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Band 6 Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 313-A-21-92511-SB

Employer:
Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Department:
Community Learning Disabilities
Location:
Leicestershire
Salary:
£31,365 / £33,176 /£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.


Occupational Therapist Band 6

Full/Part time considered 1.6WTE available

Adult Learning Disability Community Team

An excellent opportunity has arisen for  Band 6 Occupational Therapists to join our established, motivated and forward thinking Occupational Therapy Service.  Therapists are required to work within the Community Teams, providing proactive support to individuals with Learning Disabilities and additional health needs in line with the service’s care pathway working including ASD, PBS, Dementia, Physical Health, Epilepsy, Mental Health, Forensic and Eating and drinking to deliver high standards of care. This post will offer you the opportunity to work within a multidisciplinary team approach, in a variety of settings, providing specific healthcare interventions.

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.

Post requires:

Effective communication and organisational skills are essential; the successful candidates will demonstrate confidence, self-awareness and an enthusiasm to work with this client group showing clear understanding the OT process to deliver high quality assessment and treatment. Opportunities for personal and professional development exist through supervision, support, sharing of best practice and continuing professional development. Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team essential and experience of community working beneficial. To have an understanding of Sensory Integration, Positive Behaviour support, Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities, Dual diagnosis would be also be beneficial.

Benefits:

  • Training – can access a wide variety of training courses through our learning and development team and in-service OT professional development.

  • Regular supervision both clinical and management.

  • Free parking on all the sites.

  • Opportunity to claim mileage for clinical access visits and lease car scheme is available.

  • Yearly appraisals to support progression and leadership skills

Post core hours are between Monday to Friday: 8:15am to 4:15pm

Ability to drive is essential for community working

If you are interested, please email alison.sims@leicspart.nhs.uk or call on 07785778539.

 




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.

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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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