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Children and Young People's Occupational Therapist

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum( Pro Rata)
Closing date
1 Aug 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking an enthusiastic, skilled and well-motivated person to work as an OT in our well-established team. The team consists of 17 staff members and has two bases, one at Baguley and one at Gorton.

This in an excellent opportunity and you will gain experience running motor skills clinics, supporting splinting clinics and CPIP clinics run jointly with our physiotherapy colleagues. You will deliver training and 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 responsible for managing a caseload of complex cases with support from Band 7 therapist. You will be involved in service development, supervision and support junior staff and students. Casework will include using a variety of assessments and intervention with opportunities to use our suspended sensory equipment.

We provide you with regular clinical supervision and CPD opportunities. Staff members are encouraged to attend post graduate training and work on service development projects. We offer a comprehensive induction programme, 1-1's and annual appraisals.

3 years post qualification experience is essential with one year of this working with children and young people. Evidence of post graduate learning relevant to paediatric OT is desired.

Car owner/driver, full UK driving license and a valid work permit is essential.

This post is subject to full Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced check.

Main duties of the job

To provide a specialist children & young people's community Occupational Therapy Service for children with health, educational and social needs.

To assess the functional, psychological, social and educational needs of children & young people referred. This includes those with chronic and terminal illnesses, mental health and learning disabilities at home and in the nursery/school environment.

To provide a comprehensive Occupational Therapy service to complex cases developing effective treatment plans ensuring their implementation to reduce the impact of disability to the child & young person's daily life.

To work as an autonomous practitioner managing a caseload of complex cases. Using evidence-based practice, specialist knowledge from theoretical and practical experience and a high level of problem solving and reasoning skills in doing this.

To provide professional advice on Occupational Therapy issues to a wide range of agencies and carers involved in the provision of services to children & young people e.g. education and social care.

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.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Bsc honours in Occupational Therapy
  • Car owner and full UK driving license



  • HCPC registered


  • 3 years post graduate experience with at least one year in paediatrics

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Baguley Clinic

Hall Lane


M23 1NA

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