Occupational Therapist (Children with Learning Disabilities) - Band 6

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We are a specialist multidisciplinary Children's Learning Disability team, working with children & young people with a Moderate to Severe Learning Disability or Global Developmental Delay and Behaviours that challenge. We work closely with families and carers as well as other professionals to support the young person. We are a team of experienced Learning Disability Nurses, Speech & Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists, as well as Consultant Psychiatrists, clinical Psychologists, A music therapist and a support worker.

You will work to assess a young person regarding any sensory needs they may have as well and finding meaningful occupations that will contribute to a positive behaviours support plan that the team are using frequently to support young people with behaviours that's challenge.

As an occupational therapist in them you will have your own caseload of young people to support but also work alongside and offer consultation to other MDT members of the team. You will have access to good Clinical and managerial supervision and peer support from our existing Band 6 Occupational therapist.

As a team we prioritise and encourage CPD within the team and wider across CWPT trust.

Please note many Trust interviews take place through Microsoft Teams, this can be downloaded either through the App Store or Google Play for use on your phone/tablet.

Main duties of the job

Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions with children who have moderate to severe Learning Disability and behaviours that challenge.

We are a small community Team, working with Children and young people up to the age of 18 years who have a diagnosis of moderate to severe Learning Disabilities, and behaviours that challenge as well as any other additional health needs.

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

About us

At Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT), we deliver a wide range of physical, mental health, learning disability and autism services, and are proud to serve communities across Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond.

We put 'people at our heart' this ethos is at the centre of everything we do and how we do it. We care for our staff and colleagues as much as they care for others and offer a wide range of benefits and development opportunities.

These include:
  • generous annual leave entitlement which increases during your time with us
  • excellent learning and development opportunities, including apprenticeship frameworks, distance learning, internal training, coaching and mentoring, and much more
  • salary sacrifice schemes for lease car/ vehicle, Cycle to Work, home and electronics, gym membership and more
  • discounts with a range of retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues through our Employee Assistance Programme and NHS discount schemes
  • wellbeing support, including an in-house counselling service, external helpline and more
  • staff networks and support groups

We're always on the lookout for people who share our passion for improving the lives and wellbeing of people in our community, as well as our values of compassion, collaboration, excellence, integrity and respect.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Unrestricted registration with Health Professions Council (HPC)

Knowledge and skills


  • Experience or interest in working with Children with ASD/LD or with other mental difficulties
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills



  • Competence with clients with complex needs, communication issues and/or challenging behaviour
  • Have experience of applying models of practice and frames of reference relevant to this post.
  • Worked as part of an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of staff management



  • Car Owner/ Driver

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

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust


Windmill Point Children's Community LD team

5 Recreation Road



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