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Band 5 Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 313-A-21-91202-CS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Mental Health Services
£24,907 - £30,615 pa

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.

We are looking for enthusiastic Band 5 Occupational Therapist to join our team to work on our Inpatient Mental Health Rehabilitation Wards!

As a Band 5 Occupational Therapist you will be well supported by a senior Band 6 Occupational Therapist on a daily basis, as well as supported within your role by the Band 3 Therapy Staff.

The remit of the team is to provide a range of occupational focused therapeutic interventions to support the patient journey of recovery from admission through to discharge.

The successful candidate will be confident in applying evidence based models of occupational therapy that focus on maintaining and restoring functional ability and occupational participation. You will have strong engagement and motivational skills and be flexible in working with service users with complex mental health needs during their acute and recovery phases of illness.

An important part of your role will be in undertaking ADL assessments to provide recommendations for safe discharge. The team is supported by therapeutic liaison workers in delivering a diverse therapeutic group programme and 1:1 interventions both on and off the ward and in the community. You will be joining a large progressive and supportive OT team and have strong links with the Multidisciplinary team.

An important part of your role will be in undertaking the Occupational Therapy Process using an Occupational Therapy Model completing an Initial Assessment, Functional, Physical, Cognitive Assessments & Interventions and Discharge Planning

Effective written and verbal communication skills are essential

Regular clinical and professional supervision will be provided.

You will predominantly work Monday – Friday 8.30- 4.30 with occasional evening and weekend shift working as required.

Could you be our latest member of the team?

For further information please contact:-

Sarah Berrington - Occupational Therapy Team Leader at or Mobile number: 07795353726

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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