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Occupational Therapist Community Rehabilitation Team

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year Per annum
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you ready for a new challenge? Would you like to work in a new, exciting venture? Are you keen to make a difference to service users within Rehabilitation services? Then the Community Rehabilitation Team is for you!

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to develop the new Community Rehabilitation Team to support service users experiencing complex psychosis. The team will support service users who are ready to step down from inpatient facilities to the community. The aim of the team is to reduce the length of inpatient stay for service users from acute and rehabilitation wards, incorporating least restrictive practice, the NICE guidelines for complex psychosis and the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) national program.

We are looking to recruit a motivated and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join this exciting endeavor.

The team has a strong emphasis on the Recovery Model, working with service users to maximise their independence and autonomy to improve their quality of life.

Your personal development priorities will be shared and supported through our appraisal process.

We will support you in maintaining a work-life balance and can support flexible working. The team will be based at Laurence House on the Birch Hill Hospital site in Rochdale.

The team operates during office hours of Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.

Main duties of the job

To work with service users with complex psychosis within the Community Rehabilitation Team.

To offer support to the multidisciplinary team about the Occupational Therapy principles and to contribute to case formulation.

To work within the Recovery Model, providing specialist OT assessment and interventions for caseload.

To work closely with the Social Inclusion Workers, supporting with goal orientated care plans.

About us

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We're really proud of our #PennineCarePeople and do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.

All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

Job description Job responsibilities

Job Description:
  • To manage a defined clinical caseload, using evidence based and client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate Occupational Therapy interventions in for service users within the Community Rehabilitation Team.
  • To offer guidance and support to the Community Rehabilitation Team members and assist in goal planning for social inclusion workers.
  • To develop skills, knowledge and experience through participation in the Band 5 development group.

Person Specification:
  • Diploma or Degree in Occupational Therapy and registration with the HCPC
  • Documented evidence of continuing professional development

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification attached for support your application.

Person Specification Essential Essential
  • Registration with HCPC
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Experience of MOHO or similar OT Model
  • Experience of working in a mental health setting
  • Supervision skills

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