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Band 6 Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 313-A-20-89565-NS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Occupational Therapy
£31,365, £33,176, £33,779, £37,890

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Band 6 Occupational Therapist

Permanent Post- Community County Team (WTE 0.74, 28 hours)

Location: Learning Disability Community Team County East.

Working Pattern:Mon-Fri 9-5, part time hours to be negotiated according to service and applicant’s needs.

The Role:

This post is to cover the County east geographical area though at times maybe required to support service demands across the wider LD community service. Applicants will be dynamic, motivated and adaptable with a passion for sharing good practice. Applicants will work autonomously to deliver OT assessment and treatment to the health needs of patients with LD within a MDT format through pathway working.

The OT service sees patients in a variety of settings including their own homes, care/residential homes, day services and colleges. Successful applicants will link and be supported by the wider LD OT community team across Leicester Leicestershire and Rutland which comprises of Band 5, Band 6’s a Band 3 OT assistant Band 7 across the city and county and Band 8a Clinical and Professional Lead.

It is an exciting time within the LD service with the reviewing and developing of the pathways, ASD, PBS, Dementia, Physical Health, Epilepsy, Mental Health, Forensic and Eating and drinking as a key element of the Quality Improvement Plan to improve patient care and deliver high standards of practice.

Post requires:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Clear understanding of the OT process to deliver high quality assessment and treatment
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team
  • Will need to use car at work to complete clinical visits Learning Disability experience would be beneficial
  • To have an understanding of Sensory Integration, Positive Behaviour support, Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities, Dual diagnosis would be beneficial
  • Experience of community working would be beneficial

The Team:

Successful applicants will link and be supported by the wider LD OT community team across Leicester Leicestershire and Rutland which comprises of Band 5, Band 6’s a Band 3 OT assistant Band 7 across the city and county and Band 8a Clinical and Professional Lead.

Although we are a small team covering across city and county we ensure we come together regularly to support each other.

The OT’s form part of the wider MDT for each community area covering City, East and West in the locality bases working with LD Nurses, Physio’s, SALTs, Psychiatrists and Psychology.

Small but supportive team highly motivated to deliver high standards of care for our patients and share skills and knowledge across the teams.


Training – can access a wide variety of training courses through our learning and development team and in-service OT professional development. Free parking on all the sites. Opportunity to claim mileage for clinical access visits and lease car scheme is available.

For further information please contact Kathryn Dixon Team Leader Occupational Therapist 0116 295 4545 and Katherine Tansey Team Leader Occupational Therapist 07901866164.

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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