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Senior Occupational Therapist - Care Coordinator

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 Senior Occupational Therapist to join our Older Adults Community Mental Health Team based in Sale at Crossgate House, which provides a peripatetic service to people living across the borough of Trafford. The Older Adults Community Mental Health Team in Trafford is an integrated health and social care service and strives to provide quality recovery-based support to people with organic and functional mental health problems. Under the line management and clinical supervision from within the team, the post holder will maintain and co-ordinate timely and appropriate interventions for a caseload of service users living in the community within the framework of CPA, in line with relevant clinical pathways as outlined within the Older Adults CMHT operational procedure. This includes respecting the individuality, values, culture and religious diversity of clients and colleagues and thus contributing to the provision of a service sensitive to these needs. The role involves some out of hours work across 7 days 9am-5pm

Main duties of the job
Job Summary/Purpose
  • To manage a defined caseload of clients within the Older Adults Community Mental Health Team with complex physical and mental health needs in the community, using evidence based/client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions and record all interventions, and in line with relevant clinical pathway (functional or dementia) as outlined within the OACMHT operational procedure
  • To provide professional advice for junior staff and support staff.
  • To participate in the planning, development and evaluation of the OACMHT service with the designated team, holding responsibility for defined projects.
  • To regularly supervise Occupational Therapy students on fieldwork placement.
  • To abide by the College of Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and the College of Occupational Therapy Professional Standards for OT Practice.
  • To participate in the duty assessment rota operated by the Older Adult Community Mental Health Team

About us

Working within the Older Adults Community Mental Health Team in Trafford, the successful candidate will be based in a multi-disciplinary team managed by Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and will work alongside colleagues from nursing, social work and medical backgrounds. The successful candidate will be a skilled and reflective practitioner with demonstrable experience of working with people with an organic or functional mental health diagnosis within a community setting.

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 and Qulaifications Essential
  • Education / Qualifications oDiploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Education / Qualifications oPost registration training relevant to mental health
  • Education / Qualifications oPost registration qualification in a clinically orientated area
Experience Essential
  • Experience - oExperience of working with clients with a range of physical health problems, including provision of equipment and minor aids
  • Experience - oSignificant experience of working in a range of mental health settings
Knowledge and skills Essential
  • oComprehensive knowledge and application of OT models, assessment and interventions relevant to client group.
  • oExtensive clinical experience including individual and group work.
  • oKnowledge and application of standardised mental health assessments, outcome measures and specialist tools
  • oAbility to work autonomously and set own priorities in a demanding environment
  • oAbility to organise and respond to complex, sensitive and contentious information.
  • oTraining and presentation skills

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