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Perinatal Occupational Therapist

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Greater Manchester
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pro rata, per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Perinatal Care
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Specialist Perinatal Service is a passionate, dynamic and committed team and as part of our expansion plans, we are looking to recruit three occupational therapists.

We have bases in South Manchester, Prestwich and Crumpsall and work across all ten boroughs across Greater Manchester to provide excellent care to women, people and families with children

We are one of the largest Specialist Perinatal Team in the country and pride ourselves on the expertise and compassion of our staff.

Our team works with small caseloads of women and people who are pregnant or in the post-natal period experiencing mental health difficulties, at this important time in their lives.This is a rewarding and varied role working with our colleagues across the Perinatal Pathway, including maternity, health visiting, IAPT and Infant mental health.

Main duties of the job

Work as an Occupational Therapist in the Specialist Perinatal Service, within one of three clusters covering Greater Manchester. Providing an efficiently administered and professionally competent occupational therapy service for people who use the Specialist Perinatal Service.

Manage a caseload of women in the perinatal period with complex, severe and enduring mental health needs, offering occupational therapy interventions where mental health problems have a marked impact on their occupational functioning and who have complex occupational needs.

Offer specialist occupational therapy assessments and interventions to a case load of clients of complex needs. Assessments and interventions will identify barriers and support clients to achieving functional goals.

Provide occupational therapy advice to the multi-disciplinary team.

Contribute to the planning, development, provision and evaluation of the Occupational Therapy Service within the Specialist Perinatal Service as well as contributing to audit, standard setting, research, and development.

Provide professional supervision of students as well as training to students, staff colleagues and other agencies.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) is one of the leading mental health trusts in the UK.Serving a population of 1.2million people, across one of the most exciting and affordable cities in Europe, GMMH provides community and inpatient mental health care, alongside prison in reach, substance misuse services, a specialist centre for mental health and deafness and inpatient perinatal mental health care.The Trust employs around 5700 people, who make a difference across 130 locations. Staff at GMMH work to improve lives with a culture based on five core values:o We are caring and compassionateo We inspire hopeo We work togethero We value and respecto We are open and honestGMMH is one of the most active research trusts in the UK, with one of the highest levels of recruitment to clinical trials for mental health.We have been rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commission. Our substance misuse services and leadership were rated as 'Outstanding'

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification

Staff benefits
  • 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 Education and Qualifications Essential
  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy.
  • Fieldwork educator's qualification within 1 year of appointment.
  • Post registration training relevant in mental health.
  • AMPS Training.
  • Model of Human Occupation training.
Experience Essential
  • A demonstrable experience working as a qualified Occupational Therapist, including experience working in mental health.
  • Experience providing occupational therapy in a mental health setting.
  • Experience of working with perinatal mental health clients.
  • Experience of working in a community setting.
Skills and abilities Essential
  • Be able to provide robust packages of care to service users in liaison with multiple stakeholders to safely manage mental health and risk management needs.
  • Can work on own initiative and plan workload effectively responding to changing priorities.
  • Can demonstrate involvement in in and contribution to implementation of change in response to service need.

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