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Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Senior Occupational Therapist

Job Type

Permanent

Region

North West

Salary

Location

£33,706 - £40,588

Posted Date

27 October 2022

Manchester

Closing Date

31 October 2022

An exciting opportunity is available to work within the Adult Forensic Secure Mental Health setting, providing a quality service to service users who are deemed to have complex and challenging mental health needs.

The Occupational Therapy service has a wide range of resources that support the patient journey towards discharge. These include a dedicated skills and education centre, a fully equipped gymnasium and sports hall and access to the unit Recovery Academy.

We are a large team who work collaboratively. The team comprises of, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Technical Instructors, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Sports and Recreation Coordinators, an Education Teacher and a Substance Misuse Practitioner.

The post enables the opportunity to develop both clinical and leadership skills with many opportunities to expand abilities and knowledge.

The post holder will provide clinical, professional and managerial leadership for junior staff within the service and be a positive role model.

The post holder will also be linked to a multi-disciplinary team and will manage a defined specialist caseload using evidence based/client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions and maintain records of all these interventions.

The department is committed to staff wellbeing and progression. Regular supervision, the appraisal process and continuing professional development opportunities are established and welcomed

Main duties of the job

To manage a defined specialist caseload using evidence based/client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions and maintain records of all these interventions.

To provide clinical, professional and managerial leadership for junior staff within the service and be a positive role model

To work within a secure mental health setting providing a service to service users who are deemed to have complex and challenging needs.

To work proactively as a senior member of the occupational therapy team promoting the profession and working on specific service developments as delegated by the Head of Occupational Therapy

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

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
Application form and interview
Essential criteria

- Post registration experience within Mental Health services

Desirable criteria

- Completion of Student Placement Educator training
- Experience of working within Secure Services
- Provision of Line Management
- Facilitation of group interventions

Application form and interview
Essential criteria

- Occupational Therapy Degree

Application form and interview
Essential criteria

- Experience of providing supervision

Important Information about working for GMMH:

All positions within the Trust are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, for further information on the checks required please visit the NHS Employers website www..nhsemployers.org

Applicants are encouraged to apply for posts at Greater Manchester Mental Health who have direct experience of mental health, learning disability or drug and alcohol services either as a service user or a carer.

**If you do not hold a current competency based qualification and or the Care Certificate, you will be expected to complete an appropriate Apprenticeship in Healthcare with GMMH.**

The Trust is also committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are aspiring to ensure our workforce is representative of the diverse communities that we serve, and we are strongly committed to removing barriers to employment for candidates from under-represented groups, for example BAME, Disabled and LGBT+ communities. If you would like to have an informal chat about the recruitment process for this role or would value some additional support, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact Denise Gleave, Recruitment & Retention Advisor 0161 358 1448 or email denise.gleave@gmmh.nhs.uk

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