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Advanced Occupational Therapist - Band 7

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Advanced Occupational Therapist - Permanent - 30 hours per week

(There may be additional hours available for applicants looking for a full time role)

Looking for a new challenge? Looking to use your skills and experience in a new setting?

We are looking to recruit an innovative, enthusiastic and experienced Occupational Therapist to join our Forensic Assessment Consultation, Training and Treatment team (FACTT) which covers the area of Coventry and Warwickshire.

FACTT is a community forensic support service which was originally commissioned in 2018 as part of the Transforming Care Agenda. for adults with a learning disability (LD) to support timely discharge from hospital and prevent unnecessary admission to hospital or prison. In an exciting development, the FACTT team was expanded late 2021 to include autistic individuals who have forensic needs across Coventry and Warwickshire. Based on the core functions of the national specification for community forensic LD and autism services, the community forensic service provides:
  • Forensic in-reach support to inpatient services to support safe and timely discharges
  • Assessment and management of forensic risk in the community to ensure public safety and safety of the individual
  • Consultancy and support
  • Training and advice to other agencies
  • Treatment: Delivery of offence specific therapeutic interventions
  • Case management of high risk cases

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting post offering the right candidate the opportunity to take a lead role in Occupational Therapy provision within the FACTT team. The successful applicant will be an integral member of a multidisciplinary team, which includes psychology, nursing, speech and language therapy, social work and psychiatry. The post holder will be professionally managed and supervised by the AHP lead within the LD & A directorate but will receive clinical support and supervision from within the FACTT team.

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 group

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

The successful applicant will have experience working in specialist inpatient or community learning disability and/or Autism services and will be competent in working with clients with complex needs. They will be used to managing their own caseload effectively and supervising qualified or unqualified staff as well as delivering and receiving clinical supervision. They will have had previous involvement in service evaluation and audit.

Person Specification



  • Relevant masters level degree (or equivalent KTE gained through experience)
  • Registered Occupational Therapist with the Health & Care Professions Council
  • Documented evidence of CPD in the specialist clinical area.
  • Post Graduate training related to the specialist clinical area.

Knowledge and skills


  • Evidence of clinical assessment skills with reference to Autism and Learning Disability
  • Ability to use specific Occupational Therapy standardised assessments, outcome measurements e.g., Assessment of Motor and Process Skills, sensory processing, Model of Human Occupation Screening Tool.
  • Ability to demonstrate written skills that are relevant, accurate, concise and legible.
  • Evidence of time and resource management skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, varying approach, according to need / situations.
  • Ability to demonstrate sound knowledge and application of the College of Occupational Therapy Code of Professional Conduct.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of current legislative changes affecting the NHS especially those relevant to Occupational Therapy and Learning Disabilities.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of Clinical Governance, standard setting and the audit process (understand the principles of Clinical Governance)
  • Ability to demonstrate individual responsibility in respect of Health and Safety.
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance
  • Computer literacy



  • Extensive post registration experience
  • Significant experience working with people with autism and/or learning disabilities at a senior level



  • Ability to travel to and access a variety of different environments covering long distances and transport equipment
  • Ability to manually handle service users and/or equipment safely to attain positioning necessary to perform safe and effective clinical interventions.
  • Ability to work flexibly within the week.

Employer details

Employer name

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust


Brooklands Hospital

Brooklands Way, Marston Green


B37 7HH

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