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Band 6: Occupational Therapist, Intensive Support Team (Stafford)

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
16 Mar 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Would you like to be part of a new expansion within community services? Are you an enthusiastic and dedicated professional with significant experience in implementing high-quality, person-centred interventions to improve the quality of life for adults with a learning disability? An exciting opportunity has arisen as part of a recent commitment to increase and develop the Community Learning Disability Intensive Support Team (IST) in South Staffordshire.

MPFT are looking to introduce the following clinical practitioners to an already established, specialist multi disciplinary team:3 Band 6 Clinical Nurse Practitioners (RNLD) - Full Time1 Band 6 Occupational Therapist - 4 days / 0.8 WTE1 Band 4 IST Assistant Psychologist - Full Time1 Band 4 IST Assistant Practitioner - Full Time

The IST forms part of the wider South Staffordshire offer to supporting individuals with a Learning Disability and Autism who are experiencing difficulties which may otherwise lead to placement breakdown or hospital admission. The team is reliant upon effective working relationships between services within and outside of MPFT.This is a challenging but rewarding role and we encourage applications from experienced professionals who practice in supporting adults with a learning disability.

Main duties of the job

You will be applying for an IST Occupational Therapist role. Working as part of an already established Multi Disciplinary Team you will provide a valued clinical leadership role to design and deliver short term specialist interventions within the framework of an IST shared caseload.This will involve utilising your core specialist OT skills, whilst also implementing specialist behavioural assessment to inform Positive Behavioural Support as part of the core functionality of the MDT. Experience of working with people with learning disabilities in the community is desirable, including an understanding of active support theory and practice. Qualification in and/or experience of Sensory Integration theory and practice is also desirable.

Through daily MDT reflection you will work in a highly focused, intensive, and supportive way, aimed at delivering specialist intervention with a view to providing care within the person's home and community. The post will require you to undertake specialist assessment and interventions throughout the IST clinical pathway with your MDT colleagues, and directly with the service user, parent, and / or care provider, before discharging back to the referring clinician within the Community Learning Disability Team (CLDT).

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, mileage 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

The IST is part of the Specialist Learning Disability Services and receives internal referrals from CLDT colleagues. The post requires interface with a number of teams and services to promote shared formulation. This includes assessment and management of risks which place the individual and others at risk of serious harm or for whom the nature or degree of risk might otherwise lead to exclusion, placement breakdown, and admission to inpatient services. On occasion this may involve planned out of hours work, with access to on-call support and supervision, if the needs of an individual require it.

As the post involves travelling across South Staffordshire, having a full UK Driving licence and car will be helpful.

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details on this role.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Training


  • Dip COT or degree in Occupational Therapy.
  • Member of professional body and specialist section.
  • To have attended a variety of post graduate courses to include Assessment of Process and Motor Skills, Model of Human Occupation, Placement Practice Educator's.
  • Sensory Integration training to level 1.


  • Higher degree/relevant post graduate training.
  • Sensory Integration training to level 3.



  • Experience as a clinician in a specialist learning disability service working with clients with very complex needs including behaviour which may be described as challenging.
  • Experience of delivering a modern and effective evidence-based OT service within learning disability services.
  • Experience of managing and prioritising a clinical caseload.


  • Experience of working in a specialist learning disability community team. This could include experience and awareness of Positive Behaviour Support.
  • Experience of providing placements to OT students.
  • Evidence of successful partnership working across professionals and agencies outside health.

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


St George's Hospital


ST16 3SR

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