Wigan Living Well - Occupational Therapist

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Wigan & Leigh
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Oct 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated registered Occupational Therapist to work in a new community mental health service in Wigan called Living Well (LW). The Living WellService will enable timely access to mental health services when people need it most andprovide support for people who might not traditionally meet the threshold or criteria of existingmental health services. The team will be multidisciplinary and will include third sectororganizations. We will also be supporting several peer mentor roles within the team.

The Wigan Living Well Service will be compassionately led, trauma informed, and recoveryfocused. Living Well has co-produced key values and principles that all staff and peers share.As a result, our model is humanistic and person-centred. Our core values are based oncreating open, honest, safe spaces and conversations where all people's strengths are valued.

Main duties of the job

In this role you will carry out evidence based occupational therapy assessments and write upreports to a high standard, which highlight how biological, sociological, and psychologicalfactors interact to create obstacles to the satisfactory participation of an individual person in valued occupational and social roles. You will develop shared plans and makerecommendations to/access support from appropriate professionals and agencies or deliveroccupational therapy interventions with the aim of gaining or restoring a balance of meaningfulroles for the individual. You will also undertake initial conversation / assessments of people as part of the LW duty system in accordance with agreed operational procedures.

You will be supported by members of the leadership team including a team leader, operationalprogramme manager and clinical lead. CPD opportunities are available and personalinterests/skills will be supported to develop and grow.

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 Education & Qualifications Essential
  • Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Registration with the HCPC
  • Practice Placement Educators qualification or commitment to complete this within 1 year of appointment.
  • AMPS or MOHO training
Experience Essential
  • Experience of completing OT assessments/formulations, and evidence-based interventions in a mental health setting.
  • Experience of completing mental health risk assessment/management plans in a mental health setting.
  • Evidence of continuing CPD as recommended by a professional registration body.
  • Experience of working as part of an MDT and communicating effectively verbally and in writing
  • Experience of working in community mental health services.
  • Experience of delivering training.
  • Experience of supervising others.
Knowledge & Skills Essential
  • Knowledge of social inclusion and recovery models.
  • Knowledge of evidence based OT assessments/interventions in mental health
  • Knowledge of the MH needs of people who use community services
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports.
  • Ability to plan and implement OT interventions based on assessment/formulation
  • Knowledge of the community transformation agenda
  • Knowledge of the trauma informed care agenda

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