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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 Specialist Occupational Therapist seeking to develop their clinical experience and knowledge, and to strengthen their leadership and managerial skills within Rowan View, Medium Secure Unit. We are looking for a dedicated Occupational Therapist to join our enthusiastic, innovative, and expanding Occupational Therapy team.

The post holder will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with patients, carers, the multidisciplinary team, and wider agencies, and will have the opportunity to work closely with colleagues following an evidence-based OT process. The post holder will be responsible for providing high quality assessment, delivering treatment interventions plans, and evaluating outcomes for individuals with complex needs.

Supervision and line management will be provided by the Lead Occupational Therapist onsite during which you will have the opportunity to explore further training and qualifications to develop both personally and professionally. There are internal leadership programmes available, research opportunities with M-RIC, specialist clinical training opportunities, and B6 peer support groups to network and share knowledge and skills.

Main duties of the job

Job Purpose:

To support the delivery of high quality specialist assessment and intervention in the development of effective clinical services within a Medium Secure setting.

To meet the complex needs of people with learning disabilities and/or autism and/or mental illness.

Principal Responsibilities:

Please see attached job description and person specification for further information.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 1.4 million people across our region and are also commissioned for services that cover the North West, North Wales and the Midlands.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Flexible working requests will be considered for all roles.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding main responsibilities

Person Specification



  • Varied fieldwork experience including mental health
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Sound knowledge of core skills of occupational therapy and evidence of application in practice
  • Ability to work as a team member and to undertake additional duties in the absence of the Lead OT
  • In depth knowledge of assessment, treatment and evaluation
  • In depth knowledge of health and safety and risk management.
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act
  • Experience as a Qualified Occupational Therapist
  • Ability to demonstrate Mersey Care Values and application in practice
  • Additional training (for example Sensory Integration, ESI, Trusted Assessor)


  • Experience of facilitation of mentorship and clinical supervision of junior staff
  • Knowledge of VdT Model of Creative Ability and application in practice



  • BSc Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Current Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registration
  • Post registration training in a therapeutic / intervention approach (e.g. Applied Behavioural Analysis and Intervention, CBT, SI, AMPS)
  • Portfolio of CPD



  • Continuous Improvement
  • Accountability
  • Respectfulness
  • Enthusiasm
  • support
  • High professional standards
  • Responsive to service users
  • Engaging leadership style
  • Strong customer service belief
  • Transparency and honesty
  • Discreet
  • Change oriented



  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills
  • Able to work autonomously and on own initiative, prioritise and manage own time effectively and meet deadlines
  • Skills in the assessment of complex behaviours using a variety of methods
  • Skills in the designing of intervention and management plans, evaluation and monitoring
  • Able to recognise limits of own competency and when to seek supervision
  • Complete Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions with a caseload, including the ability to write reports

Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust


Rowan View


L31 1FN

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