management skills

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Claire House Health Centre

Phoenix Way

Lower Ince, Wigan


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