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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/05/2022.

Band 6 Specialist Occupational Therapist - Community Mental Health

Job Reference: 313-A-22-119234-KW

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Occupational Therapy
Leicester, Leicestershire & 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 up to 3.0 whole time equivalent (WTE) experienced Specialist Occupational Therapists to join our community mental health occupational therapy team working across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR).

We are currently remodelling our workforce to enhance occupational therapy deliver across LLR within the Planned Treatment and Recovery Teams (PTRTs). As a result, we currently have opportunities in the following PTRTs / locations:

East Leicestershire and Rutland: Based in Melton Mowbray (22.5pw - 0.6WTE)

City East:Based in Leicester City Centre, LE2 (37.5hrs pw – 1.0 WTE)

City Centre:Based in Leicester City Centre, LE2 (37.5hrs pw - 1.0WTE)

Charnwood:Based in Loughborough (22.5hrs pw – 0.6WTE)

The hours are an indication based on teams’ current needs; however, these are negotiable for the right candidate, and we offer 22.5 / 30 / 37.5-hour contracts.

We are looking for enthusiastic Band 6 Specialist Mental Health Occupational Therapist’s to join our growing Occupational Therapy team. This role is also a fantastic development opportunity for B5 occupational therapists with the relevant skills and experience who are looking for their next steps in their career.

The role requires a high level of autonomy, working predominantly within patients own homes / environments and community settings, as well as utilising phone and video appointments as indicated.

We offer the ability to work agilely in a new blended approach to working and you will be supported to work from home as well as at an office base, depending on team and patient need.

As a Band 6 Specialist Mental Health Occupational Therapist you will working closely with the MDT, made up of from various professional groups including Psychiatric nursing, Psychologists, Psychiatrists / Medical staff, Occupational Therapists: plus, assistants, support workers, peers support workers and administration staff.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate LPT’s Leadership behaviours daily. You must be good at working with people to support their recovery journey through thorough assessment, collaborative goal setting, intervention planning and delivery. You will delegate appropriate tasks / interventions to other members of the OT team, monitoring their work and supporting them to enhance their skills, competencies, and confidence. You will have strong engagement and motivational skills and be flexible in working with patients with severe and enduring complex mental health needs.

There will be an expectation to clinically supervise and support junior members of the OT team and you will also be provided with clinical, professional and management supervision. There are many CPD opportunities available, and in recent months we have had whole team training in different occupation focussed models and assessments such as Allen’s Cognitive Disability Model and Sensory Integration, as well as further occupational therapy specific in-service training and development opportunities.

You will demonstrate and promote our trust values and leadership behaviours in every aspect of what you do, and this will be demonstrated through the leadership and daily support to your patients, your occupational therapy colleagues and wider MDT to ensure, together we STEP up to GREAT.

A valid driving licence, access to a car and insurance for business use is a requirement of this post, due to the nature of the work.

You will be required to work a set working pattern, the usual hours are Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00, these days are negotiable and preferred days can be discussed at interview. We are flexible in both full time and part time hours and job shares opportunities as indicated in the above team requirements.

Interviews are expected to be week commencing 6th June 2022.

For more information about the role and our service please contact: Emma Elliott Occupational Therapy Team Leader on 07376 415285, or email

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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