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Band 3 Therapy Link Worker

Job Reference: 313-A-19-76750-NS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
AMH: Occupational Therapy
£18,813 / £19,332 / £19,917 / £20,795

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.

Band 3 Therapy Link Worker posts for The Willows (Adult Mental Health Rehabilitation).

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic individual, who has previous experience of working within a healthcare environment and experience of organising activities to join the Occupational Therapy team at the Willows.

The role will involve developing and delivering activities with inpatients which promote wellbeing, skill development and support patient’s discharge planning. It will be essential to develop therapeutic relationships with an often challenging and demanding group of people who will be experiencing a range of mental health difficulties and complex needs.

You will be working within a team of 3 Occupational Therapists and 3 Therapy Link Workers, alongside the multi-disciplinary team, in providing 1:1 and group interventions both within the inpatient rehabilitation unit and within the community setting. This role also includes working alongside other agencies, such as supporting patients to access voluntary and educational opportunities.

You will need to be creative in ensuring that the programme of activities is responsive to patient’s needs, and is effective in promoting recovery. You will need to demonstrate an understanding of mental health issues, communication skills and the impact these could have on a person’s ability to engage in activities aimed at promoting independent living and improved quality of life experiences.

You will need to react to and manage changing situations and be perceptive to subtle changes in service user’s presentations. Additionally you will also be expected to provide accurate verbal and written information and contribute to team meetings

The successful candidates will be supervised by an Occupational Therapist and work within the Occupational therapy philosophy.

Training and supervision will be provided.

For more information or an informal discussion about the role, please contact Anne Whitfield, band 6 Occupational Therapist, on 0116 2255836.

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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