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Senior Occupational Therapist

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
5 Oct 2023

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An excellent opportunity has arisen to come and work in the adult Learning Disability Team. We are looking for a highly motivated and dedicated Occupational Therapist with post qualification experience or newly qualified, who has an interest in working with adults with learning disabilities and complex health needs in the Community.

Within this role, there will be opportunity to progress form a band 5-6, base can be negotiable for a 12-month period and a redeployment package could be offered.

You will work as part of a well-established multi-disciplinary team and you must be a compassionate, organised, a team player with excellent communication skills and effective time management skills. You will ideally have experience in clinical assessment, care planning and appropriate clinical decision-making skills. You will also be required to be accountable for your own caseload management and will identify Occupation Therapy interventions which you will joint work with staff within the team to deliver.

The community hub team offers a range of specialist health interventions to people with a learning disability within their place of normal residence, respite and day care placements. The interventions offered are conducted within the agreed pathways offered by the Learning Disability Service:
  • Physical Health Liaison
  • Mental Health
  • Behaviours of Concern
  • Mental Health Liaison

Main duties of the job

Plan, implement, review and improve interventions to meet people's identified needs and manage their inherent risk.
  • Contribute to case conferences and reviews, supporting service users and carers to engage with services and contribute to their care.
  • Accept ongoing accountability for service users, hold and manage caseload (complex cases) and supervise and/or mentor junior staff and learners as required in the provision of direct/indirect occupational therapy care.
  • Safe and effective recommendations and/or prescription and ordering of equipment required by individuals to promote independence and maintain a safe environment.

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.

This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide a high standard of clinical care ensuring safe and effective assessment, treatment and comprehensive discharge planning using highly developed clinical reasoning skills and appropriate assessment tools.
  • To assess a service users physical and social environment making recommendations and/or prescribing adaptations/equipment.
  • To assess for falls risks and moving and handling needs and prescribe or recommend equipment where appropriate.
  • To assess for and provide interventions to address service users sensory processing needs providing advice on reasonable adjustments to social and physical environments where required.
  • To lead on vocational issues for service users accessing the clinical team.
  • To ensure the clinical caseload and clinical practice of junior and support staff in the team is of the highest standard of clinical care.
  • To manage caseload and service delivery in accordance with and in order to contribute towards the attainment of Service/Trust productivity requirements.
  • Ensure up to date agreed care plans, risk assessments and reviews are in place.
  • Work with individuals and their carers to, identify their healthcare needs and circumstances and enable them to understand and manage these needs.
  • Plan, implement, review and improve interventions to meet peoples identified needs and manage their inherent risk.
  • Utilising safeguarding procedure to protect people from abuse, neglect and harm.

Person Specification



  • BSc Hons in Occupational Therapy or diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Evidence of maintained CPD including relevant post graduate programmes of study
  • APPLE or university accredited (practice placement educator training)


  • Member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Learning Disability special interest group & /or other specialist interest groups
  • Post graduate training in Learning Disabilities
  • Management training
  • Leadership training



  • Experience in working in a healthcare or social care provider organisation as a qualified occupational therapist
  • Experience of working as an occupational therapist in a variety of clinical areas
  • Experience of working/supporting people who have a learning disability


  • Experience of working within a community setting
  • Knowledge of access routes to community other relevant healthcare services
  • Involvement in audit/research and quality initiatives
  • Working knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, Safeguarding and other relevant legislation relevant to the client group



  • Advanced groupwork skills
  • Sensory processing skills or willingness to undertake training
  • Ability to assess for and prescribe adaptations to a service user's physical and social environment, assess for falls hazards, moving and handling and prescribe equipment where appropriate
  • Sound knowledge of national agenda Learning Disabilities including NICE guidance and the Transforming care agenda
  • Good theoretical knowledge with a working knowledge of a broad range of clinical conditions


  • Alternative communication skills e.g. Makaton, BSL
  • Ability to utilise assessments and outcome measures e.g. Assessment of Motor and Processing Skills (AMPS), MOHOST
  • Be able to apply the principles of PBS (Positive Behavioural Support)

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Beech House

Toot Lane


PE21 0AX

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