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Band 7 Advanced Children's Occupational Therapist- Complex pathway

Job Reference: 313-A-22-120094-CS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Families Young People & Children's Services
£40,057 - £45,839 pa pro rata

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.

Advanced Practitioner Occupational Therapist in Children’s Community with a special interest in the Complex Pathway (Band 7)


1 permanent full time post (Flexible hours considered 30 – 37.5)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced 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 and their families in clinics, their homes, 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, ASD and DCD, hemiplegia and splinting and have the support of a Clinical Professional Lead.


You 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. You will be responsible for the development of the Complex pathway and undertake regular reviews through audits, service user feedback and service evaluation to ensure efficient and evidenced based practice.


You will gain support and supervision in order to continue to develop your Occupational Therapy skills with children and young people. You will be responsible for supervision and support of qualified staff, 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 multi agency environment, be familiar with children’s equipment and their use and be skilled in the delivery of a number of assessment tools and interventions used by occupational therapists in community children’s services. In addition you will need to exhibit leadership skills and qualities with excellent verbal, written communication and presentation abilities.


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


For further information or an informal visit please contact Kirsty Gosling Family Service Manager on 0116 295 2495 at Bridge Park Plaza, Bridge Park Road, Thurmaston, Leicester, LE4 8PQ


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.

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