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Occupational Therapist

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per annum pro rota
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Full Time
The post holder will participate in the shared caseload of one of the Trust's multidisciplinary Community Mental Health Teams in Later Life Services. 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.

The post holder will also undertake Duty Triage and Duty Assessor roles.

Main duties of the job

  • Accept occupational therapy (OT) referrals and provide OT to clients of the CMHT.
  • Be aware of and practice within the relevant legislative clinical guidelines issued by local and national statutory bodies and be legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of work.
  • Select and undertake appropriate Occupational Therapy assessments appropriate to the needs and presentation of the client and which explore the biological, psychological and social factors known to impact on performance.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge and understanding of psychology, sociology physical science and of the effects of disability on function to assess and develop a case formulation describing an individual's strengths and obstacles to occupational performance.
  • Contribute to the diagnosis and team formulation of clients.
  • Identify client goals collaboratively, and plan and implement evidence based interventions to use strengths and overcome obstacles to goal attainment aimed at recovering socially valued roles and social inclusion. Carry out interventions in environments most suitable to the therapy and the aim of social inclusion

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 the city of Manchester, Salford, Trafford, Bolton 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
  • Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Has Later Life and Community Experience
Knowledge Essential
Skills Essential
  • Demonstrates current skills and knowledge
  • Has transferable skills

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