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Clinical Lead Advanced Occupational Therapist

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
2 Jan 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Full Time
Options for Change + (Derbyshire) and Options for Change + (Leicestershire) are Intensive Interventions & Risk Management Services (IIRMS) part of the national OPD Pathway, where NHS and HMPPS staff work support people on Probation by improving wellbeing and enhancing risk management.

The Options for Change + team work directly with men and women on Probation who have screened onto the OPD Pathway, who are considered high-risk individuals when leaving prison, to support them to succeed in their transition to living in the community.

You will work with both the Derby and Leicester based teams to educate and support those needing specific Occupational Therapy interventions, individually or on a group basis.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for providing specialised Occupational Therapy interventions within the OPD Pathway services, and specifically within the Intensive Interventions & Risk Management Service (IIRMS), working within a psychological framework to aid the recovery of male and female offenders both within prisons and community settings.

You will be joining two caring, friendly, and highly motivated teams that each have a Clinical Lead Psychologist, Assistant Psychologist, Senior Support Worker, and Probation staff.
  • You will work closely with the rest of the team as the Clinical Specialist OT in this community setting, with a small but complex team caseload.
  • We can offer you a strong commitment to supervision and appraisals to support your CPD whilst you are in post.
  • You will be part of a Trust-wide network of AHPs for support and skill development. In addition, you would have access to the national OT network within OPD Pathway services.
  • We welcome applications from compassionate, enthusiastic experienced Occupational Therapists with a strong interest and skills in working with people with complex needs and in teamwork.
  • You will have the ability to travel to both sites, and additional travel may also be required within the role.

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity, and adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, milage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccinations every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist

To see further details of the role, please refer to the main Job Description. In summary, the main duties are:
  • You will be managing a small but complex caseload using evidence-based and client-centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions.
  • As a clinical specialist OT you will be responsible for assessment and completion of comprehensive formulation of risk and treatment needs.
  • You will work alongside multi-disciplinary colleagues in the development and delivery of multi-modal group and 1:1 therapeutic intervention to meet the needs of the service users.
  • You will provide specialist assessments to those being released from prison as part of the early engagement element of the IIRMS model.
  • You will possess specialised knowledge of a model of OT practice relating to human functioning, using this to employ and interpret assessments, develop treatment plans, and utilise relevant outcome measures.
  • You will work in partnership with the Probation Service and other agencies to resettle service users into community living.
  • You will collaborate with and lead on evaluation, audit, and research in this specialised field.
  • You will provide support, supervision, and leadership within the IIRMS teams as required.
  • You will deliver services across a range of venues and locations, including service user homes, hubs, criminal justice setting and within the community.

Person Specification



  • BSc/ MSc in Occupational Therapy or DipCOT/ relevant professional qualification
  • Member of professional body
  • Member of special interest group
  • Practice Placement Educator


  • Leadership management qualification
  • Specialist qualification
  • Higher level degree



  • Highly developed specialist knowledge across a range of OT interventions and client groups
  • Evidence of extensive post registration experience with working with service user group, i.e. complex mental health and relational needs, history of involvement in criminal justice services, experiences of trauma and social exclusion
  • Experience of integrating care delivery across multi-disciplinary/multi-agency teams
  • Experience of and application of the principles of risk assessment and management in all aspects of clinical work

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Leicester Options for Change + Hub

244 London Road



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