£33,000 per annum pro rata


Job Reference

Contract Type

Closing Date
02 October, 2020

Job Category

Business Unit
Mental Health

Manchester, United Kingdom

Date posted
15 September, 2020

Contract Details

Working Hours
3 days per week, 22.5 hours

Job Introduction

Douglas House provides a rehabilitation and Recovery service and enables people to live as independently as possible by improving health, both Mental and Physical to provide a better quality of life. The ‘recovery model’ which includes psychosocial interventions are all evidence based treatments and interventions.

Douglas House is looking for a part time OT to work 3 days a week and also to combine with a therapy lead role across two hospitals to coordinate and facilitate a quality rehabilitation programme in line with best practice within the therapy service. You will be based working alongside the therapy team that consists of an assistant psychologist and art therapist to deliver the therapy programme.

Role Responsibility


We aspire to work in true partnership with our service users and encourage everyone to reach their full potential, whilst working to maintain their optimum level of independence towards a safe discharge into the community. Ultimately our aim is to maintain daily living skills alongside psycho-social interventions necessary to equip people to live more independently in the community with confidence.

Working alongside a professional experienced recovery team, you will develop therapeutic relationships with service users, completing necessary OT assessments and help them to develop appropriate skills for independent living. Douglas House is a service that gets great results for its service users, and has a friendly, caring and inclusive team.


Once a month you will be committed to individual line management supervision of all therapy staff. In addition you will asked to chair therapy meetings every 2 months with peers enabling to evaluate and develop unit programmes to ensure individual programmes meet the individual patient’s needs. Alongside this you will be expected to keep up to date with evidence best practice and promote a culture of ongoing best practice in line with NICE guidelines, ensuring the highest possible standards of quality and care in service delivery. You will become an integral part of the MDT to encourage a culture of continuous improvement and mutual cooperation in the delivery of the service undertaking audits of the therapy service and also be a student educator.

The Ideal Candidate

If you are someone who understands the importance of recovery and are passionate about seeing people achieve their best, then we want to hear from you. We need you to be an experienced qualified OT with an understanding of recovery models/approaches and a good understanding of mental health issues and the way in which they are managed.

You will be fully engaged in a range of activities, acting as a professional role model, you will also take part in clinical supervision. You will be line manager for the staff in the service, and have experience of managing staff.

In return for your hard work, dedication and commitment, we can offer the opportunity to grow, learn and develop as a practitioner in an environment that is focused on recovery and collaborative MDT working. You will add to your Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and also will also access Clinical Supervision for OT through Turning Point free of charge.

About us

As a leading health and social care provider with more than 300 locations across England, we take real pride in the services we offer.

Across the varied regions, sectors and settings we operate within, our organisation is held together by a shared vision – and our people are connected by the same values. These include belief in potential, confidence in communication, embracing positive change and always treating each other as individuals.

We run all of our services on a not-for-profit basis; instead, we invest every penny back into our services and people. We never stop believing in change for the better, and we work constantly to improve the lives of the people we support.

Our people bring our vision to life. So, if you are enthusiastic, motivated and committed to support others to fulfilling their potential, here at Turning Point, we don't just offer you a job – we offer you a career.

What Benefits Will I Receive?

Of course, we know it's not about the money. But that doesn't mean we don't reward our people for their invaluable work with a benefits package that includes:

  • Comprehensive opportunities to learn and develop, with silver accreditation from Investors in People
  • 31 days paid holiday a year, increasing with each year of service up to 33 days. Plus the option to purchase additional holidays
  • Flexible benefit options including cycle to work schemes and season ticket loans
  • Competitive pension and life assurance schemes
  • Employee assistance programme and access to online health and wellbeing support
  • Flexible working patterns to support work-life balance
  • Access to a wide range of discounts, including cinema tickets, grocery and high-street shopping and gym memberships

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closing date.

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