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CMHT Occupational Therapist

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,503 a year per annum
Closing date
25 Mar 2023
band 6 Community Occupational Therapy Post

Do you have a passion for working with older people? Are you committed to working with services users in their own homes, promoting skills, confidence, independence and an enhanced quality of life? Do you enjoy developing the Occupational Therapy role and service?

If so, you could be the ideal candidate for the Band 6 Community Occupational Therapist post. You will be based with the Community Mental Health Team at The Meadows in Stockport. You will be providing specific Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions to older people with functional and organic illnesses. You will be encouraged to develop your skills and interventions using evidence based practise. We have links with community resources such as Age UK andleisure services which you will also be involved in building on.

In return, we can offer you the support of friendly and dynamic therapy colleagues, a valued role in the CMHT and training opportunities.

Main duties of the job

To carry out assessment and treatment.

To plan, conduct and participate in various treatment sessions in response to assessment and need.

To provide clinical and other support to multidisciplinary team.

To carry out 1:1 work and when required group sessions.

To develop and maintain community links to increase social inclusion and community integration.

To work with the ward patients and follow them up in the community.

About us

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and the community across the 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 #PennineCare People 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

Please see attached job description and person specification to support your application for this post. Please refer to the essential criteria in the person specification which will highlight the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to demonstrate in your application.

Person Specification Education and Qualifications Essential
  • Must hold a diploma or degree in Occupational Therapy and be registered with HCPC.
  • Evidence of post qualification experience and continuing professional development to post graduate diploma level.
  • Willingness to undertake further training relevant to the role resulting from legislative or service changes, as appropriate.
Experience Essential
  • Post registration experience working in a mental health service.
  • Experience in working with people with complex mental health needs
  • Experience of MDT working
  • Experience of working in a community setting
  • Experience of managing a caseload
  • Experience of working with older people
  • Experience of supervising students
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of MOHO and other relevant assessment tools.
  • Extensive knowledge / experience in social inclusion and recovery model of care.
  • Understanding of current local and national policies in relation to Mental Health including the Mental Health Act, Risk Assessment and Management processes and CPA processes
  • Good working knowledge of assessment, care planning,
  • Comprehensive knowledge of mental health conditions and how they impact on an individual's wellbeing and occupational functioning.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of broad range of interventions required to support individuals with severe and complex mental health needs.
  • Experience of undertaking cognitive assessment.
Skills Essential
  • Ability to act as care coordinator for a caseload of clients.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a MDT.
  • Ability to manage and prioritise own workload.
  • Ability to deliver a range of evidence based interventions on an individual basis
  • Ability to supervise junior staff/students
  • Effective time management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Recording relevant documentation to a professional standard.
  • Ability to communicate with and develop supportive relationships with patients, carers and other professionals
  • Ability to value diversity and respond constructively to discriminatory behaviour.
  • Ability to provide professional expertise in the care of mental health service users.
  • Ability to provide appropriate
  • Interest in engaging in OT service development with the recognised Trust work streams
  • Ability to audit outcomes of assessments and OT service provided.
  • Interest in developing the OT role in older peoples services
  • Interest in engaging in OT service development with the recognised Trust work streams
  • Ability to audit outcomes of assessments and OT service provided.
  • Ability to audit outcomes of assessments and OT service provided.
  • Ability to audit outcomes of assessments and OT service provided.

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