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Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Occupational Therapist

Job Type

Permanent

Region

North West

Salary

Location

£27,055 - £32,934

Posted Date

12 January 2023

Wigan

Closing Date

16 January 2023

We have an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join our Community Therapies Hub.

You will be compassionate and be able to communicate effectively, using a non-judgemental and motivational approach, and be successful in demonstrating the Trust values and 6 C’s (care, compassion, commitment, courage, communication and competence). 

Regular supervision and support will be provided by Senior Occupational Therapist with access to the wider professional OT rehabilitation forum to share skills, CPD and access further opportunities for training and development. You may have experience as an Occupational Therapist, or be newly qualified and looking for a post who can offer preceptorship.

You will work using the Model of Human Occupation to offer assessments and interventions to service user with severe and enduring mental health needs.

Main duties of the job

The successful individual will work within a multi-professional MDT to assess and deliver evidence based Occupational Therapy interventions that facilitate recovery, and enable service users to fulfil their optimum level of personal, social and occupational functioning. The post holder will be responsible for completing occupationally focussed assessments and planning and facilitating group sessions. You will primarily work in community or home environments and will be part of a well established and supportive Occupational Therapy Team

To be successful in this role you will need good communication skills, be flexible, organised and highly motivated. You will need the ability to build effective working relationships and be able to demonstrate a commitment to client-centred, non-discriminatory practice.

Working for our organisation

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over 6,400 members of staff, who deliver services from more than 160 locations.

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.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification

Staff benefits

- 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
Essential criteria

- Degree in Occupational Therapy

Desirable criteria

- Additional qualifications / skills relevant to role.

Experience
Essential criteria

- Worked in Mental Health Settings / adults
- team member / MDT working
- Experience of working with persons within the appropriate care setting and their carers

Desirable criteria

- Experience in goal setting / recovery
- Experience of use of Model of Human Occupation

skills
Essential criteria

- Ability to work autonomously, set own priorities and manage time effectively
- Able to communicate and engage with Service Users
- Able to communicate and engage with Service Users. Able to demonstrate written and oral communication skills including he ability to complete detailed assessments and reports
- Able to deal with sensitive issues with tact and diplomacy
- Ability to develop effective interpersonal relationships with colleagues in the health care setting
- Ability to work alone in a range of community environment .
- Able to reflect and critically appraise own performance and progress.

Desirable criteria

- Awareness of limitations and boundary setting
- Able to supervision and support staff / students

knowledge
Essential criteria

- Knowledge of Model of Human Occupation and its application within mental health settings
- Understand the nature of mental health conditions and how this can impact on function and recovery
Awareness of 6 C’s

Desirable criteria

- Basic knowledge of mental health act, other relevant legislation and current mental health issues.
- Ability to demonstrate a knowledge of risk and risk management.
- Ability to demonstrate awareness of recovery model and social inclusion principles within OT practice
- Awareness of Safeguarding children/ vulnerable adults guidelines

other
Essential criteria

- Demonstrate a commitment to respecting and displaying the Trust Values at all times
- Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude to service users, carers and other staff
- Commitment to service development
- Commitment to effective team work
- Flexible approach to working.
- Commitment to lifelong learning, with evidence of CPD – following RCOT standards

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