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Intensive Support for LDA Occupational Therapist

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum plus 15% hcas
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
NELFT would like to introduce the launch of the Intensive Support Team, which aims to support people with a Learning Disability and Autism who requires specialist crisis intervention. We believe that individuals who display challenging behaviours, including those with a mental health condition, should have the same opportunities to live satisfying and valued lives.

The service was developed in response to the best means of supporting our people with a learning disability and autism at a critical time in their journey, offering the least restrictive environment and ensuring that we provide the best response to those users of the service who needs specialist support, together with their carers and families.

As a Band 7 Occupational Therapist in the Intensive Support Team for individuals with learning disabilities, you will play a key role in providing specialised-based support, focusing on promoting independence, enhancing daily functioning, and facilitating individuals' engagement in meaningful activities within their familiar environment. In-reach into inpatient settings may be required at times.

Main duties of the job

Below are some of the part of the main duties of the job. Full details can be found in the Job Description and Person Specification.

Functional Assessment:

Conduct comprehensive functional assessments to evaluate individuals' physical, cognitive, sensory, and emotional abilities.

Assess individuals' skills and challenges in activities of daily living (ADLs), including self-care, meal preparation, household tasks, and community participation.

Activity Modification and Adaptation:

Collaborate with individuals and their families to modify or adapt activities and environments to promote independence and participation.

Recommend and facilitate using assistive devices, adaptive equipment, and environmental modifications to optimise functional performance.

Skill Development and Rehabilitation:

Provide interventions to help individuals develop or regain specific skills necessary for daily functioning.

Implement therapeutic techniques and activities to improve fine motor skills, coordination, visual-perceptual skills, sensory integration, and cognitive abilities.

Sensory Integration:

Address sensory processing difficulties by developing strategies to effectively regulate and process sensory information.

Collaborate with individuals, families, and support networks to create sensory-friendly environments and develop sensory plans.

About us

COVID-19 Vaccination

We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff, and their families.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process, new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop-in sessions focusing on engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High-Cost Area Supplement - London

This post also attracts payment for High-Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �4,313 and a maximum payment of �5,436).

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification when completing your application. Please ensure you meet the person's specifications and have the qualifications required for the role.

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Person Specification



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Demonstration of Trust Values


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Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


Maggie Lilley

Goodmayes Hospistal



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