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Band 3 Occupational Therapy assistant

Job Reference: 313-A-21-104910-SF

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
CMHT across LLR

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 (OTA)

Community Mental Health

Full and part time posts available (22.5, 30, 37.5 hrs pw)

The Occupational Therapy service across community mental health is expanding. We have a range of full or part time Occupational Therapy Assistant posts available in different locations across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

The post holders will assist the occupational therapists in the delivery of treatment interventions in a wide range of local community settings including in patients own homes. Interventions may be delivered individually or as part of group work.

The post holder will need a relevant qualification in health care or have relevant experience in delivering health care. Successful candidates will have knowledge of mental health conditions as well as an understanding of the role of occupational therapy in the development of a person’s health and wellbeing.

The OT service is delivered as part of a multi-disciplinary team and post holders will be working alongside other mental health professionals in order to deliver integrated care. The successful candidates will be working under the supervision of a qualified occupational therapist.

The service provides a range of training and career development opportunities. Currently occupational therapy engages with the L6 Occupational therapy apprentice scheme.

For further information please contact Emma Elliot CMHT OT Teams Lead 07637405285 or Paul Cooke, Professional and Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist, Adult Mental Health (AMH)

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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