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Occupational Therapist

Pennine Care NHS FT
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Home Treatment team (SHTT) in Stockport as we are currently undergoing a transformation in service delivery and care. We are looking for innovative and enthusiastic people to contribute to this development.We are looking to recruit an Occupational Therapist with experience in Mental Health to work in the HTT.The HTT is a multi disciplinary team with staff from a range of professions including, mental health nurses, occupational therapists, social workers and support workers. The team has a dedicated Consultant Psychiatrist, and full admin support.

Main duties of the job

The core purpose of this role is to work within the Home Treatment team to embed the Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention pathway across the service within the framework of Model of Human Occupation (MOHO), in collaboration with the wider MDT staff and work towards a recovery focused ethos.

The post holder will function as part of the MDT to deliver the Interventions required to support individuals through the pathway and equip them with the skills and confidence to enable a safe discharge from the service. This role will involve crisis work all aspects of the role will be brief and time limited, but will aim to retain an occupational focus.

The post holder will be highly skilled and competent in conducting 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.

The post holder will 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.

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 are really proud of our Pennine Care People and do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To be responsible for the assessment treatment and evaluation of patients referred specifically for OT intervention from the Home Treatment team.
  • Undertake assessment to determine the need for longer term support (e.g. referral on to CMHT) under the Care Programme Approach.
  • To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to, assess, plan and implement brief individualised programmes of care/interventions.
  • To assess OT need and plan therapeutic OT interventions using the Model of Human Occupation.
  • To deliver a range of therapeutic interventions in line with professional requirements and in accordance with the job specification.
  • To write reports using MOHO outcome measures and to ensure up-to-date and accurate records are maintained regarding all patient contact.
  • Ensure that outcome measures are evidenced using standardised assessment tools such as OSA, OCAIRS, MOHOST.
  • To use a comprehensive range of verbal and non-verbal communication tools to communicate effectively with patients, their carers and families and colleagues. This may include people who may have difficulties with understanding or communication.
  • To manage patient discharge in a safe and timely manner, ensuring liaison with relevant professionals, to ensure that family and carers' are, where appropriate, advised of the patients discharge arrangements, with timely completion of documentation.
  • To develop partnership working with all relevant agencies/services/individuals to support optimal care for patients
  • To develop partnership working with all relevant agencies/services/individuals to support optimal care for patients
  • Participate in risk assessment and formulation of risk management plans
  • Supervise and assess students during placements.
  • Provide supervision to staff in the team according to trust policy and standards.

Practice Developments
  • To ensure that patients, their families and carers' are directly involved in decisions which affect their care.
  • To maintain personal contact with patients, their relatives and carers'. Being sensitive to their needs for respect, privacy and dignity and to act as a senior point of contact on the ward.
  • To initiate patient focused interventions and developments, which reflect social, cultural and spiritual needs.
  • To ensure that high standards of record keeping, patient assessment, care planning, risk assessment and management are delivered.
  • To lead or participate in programmes of work as required by service.
  • To actively contribute to the Trust wide O.T. forum and work stream groups.

Organisation and Management
  • To promote the involvement of service users, relatives and carers and advocacy workers in the evaluation and development of service delivery.
  • To take an active role in the management of resources as relevant to the post
  • To delegate appropriate duties to junior registered and support staff, providing relevant direction and oversight.
  • To assist in the investigation of complaints and clinical incidents within the community mental health team.
  • To demonstrate a working knowledge and application of Trust Policies, Guidelines and Protocols, actively contributing to their development and ensuring they are effectively delivering a high standard of clinical care.

Education, Training and Development
  • To ensure that you fulfil all statutory and mandatory training requirements meeting the requirements of registration with HCPC.
  • To promote and maintain high professional standards demonstrating a commitment to CPD and adhering to the code of ethics and professional conduct.
  • To participate in clinical / professional and managerial supervision and provide practice / clinical supervision to designated registered and non-registered staff within the community mental health service.
  • To participate in the Trust appraisal process.
  • To support the acute services manager in the development, organisation and delivery of training specific to the service.

This job description is not exhaustive, but is intended to give an overall picture of the role. Other duties within the general scope of the post may be required from time to time. The duties of the post and job description can be reviewed through the agreed process.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • Diploma / Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Registration with HCPC
  • Short courses and experience to post graduate diploma level
  • Willingness to undertake further training relevant to management, leadership and practitioner roles resulting from legislative or service changes, as appropriate


  • Evidence of post qualification academic achievement in the relevant area for this post
  • Degree level qualification
  • Training in MOHO



  • Substantial post registration experience working in a mental health service
  • Experience in working with people with severe and complex mental health needs
  • Experience of MDT working
  • Experience of working with people in a crisis


  • Experience of managing or participating in change
  • Leadership experience
  • Experience of working in a community setting
  • Experience of supervision



  • Extensive knowledge / experience in social inclusion and recovery model of care
  • Sound understanding of current local and national policies in relation to Mental Health Act, Risk Assessment and Management processes and CPA processes
  • Good working knowledge of assessment, care planning, implementation and evaluation processes
  • Comprehensive knowledge of mental health conditions and how they impact on an individuals wellbeing and occupational functioning
  • Comprehensive knowledge of broad range of interventions required to support individuals with severe and complex mental health needs


  • Knowledge of MOHO and its assessment tools
  • Knowledge of the occupational context of community mental health services and its application to assessment and treatment

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to manage and prioritise own workload
  • Ability to work effectively as part of an MDT
  • Ability to demonstrate specialist expertise in assessment using MOHO
  • Ability to deliver a range of evidence based interventions on both an individual and group basis
  • Ability to supervise junior staff / students
  • Effective time management
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Recording relevant documentation to a professional standard
  • Ability to communicate with and develop supportive relationships with patients, carers and other professionals
  • Ability to value diversity and respond constructively to discriminatory behaviour
  • Ability to provide professional expertise in the care of mental health service users
  • Ability to provide appropriate education and training to peers and assistant as approprate
  • Computer literacy


  • Interest in engaging in OT service development with the recognised Trust work streams
  • Ability to audit outcomes of assessments and OT service provided

Work Related Circumstances


  • Willingness to work across the community mental health service
  • Willingness to attend meetings / training within the Pennine Care footprint and beyond
  • Use of a car to access to a means of mobility to travel across the Trust footprint in line with service needs
  • Willing to carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the Trust's Equal Opportunities and Equality and Diversity policies
  • Appointments to be regulated and controlled activities require an enhanced DBS disclosure

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT


Heathfield House

Cale Green



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