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Occupational Therapist

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum per rota
Closing date
1 Oct 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Join one of our dynamic, committed and supportive integrated, multi-disciplinary Community Mental Health Teams in the Vibrant City of Manchester.

An opportunity has arisen to work in one of our busy, multicultural community mental health teams. The CMHTs are multidisciplinary teams, comprising of nurses, occupational therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, employment specialists and peer support workers. The teams are supported by good administrative systems and offers excellent working environments. The teams have good links with local statutory and non-statutory services. All the CMHTs work closely with our colleagues in Urgent care and the Inpatient Wards across GMMH.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will participate in the shared caseload of one of the Trust's multidisciplinary Community Mental Health Teams. The post holder will undertake needs assessments and contribute to the risk assessment of service users referred to the Team, who may have either time-limited mental health disorders or severe and enduring conditions. They will act as a care co-ordinator for service users who require Occupational Therapy. They will develop and negotiate care plans with service users, families/carers and other professionals and agencies, ensuring access to the appropriate interventions and opportunities, with the aim of promoting social inclusion and recovery.

The post holder will carry out evidence based occupational assessments and write up reports of a high standard, which highlight how biological sociological and psychological factors interact to create obstacles to the satisfactory participation of an individual service user in valued social roles.

From the case formulation the post holder will make recommendations to and access support from appropriate professionals and agencies, or deliver Occupational Therapy interventions with the aim of gaining or restoring a balance of meaningful roles for the individual. Where cases are complex the post holder will accept support from their clinical supervisor, and other senior Trust OT staff in the analysis and case formulation for the service user.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description Job responsibilities

See attached detailed job description and person specification:

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 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 Qualifications Essential
  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy
Experience Essential
  • Experience of post registration experience as an Occupational Therapist, including demonstrable experience working in mental health
  • Experience of working in a CMHT setting
  • Experience of managing/supervising staff
Knowledge and Experience Essential
  • Knowledge and use of evidence based assessment tools and interventions with people with severe and enduring mental illness

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