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Occupational Therapist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The OT role in IDD sits within a wider multi-disciplinary and multi-agency team consisting of psychiatry, psychology, nurses, speech and language therapy, physiotherapy and co-located with social work colleagues.

This position is primarily community based but will require some ad hoc input into our specialist IDD inpatient settings.

The post holder will independently manage a caseload of adults with intellectual disabilities and complex needs whom may present with behaviours that may challenge

OT sessions are conducted in individuals homes, day centres, work places, residential care, group homes, supported living homes and respite care. Therefore, you will need to be able to travel across a large geographical area

You will participate in maintaining, planning, provision and developing the occupational therapy service and engaging in specific projects as directed by the leadership team

You will work autonomously and within an MDT team, screening, assessing, formulating, care planning, delivering interventions, providing education and consultation, evaluating and discharging in a timely manner

You will provide leadership and supervise junior staff and students

Main duties of the job

This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of �2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

The postholder will be responsible for a varied caseload of 10-20 individuals across the IDD West (Mansfield and Ashfield) - locality community team (base will be agreed with successful candidate). There will be infrequent requests to support on an ad hoc basis into the inpatient services when deemed necessary.

Alongside clinical work, as a band 6 OT, the postholder will additionally support with service development opportunities and engage in data production/collection and audit procedures, ensuring that identified service/trust targets are adhered to

The postholder may also engage in promotion, marketing and benchmarking activities relating to OT and OT service delivery in IDD

Small items of equipment and materials will be maintained in conjunction with trust policy

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide occupational therapy as part of wider MDT within specialist services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Primary reason for OT input in IDD relates to individuals experiencing difficulties with any aspect of occupational performance resulting from their intellectual disability and associated health needs, which cannot be met in mainstream services.

Person Specification

Qualifications (Academic / Professional) or Training


  • BSc or equivalent in Occupational Therapy


  • Member of professional body



  • Experience of working as an occupational therapist in the community and/or in patient settings with learning disabilities and/or mental health



  • Interest and motivation to work with clients with learning disabilities


  • National drivers guiding practice in field of Learning disabilities/Mental health Clinical governance
  • Training in sensory approaches



  • Proficient skills in Occupational Therapy screening, assessment, formulation planning, intervention and evaluation skills and timely discharge

Values and Behaviours


  • All staff should be able to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion as identified within the Trust's Equality and Diversity Policy and associated Equality, Diversity and Human Rights legislation
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Ashfield CLDT 68 Portland Street Kirkby-in-Ashfield


NG17 7AG

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