Occupational Therapist

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
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An opportunity has arisen for a HCPC registered Occupational Therapist to work within the CMHT predominantly based at Heywood, Middleton CMHT. You may be expected to work across the boroughs footprint as part of this role.

The post holder will provide a range of highly skilled interventions that will be delivered on both a group and individual basis and share those skills with other team members.

We are looking for experienced practitioners who enjoy working in a challenging setting with a flexible and dynamic approach to patient care. As this is a developing service, successful applicants will have the opportunity to engage in service design, implementation and evaluation.

The post holder will be highly skilled and competent in conducting OT assessments developing outcome based needs led care plans, facilitating the implementation of the agreed plan of care and evaluating its effectiveness utilising evidence based outcome measures.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will function as part of the MDT to deliver the Interventions required to support individuals under the CMHT and equip them with the skills and confidence to enable them to live a fulfilled and meaningful life. This role is a specific occupational therapy role.

About us

The CMHTs based at Sudden Resource Centre work primarily with working age adults who have a diagnosis of a Serious Mental Illness and / or Complex Mental Health Difficulties. The care pathway includes a holistic assessment of need / risk, formulation and delivery of a care and treatment plan with a focus on recovery and supporting individuals to achieve and maintain their optimal level of functioning

We are an integrated service with Rochdale Borough Council. We are looking for motivated individuals who want to pursue a career within community mental health services. If you demonstrate the trust values, are committed to supporting to achieve the Trust 4 big ambitions and addressing inequalities. we welcome your application.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification to support your application for this post. Please refer to the essential criteria in the person specification which will highlight the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to demonstrate in your application, by way of example, to give yourself the best opportunity to be shortlisted.

Person Specification Education / Qualifications Essential
  • Diploma / Degree in Occupational Therapy.
  • Registered with HCPC
  • Short courses and experience to post graduate diploma level.
  • Willingness to undertake further training relevant to management, leadership and practitioner roles resulting from legislative or service changes, as appropriate.
  • Evidence of post qualification academic achievement in the relevant area for this post.
  • Degree level qualification
  • Training in MOHO
Experience Essential
  • Substantial post registration experience working in a mental health service.
  • Experience in working with people with severe and complex mental health needs
  • Experience of MDT working
  • Experience of working with people in crisis
  • Experience of managing or participating in change
  • Leadership experience
  • Experience of working in a community setting
  • Experience of supervision
  • Crisis Team / HTT experience
Knowledge Essential
  • Extensive knowledge / experience in social inclusion and recovery model of care.
  • Sound understanding of current local and national policies in relation to Mental Health including the Mental Health Act, Risk Assessment and Management processes and CPA processes
  • Good working knowledge of assessment, care planning, implementation and evaluation processes
  • Comprehensive knowledge of mental health conditions and how they impact on an individual's wellbeing and occupational functioning
  • Comprehensive knowledge of broad range of interventions required to support individuals with severe and complex mental health needs
  • Knowledge of MOHO and its' assessment tools.
  • Knowledge of the occupational context of community mental health services and its' application to assessment and treatment
  • Knowledge of Star Recovery Tool
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Ability to manage and prioritise own workload.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a MDT
  • Ability to demonstrate specialist expertise in assessment using MOHO
  • Ability to deliver a range of evidence based interventions on both an individual and group basis
  • Ability to supervise junior staff / students
  • Effective time management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Recording relevant documentation to a professional standard.
  • Ability to communicate with and develop supportive relationships with patients, carers and other professionals
  • Ability to value diversity and respond constructively to discriminatory behaviour.
  • Ability to provide professional expertise in the care of mental health service users.
  • Ability to provide appropriate education and training to peers and assistant as appropriate.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Flexible and adaptable.
  • Interest in engaging in OT service development with the recognised Trust work streams
  • Ability to audit outcomes of assessments and OT service provided.

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