An opportunity has arisen for an Occupational Therapist to join our Band 5 - 6 developmental programme for an 18 month period within our Services for People with a Learning Disability (SPLD) team. Throughout your employment you will be supported by an experienced Specialist Occupational Therapist to develop a personalised CPD plan, with the aim of enabling you to develop the knowledge, skills and experience of a senior practitioner.
The post holder will be responsible for providing specialist OT assessment, using the Model of Human Occupation, intervention and/or recommendations to the service users across Bedfordshire and Luton, using evidence based practice to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions with a focus on enabling an individual's occupational functioning. You will work within a multi-disciplinary community based team and see service users in their homes, day care settings and/or work places.Main duties of the job
To be an active member of the Learning Disability Occupational Therapy Service and Specialist Community Healthcare team, providing a person-centred Occupational Therapy Service for Adults with Learning Disabilities based on the direction given in Valuing People and identified local need.
To manage a defined caseload, using evidence based/client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions.
To assist in the co-ordination of the day-to-day running of the Occupational Therapy service within SPLD and provide a robust delivery of the clinical service
To input into OT service planning and development
To develop knowledge and skills in Learning Disability, and to educate others in their practice.
To maintain positive key relationships with the following:
- Service users and their representatives.
- OT service
- Multi-Disciplinary Team
- Links with community Teams and other appropriate community agencies.
- Voluntary and statutory organisations
A planned, supportive induction period will be developed to enable you to reach your full potential in your role. If you have not yet completed your preceptorship, we will support you to complete one. Regular managerial and professional supervision will be provided and we also provide monthly opportunities to participate in OT Service-wide CPD events. Professional development and training are actively encouraged through the appraisal process, and we also offer specialist training opportunities and a Band 5 Support and Development programme.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
For full details of the job, please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification..Person SpecificationEducation/ Qualification/ TrainingEssential
- Bsc OT or equivalent
- HCPC registration
Knowledge and SkillsEssential
- Documented evidence of continuing professional development
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Knowledge of current best practice in OT and learning disabilities
- Knowledge of appropriate assessment techniques to assess individual's abilities and difficulties in relation to their desired goals in everyday activities.
- Application of basic knowledge in order to plan and achieve realistic outcomes for individuals.
- Utilise interpersonal skills, which motivate individuals to take control of their everyday activities of productivity, leisure and self-care.
- Apply a basic range of treatment modalities
- Work with and through others to achieve environmental modifications that empower individuals to achieve independence
- Basic ability to integrate theory and practice and demonstrate creative problem-solving processes.
- Basic ability to critically reflect on and use evidence in order to develop best practice.
- Good communication skills written and verbal.
- To show an increasing ability to work and manage self independently
- Good IT Skills, including use of Word and Microsoft Outlook
East London NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Twinwoods Resource Centre
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