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Community Occupational Therapist - Adult Learning Disability

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
323 Stretford Road
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic dedicated registered Occupational Therapist to join our friendly and supportive team within the Community Learning Disability Service (CALDs).

The CALDS is part of the Manchester Local Care Organisation (MLCO).You will join a nurturing, experienced citywide team, working alongside Speech and Language Therapists, Psychologists, Physiotherapists and Learning Disability Nurses. We are an integrated team and work closely with our social care colleagues.

We welcome applications from Occupational Therapists with experience in community working with a desire to develop a rewarding career. We will support you with specialist and bespoke training to reach your potential and excel in your chosen career path. Experience in equipment and adaptation, skill development, and supporting people to engage in meaningful occupation is also essential.

The diversity of presentations of the people we support within our service applicants must have excellent communication and listening skills to provide a service to people with complex health and sensory needs who have varying levels of verbal communication and understanding.

You will receive 1:1 clinical support, professional development and guidance from our experienced Locality Lead and the citywide Professional Lead for Occupational Therapy. Additional support is provided by the CALDS Health Service Manager. You will be responsible for the supervision of junior members of staff and students.

Main duties of the job

Make a proactive difference to people with learning disabilities in Manchester.

Work as part of a multidisciplinary health and social care CALDS toprovide a specialist occupational therapy service to adults with significantlearning disabilities.

Use specialist knowledge, skills and experience, using evidence based and person centred principles to assess and manage own caseload.

Work as part of a city wide occupational therapy service to benefit.

Contribute to the planning, delivery and evaluation of professional and service developments.

Be pro-active in the development and provision of multi-professional training to the MLDP and the independent sector and other agencies.

Undertake professional educators course and offer practice placements accordingly.

Deputise where necessary for the locality lead occupational therapist.

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

Application Screening


  • Degree in OT
  • HCPC Registration
  • Experience of working within the community
  • Ability to manage own caseload
  • Experience of MDT working
  • Experience and knowledge of safeguarding principles


  • Knowledge of sensory processing principles
  • Sensory Integration Level 1 Qualification
  • Experience of working with people with LD
  • Supervision of students and junior staff
  • Experience of assessing for equipment, aids and adaptations

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Community Adult Learning Disability Service

Hulme District Office

323 Stretford Road

M15 4UW

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