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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/05/2022.

Band 6 Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 313-A-22-118918-KW

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
£32,306 - £39,027

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 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Occupational Therapist to join our large innovative community-based team working across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

The Children’s Occupational Therapy Service seeks to provide a high-quality service to children young people and their families in their home, nurseries and schools. We have developed pathways within Early Years, Complex Disability and Physical disability, and specialist interests in eating and drinking difficulties, palliative care, neuromuscular conditions, hemiplegia and splinting and have the support of a Clinical Professional Lead.

You will have an Occupational Therapy qualification and HPC registration and will need to demonstrate flexibility and initiative, to work as part of a Multidisciplinary and Multi Agency Team. You will need to be able to manage your time effectively and will be required to manage a designated caseload with support.

You will gain support and supervision to continue to develop your Occupational Therapy skills with children and young people. You will be responsible for supervision and support of support staff and students. We encourage continuous professional development through both internal and external training as part of the Personal Development Plan process.

You need to be able to demonstrate an understanding of working in a community setting, the complexities of working within a family and a multidisciplinary multiagency environment, be familiar with children’s equipment and their use and be willing to be trained in the delivery of several assessment tools and interventions used by Occupational Therapists in community children’s services.

Car owner/driver essential as it is unlikely that public transport will meet the needs of this job.

Full time (part time considered minimum 22.5 hours)

For further information or an informal visit please contact Kirsty Gosling, Family Service Manager or Becky Pope Clinical Lead for Children’s Occupational Therapy on 0116 295 2495.


Agile Working

We recognise the need to develop modern working practices to enable employees to maximise their performance and productivity whilst maintaining a good work life balance. To this aim the Trust has adopted an Agile working methodology as outlined within the Trust Agile working Policy.

The post advertised falls under the Trust’s Agile working methodology, so if successful you will be appointed as an Agile Worker and will need to work to the Trusts Agile working policy. Talk to the recruiting manager about what this means in practice for you


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

For rostered areas, 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 new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed 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.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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