Band 6 Occupational Therapist - Swindon

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 an hour per annum, pro rata
Closing date
4 Jul 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
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AWP are proud to be working in partnership with Horizons College to enable young adults with a learning disability and autism to progress on their journey of interdependence and independence, to fulfill their aspirations. We would like you to be part of that journey!

Applicants should be highly motivated and passionate about supporting young adults with sensory, motor and functional difficulties to access education, and to develop their functional skills in preparation for transition to adulthood. The successful applicant will be HCPC and RCOT registered and have experience or a genuine interest in working with young adults who have complex sensory, motor and functional difficulties; speech, language and communication needs and associated learning difficulties.

This is a unique opportunity to work as an HCPC registered Occupational Therapist for AWP NHS Trust as we provide specialist therapeutic provision as part of a multi-disciplinary Therapy Team based in an adult educational setting to adults aged 16-25 years at Horizons College in Swindon, Wiltshire.

This is a great opportunity for you to share your passion, knowledge and professional skillset.

If you are seeking to develop into a specialist role, have excellent clinical skills and are ambitious to progress your career through transforming the lives of people with a learning disability, then apply for this role.

Main duties of the job

The role will be based at Horizons College, Swindon. You will carry out clinical practice with designated clinical areas ensuring high quality evidence based Occupational Therapy assessment, treatment planning, interventions for service users are provided. With the aim of enabling service users to achieve maximum level of function and independence. This will include:

Undertaking a comprehensive person centered Occupational Therapy assessment and prepare treatment plans and target setting in consultation with service users.

Implementation of treatment programmes that are embedded within the college setting and curriculum.

Ability to implement research-based practice

To use skills, knowledge and resources to provide learning opportunities for staff

About us

The Occupational Therapist role is based at Horizons College. Service delivery is currently based across two college sites in Swindon. The college is expecting to relocate to a new site on the outskirts of Royal Wootton Bassett in 2022 where all learners and staff will be based in the same location in a purpose-built facility.

You will be working as part of a friendly, proactive and motivated multidisciplinary Therapy team including Physiotherapists, SaLT, nursing, and Occupational Therapist.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

As part of AWP NHS Trust, you will have access to all benefits including ongoing continuing professional development.

Job description Job responsibilities

Clinical PracticeTo carry out clinical practice within designated clinical areas ensuring that high quality evidence based occupational therapy assessment, treatment planning, interventions and evaluations for service users are provided. With the aim of enabling service users to achieve their maximum level of function and independence, this will include:-a) Undertaking a comprehensive person centered occupational therapy assessment and prepare treatment plans in consultation with the serviceusers.b) Implementation of treatment and rehabilitation programmes.c) Evaluation of the effectiveness of therapy provided in partnership with service users.d) Ability to implement research based practice. Provide leadership to junior, unqualified staff and students.f) Ability to undertake risk assessment and develop risk management strategies for individual service users; CPA/SAP to people who present withmental health problems.g) Ability to undertake risk assessment and develop risk management strategies for groups and a variety of activities.h) Demonstrate a working knowledge of the key elements of relevant mental health legislation.i) To apply a high level of understanding of the effect of disability and provide training and advice on lifestyle changes and adaptations to the service users social and physical environment.j) To assess the occupational needs of a defined service user group and establish and evaluate appropriate treatment programmes.k) To be able to act as a care coordinator under the CPA policy.

Service Overview and PlanningTo contribute to the development and planning of services specific to the posts designated areas. This will include:-a) Contribute to the planning and development of clinical services, includingthe review of team establishments, grade mix and skill mix and to beactively involved in the recruitment, selection and interviewing process.b) To have a say in clinical policy development and clinical governance functions, working collaboratively.

Communications and Working Relationships1. To form professional relationships with clients and communicate with them in a way that respects their views, autonomy and culture.2. To form working relationships with the following:-a) Multidisciplinary Teamb) Visitorsc) Carers and familyd) Staff from other areas and Trustse) Partnership Organisationsf) CPA Co-ordinatorsg) Voluntary third sector organisations

Please refer to job description for more information

Person Specification Essential Essential
  • Registration with the appropriate UK professional Registration
  • Experience working with Learning Disabilities and Autism

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