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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic and innovative Band 6 Occupational Therapist within the Adult Community Learning Disabilities Team based in Hull.

We are a well-established small team of friendly, motivated and committed individuals. You will receive regular individual supervision, CPD, training and support within the role to help transfer your skills and develop competencies in this specialist field. Ideally, you will have experience of working within a community learning disabilities team as part of the wider multi-disciplinary team but we welcome applications from all candidates.

The post holder will provide assessments and individual interventions for service users with a learning disability and often complex needs, using evidence based/client centred principles.

For this role, you will need to have access to a vehicle for work purposes.The Trust offers a range of benefits and support including mobile and flexible working, car lease scheme, health and wellbeing support,

Main duties of the job

Manage a caseload of service users with complex needs, using evidence based/client centred principles.Assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions.

Use standardised assessments such as AMPS and MOHOST.

Assess for and prescribe appropriate equipment.

Advise on moving and handling.

Participate in the planning, development and evaluation of Occupational Therapy Services. Provide outcomes for the service and service users by using agreed tools/assessments.Contribute to the development and maintenance of Occupational Therapy within the Trust. Ensure OT provision is delivered in accordance with HCPC and Royal College of Occupational Therapy (RCOT) requirements.Provide supervision for junior staff

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good health and social care Trust delivering integrated services across Hull, East and North Yorkshire. Find out more on our website

We are a forward thinking and dynamic Trust with a real commitment to staff development. We value our colleagues and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills to deliver outstanding care.

We are proud to score above or equal to the average for all NHS People Promise theme areas demonstrating our commitment to improve the experience of working in the NHS for everyone. Wherever you work we know you will receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need to get you started.

We recognise the positive value of diversity and promotes equality whilst challenging discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

Work life balance is about having influence and flexibility over when, where and how you work. If the work pattern for this role does not meet your needs, we welcome an application and are happy to discuss working arrangements that differ from those advertised.

We offer a unique range of benefits that go above and beyond other NHS Trusts including an enhanced leave package and health and wellbeing support.

From city to countryside, market towns to moors you'll find a place to call home including some of the most affordable places to live in the UK.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information with regard to this vacancy please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • HCPC registration
  • Degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent, approved by the HCPC.
  • Full understanding of relevant policy, legislation and guidance relevant to clinical and service area
  • Full understanding/application of relevant clinical practice/standards/audit within identified clinical area
  • Specialist understanding of relevant clinical practice, standards and protocols within identified clinical area.
  • Evidence of undertaking audits/surveys
  • Standard IT skills
  • Demonstrate clinical experience in mental health and/or physical health.
  • Adhere to professional standards for Occupational Therapy Practice, as detailed by the HCPC and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT), legal and professional responsibilities.


  • Member of specialist interest group/network, locally or regionally
  • Knowledge/experience and/or post graduate qualification in Sensory Integration Knowledge/experience of Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) techniques Completed up to date AMPS training
  • Completed up to date AMPS training
  • Knowledge/experience of Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) techniques



  • Evidence of sound post-registration professional practice
  • Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD) relevant to the clinical area at a specialist level of care
  • Experience of multi-agency/professional working
  • Experience of case load management within specialist service area, some of which may be complex
  • Evidence of promoting/supporting active patient/relative involvement/participation
  • Good understanding of relevant consent and confidentiality legislation/GDPR.
  • Analysis of Occupational performance/participation, with health and medical aspects. (Biopsychosocial and environmental factors (Physical, sensory/communication/interaction, cognitive/executive function, neuro- diversity and mental health)
  • Confident with assessing activity analysis/job demand analysis (JDA) physical/cognitive/psychological aspects of a role.
  • Ability to manage a case load, whether a larger caseload or smaller but more complex cases.
  • Ability to write evidence based reports and advice around reasonable adjustments, incl. return to work plans, including use of the Allied Health Professional (AHP) Health and Work Report where applicable.
  • Ability to tailor advice, both verbal and written, to the target audience, e.g. GPs, employers/ managers, HR, Insurance groups etc.
  • Sensitivity to a diverse range of clients and evidence of responding to their different needs
  • Able to provide a service to a diverse range of people to promote good relations and equality.
  • Experience of handling conflict and managing sensitive issues to achieve positive outcomes
  • Good understanding of equality issues and how they affect the workplace.


  • Post graduate training/experience in condition or rehabilitation management, such as pain, fatigue, stress/anxiety management, neuro-rehabilitation and/or other long term conditions and musculo-skeletal issues including upper limb conditions.
  • Member of Specialist Section Work as part of the Royal College of Occupational Therapy (RCOT).

Skills and Competencies


  • Effective inter-personal skills and experience in supervising and fieldwork education/mentorship
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to demonstrate ethical values and attitudes within a culture of equality and diversity
  • Ability to effectively commute between the organisations various sites
  • Able to demonstrate effective communication skills and work flexibly within the team/service

Employer details

Employer name

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust


Townend Court

Cottingham Road



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