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Occupational Therapist - Intensive Support Service

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
County Wide
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join an newly expanding service. Joining the Learning Disability Intensive Support Service will allow you to truly make a difference in people's lives, using you skills to enhance life opportunities and ensure people live life well in the community. As a newly created post the successful applicant will have the opportunity to develop the role to fit the needs of the service.

This post covers the geographical area of Norfolk and Waveney.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be part of an MDT, working together to ensure individuals in the community remain appropriately supported throughout a range of challenges. You will manage your own caseload, also communicating with the OTs in the community LD teams to allow for seamless transitions between the teams.

About us

The Intensive Support Service has received new funding to allow it to expand to better meet the needs of the LD population in Norfolk and Waveney. This exciting development will be further supported by regular supervision, a strong team work ethic and the opportunity to work with multiple teams and professionals across the county.

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be an active member of the integrated multi-disciplinary intensive support community team for people with learning disabilities.

To be responsible for a caseload of clients with complex needs, using evidence based/person centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions.

To provide clinical supervision and clinical leadership to other Occupational Therapy staff as required.

To be part of the planning, development and evaluation of Specialist Occupational Therapy services across the county to help ensure the consistency of high quality and efficient clinical services.

To deliver services in line with the appropriate clinical pathways/specification requirements.

To provide practice placements for Occupational Therapy students, as required

Person Specification



  • Relevant Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration
  • Documented evidence of continuing professional development


  • Practice placement qualification
  • Postgraduate training relevant to learning disabilities
  • Postgraduate training in Sensory Integration



  • Relevant post registration experience
  • Supervision of students and other staff
  • Experience of working with people with learning disabilities and their carers


  • Experience of community working
  • Experience of working with people who have challenging behaviour
  • An understanding of the principles of positive behavioural support

skills, abilities and knowledge


  • Application of the Occupational Therapy process with People with Learning Disabilities.
  • Ability to plan interventions in a collaborative way
  • Knowledge and application of standardized assessments
  • Understanding of Occupational Therapy outcome measures
  • Ability to work autonomously and set own priorities
  • Ability to analyse professional and ethical issues
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance
  • Ability to organise and respond efficiently to complex information


  • Knowledge of mental health legislation current practice

people and personal development


  • Ability to reflect on and critically appraise others and own performance.
  • Ability to motivate self and others.

personal attributes


  • Able to identify with the Trust's commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults
  • Commitment to client centred, non-discriminatory practice



  • Must hold full and valid driving licence and have access to a vehicle
  • Able to communicate effectively using the English language in both verbal and written form
  • An understanding of hazards associated with lone working in the community

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust



County Wide


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