Occupational Therapy LD in-patient OT team leader

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
West Bromwich
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Jul 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for a highly motivated Occupational Therapist to provide team leader support, working across our Learning Disability in-patient wards, ensuring high quality OT assessments and interventions are offered to adults who have a learning disability and complex forensic, behavioural, and mental health needs.

Main duties of the job

Occupational Therapy is a core role in our in-patient teams working alongside other disciplines. You should be confident in developing and delivering recovery focused interventions across all occupational domains both with individuals and groups.

As well as being an experienced clinician, you will utilise leadership skills to develop the role of OT within the team. OT has a core role that requires dedication from the whole team to deliver shared pathways to service users which helps them to become more independent and live in the least restrictive environment.

About us

We are delighted that our well established Learning Disability in-patient pathways, has being enhanced with a full Multi-Disciplinary Team. Working across our wards on The Heath Lane and Hallam Street sites, enables the post holder to develop services and ensure the highest quality of OT service. The in-patient services offer people with learning disabilities that experience either forensic backgrounds and/or significant mental health needs and/or display significant behavioural distress which may challenge community based services.

The role offers a wide variety of opportunities to develop and extend your skills. We offer a commitment to support staff, regular supervision and CPD.

We look forward to receiving applications from HCPC registered Occupational Therapist who can demonstrate the breadth and depth of experience and professional development which will underpin this challenging and exciting role.

Job description Job responsibilities

The in-patient team will provide a full range of assessments, interventions, support, training and advice to individuals themselves, their families and paid carers and the network of multi-agency stakeholders who are involved in the care and support of this complex client group. Guided by recovery principles, the team will also maintain very close liaison with, and will develop seamless pathways with, the range of existing and new specialist mental health community teams, social support accommodation services and social care agencies across the Black Country in order to ensure that people with a learning disability and mental health and/or behavioural distress needs are also well supported by the full range of services and opportunities that meet their whole life person centred needs and aspirations.

We are delighted to offer this opportunity to deliver a specialist Occupational Therapy contribution to the Assessment and Treatment Service developing with clients, colleagues and senior managers a service which from the outset clearly formulates and demonstrates meaningful high quality and safe outcomes.

The post-holder will be a valued colleague in a team committed to multi-disciplinary working with people with a learning disability who manifest highly complex clinical needs. They will bring to the team an experienced approach, which is highly attentive to recovery approaches, which combines the best of evidence based clinical assessment and formulation with integrative, client centred, therapeutic interventions. They will be skilled in both individual and group work which is carefully adapted to match the different intellectual as well as emotional abilities within the client group. They will have the necessary experience and skills to oversee the performance and development of Occupational Therapy pathways, practitioners and trainees working within the team at different times.

Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
  • Degree in Occupational Therapy or relevant equivalent overseas qualification.
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Sensory integration post graduate training, short specialist courses at master level Evidence of LD relevant training - e.g. Sensory, autism, PBS etc
  • Evidence of LD relevant training - e.g. Sensory, autism, PBS etc
  • Member of RCOT
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with adults who have a learning disability, sensory and behavioural needs.
  • Significant experience of multidisciplinary working including development of effective networks/partnerships.
  • Active participation in audit, service evaluation and/or research in relevant clinical field.
  • Experience of supervising more junior staff and/or students.
  • Experience of working with someone with a forensic background
Knowledge Essential
  • Familiar with the range and use of clinical Outcome Measures including evaluation and thematic reporting.
  • Evidence of knowledge of the use of Positive Behavioural Support and Trauma-based approaches in clinical management.
  • Member of special interest group related to clinical field.
skills Essential
  • Commitment to improving the experience of service users and their carers
  • Excellent presentation and training skills

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