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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/10/2021.

Band 3 Occupational Therapy Assistant

Job Reference: 313-A-21-104086-SB

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Inpatients: The Beacon
Leicester, Leicestershire
£20,330- £21,777

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 Therapy Assistant: 9 months fixed term position: full-time hours

We have an exciting secondment opportunity for someone to join us at the newly purpose built, adolescent Inpatient unit, the Beacon.

Our specialised acute psychiatric inpatient facility offers assessment and treatment for children and adolescents aged between 13 – 18 years of age who present with psychiatric, emotional and/or associated behavioural issues requiring assessment and treatment within a safe environment. Care is provided by a multi-disciplinary team of qualified nurses, health care support workers, occupational therapists, psychologists and medical input from consultant psychiatrist

The secondment is for 9 months duration to work as an Occupational Therapy assistant supporting the delivery of Occupational Therapy assessment and interventions both on a 1:1 and group basis. The successful candidate will be supported by the Qualified Occupational Therapist and the Multi-disciplinary team and work will be delegated and supervised by the Occupational Therapist.

Occupational therapy is a challenging and dynamic profession which makes a valuable difference in people's lives. The role is creative and rewarding Occupational therapy improves the health and wellbeing of people through enabling participation in daily life which is made up of many occupations (or activities).

Occupations can include:

  • self-care (e.g. getting dressed, eating a meal)
  • being productive (e.g. participating in school, going to work)
  • leisure (e.g. socialising with friends, belonging to a group, participating in hobbies)


Continuing Professional development opportunities and regular supervision are provided and links to the wider Occupational Therapy teams via monthly business meetings.

For more information contact Ellisa Fisher, Lead Occupational Therapist on 01162952971/ 07827 311111

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

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information about applying and working for us are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

It is a statutory requirement for roles that involve work in care homes that staff are up to date with their Covid vaccination status to be able to work in that environment, unless the person has a valid medical exemption. Where a role requires this, they will need to demonstrate that they meet this requirement during the recruitment process.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

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

For all substantive roles the appointment of new staff (excluding medical staff) is subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. 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.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview over other candidates who apply for posts.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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