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Senior Occupational Therapist

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Our LSCFT Children's Learning Disability Team are looking for a new member to join our team!

Through investment in to our teams, we have a new Band 6 Occupational Therapy posts.

If you have experience at Band 5 or have been working at band 6 in a different clinical area but would like to progress your career working with children and young people with Learning Disabilities, we would love to hear from you.

The team is hoping to find an OT who is adaptable, highly motivated, with excellent communication skills and who is as passionate about working with young people with complex needs. The post holder will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, providing Occupational Therapy assessments, evidence based interventions and support to young people with learning disabilities and their families and carers.

We will be a small team, working across the Lancashire and South Cumbria area, therefore team working is really important to us! The role includes some agile working and some office based working and we are really flexible as long as we meet the needs of the children and young people.

The Occupational Therapy provision will cover across Lancashire and South Cumbria.

Main duties of the job

Develop focused care plans, ensuring regular reviews to monitor progress and adapt care plan as necessary.

Support children, young people and their families to engage and participate everyday activities.

Assess the young person's occupational performance in the environment,

Activities of daily living, leisure activities and productivity.

To deliver evidenced based specialist Occupational therapy interventions.

To support delivery of parent workshops including a sensory awareness workshop which is part of the sensory support which is offered for children and families within the children's learning disability service.

The post holder will work as a member of the Multi-disciplinary Team ensuring that high quality individualised care is delivered which ensures safety and a commitment to promoting wellbeing and maximising independence.

Contribute to multi-disciplinary formulations and advise on evidence based, specialist interventions to promote the emotional health and wellbeing of children, young people and families affected by changes to their mental health.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role

Person Specification



  • HCPC Registration
  • Degree / Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Evidence of CPD in relevant areas



  • Good knowledge of current best practice in within clinical area
  • Knowledge of health legislation and current practice, risk assessment and management
  • Knowledge of the principles of clinical governance



  • Application of the Occupational Therapy process and relevant evidence base.
  • Experience of occupational formulation or formulating treatment plans.
  • Multi-disciplinary working.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


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