Mental Health Urgent Care Senior Occupational Therapist

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

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you an enthusiastic, motivated and person-centred Occupational Therapist wanting to make a difference to the lives to individuals in Mental Health Crisis? If so, working with us would be the place for you!

This post holder would have an OT specific caseload, providing functional and cognitive assessments, interventions and care planning for service users and their carers based both at home and also in our new Listening Lounge service with crisis beds. The post holder would play a pivotal in the development of this service, promoting, providing and developing the OT pathway within this setting.

Flexible working options including condensed hours and set working days are an option within this role.

Our service and team are passionate about staff development and well-being, therefore the post holder will be actively encouraged to engage in CPD and professional development opportunities. Peer support and reflection opportunities are also available to OTs working within the directorate.

If you would like to know more about the team and the role, please contact Amy Lawrence (Team Manager), who is an Occupational Therapist herself, on 0161 358 2174 or by emailing

Main duties of the job

  • To provide functional and cognitive Occupational Therapy assessments to service users in the Listening Lounge, the crisis beds and in home environments for the Home-Based Treatment Team (HBT).
  • Deal with complex physical and mental health needs, using evidence based/client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate and record all interventions in line with relevant clinical pathways.
  • To work with service users and their carers/family members on a 1:1 basis or in a group setting.
  • To provide professional advice for junior and support staff, as well as students on placement.
  • To participate in the planning, development and evaluation of the OT pathway within the HBT and Listening Lounge/Hollybank services.
  • To regularly supervise Occupational Therapy students on fieldwork placement.

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

Please see attached Job description and Person Specification for details.

Staff Nurse
  • 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
  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Practice Educator Qualification/Training
Experience Essential
  • Experience of post registration experience as an Occupational Therapist, including demonstrable experience working in mental health
  • Experience of planning and delivering 1:1 and group interventions
  • Experience of MDT Working
  • Experience of working in rehabilitation services
  • Experience of managing/supervising staff
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge and use of evidence based assessment tools and interventions with people with severe and enduring mental illness
  • Comprehensive knowledge and application of OT models, assessment and interventions relevant to service user group

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