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Band 6 Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 313-A-21-96037-CS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
CAMHS YPT and Group Work
£31,365-37,890 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.

Band 6 Occupational Therapist vacancy: CAMHS Young People’s Team and Group Work Service 0.8WTE


Are you passionate about supporting the Mental Health and Wellbeing of young people and their families?

Are you able to work in a proactive, creative and solution focussed way to help young people overcome challenges and achieve their goals?

This is an exciting new position to work across CAMHS Young People’s team and Group Work Service.


The Young People’s team is a specialist mental health team that work with Looked After children, asylum seekers in care, children who are adopted, young people who are involved with the youth offending services and also homeless children and young people. The aims and objectives of the service are to provide a specialist mental health assessment, formulation and intervention service for children and young people deemed to be at high risk of mental health difficulties due to adverse childhood experiences, difficult social circumstances and/ or social disadvantage. The Young people’s team aims to provide fast access to a specialist mental health service with expertise in trauma informed practice.

CAMHS Multi-disciplinary Group Work Service provides therapeutic groups to young people aged 12 years and over as a first line treatment across the CAMHS core Pathways for Anxiety, Depression and Risk.

Occupational Therapy is embedded across team and the post offers excellent opportunities for further development, clinical experience and learning. CAMHS runs monthly CPD events and is committed to further development and opportunities for training and quality improvements in care delivery. Regular Clinical Supervision is provided.

The post holder will require excellent communication skills and previous experience of working in mental health or with young people and families is desirable. 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, their families and support systems.

There may be an occasional requirement to undertake flexible hours such as evening and weekend work. This is to support the CAMHS provision of interventions for families and young people and offer choice for accessing support.

Please feel free to contact Ellisa Fisher, Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist or Andrea Kabi, Group Work Lead on 0116 2952971 for more information.


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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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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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