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Band 6 Community Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 313-A-19-74861-EE

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Community Occupational Therapy
Covering South Leicestershire
£30,401 / £32,525 / £33,587 / £34,782 / £37,267

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? If so read on and take a look at the opportunity below...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust provides a range of community health services for both physical and mental health conditions, as well as a range of specialist services supporting people of all ages including family and young people services, mental health, learning disabilities and physical health community and inpatient services.

We deliver services to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our 5500 staff serve a population of one million from over 100 sites across the region.

An exciting opportunity for a fabulous Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join the Community Occupational Therapy Team within Mental Health Services for Older People!

Covering the East Leicestershire CCG Locality, based at South Leicestershire Community Mental Health Team, on the Leicester General Hospital Site.

(22.5 hours per week, days to be discussed at interview)

Are you motivated, organised and above all have the passion and drive to have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of patients with a Mental Health condition aged over 65? If so, we are looking for you!

Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP) has Occupational Therapists working within In-Patients on designated Organic and Functional Mental Health Wards, within Community Mental Health Teams throughout Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, the In-Reach Team a specialist service providing support to patients with Mental Health conditions in Community Hospitals and Care-Homes and our City Mental Health Integrated Care Service.

You will be working not only as part of a Multi-Disciplinary Team but a wider Occupational Therapy Team too, the Occupational Therapy Service offers opportunities for induction and in-service training, holds a monthly Peer Support Group and a MHSOP Occupational Therapy Service-wide Professional Development Forum. We are committed to evidence based practice and use the MOHO Framework to inform assessment and intervention.

You will be working with patients to promote their independence, maintain skills and reduce the impact of occupational deprivation, our patient group will often have co-existing physical and mental health conditions, making our work varied and at times challenging, but above all extremely rewarding.

If this post is of interest, please have a look at the attached Job Description and Person Specification, if you require further information or wish to discuss the opportunity further, please feel free to contact: Emma Arthur – MHSOP Community Services Occupational Therapy Service Lead (please, no recruitment agencies)

Please note: previous applicants need not apply.

We ask that you are able to use your own car for work, as dependence on public transport is not suitable for this role.

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

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

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

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end 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, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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