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Occupational Therapist

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 a year p.a. pro-rata for part-time
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you an enthusiastic, passionate, forward thinking Occupational Therapist looking to develop their skills and experience? The Community Learning Disability in Ferndown and Purbeck are looking for you to join!

You will be able to demonstrate your commitment to work proactively and in partnership with people with learning disabilities, their families and carers, supporting them to live successfully in the community supporting a wide range of needs. You will maintain effective links with mainstream services, working in partnership with agencies to support equal access and promote independence alongside a multi-disciplinary team. You will be committed to improving outcomes for people with a Learning Disability and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills in supporting health and occupational needs.

As the Community Learning Disability Occupational Therapist, you will be joining a workforce who is staffed by a passionate, supportive and dedicated team to improve our patient's quality of life. This is an excellent opportunity to practice Occupational Therapy within the rewarding and diverse field of community learning disability whilst developing your skill set.

TheCommunity Learning Disability Occupational Therapistpost is a part time role of 30 hours. We can be flexible with how these hours are met which can be discussed further in interview. Being a driver is essential for this role.

For any queries, please contact

Main duties of the job

To provide support and work directly with people with learning disabilities in their home, including working with their families and Care & Support providers.

To work with the individual, their carers and members of the multi professional team in the formulation, implementation and review of a person-centred care and support plan. This will include risk assessments and management plans that will outline the support the individual requires to continue to live successfully within the community.

To ensure clear communication pathways are maintained to a high standard with relevant professionals.

To support a wide range of staff who work in social services and the independent sector providing clinical expertise and advice in aspects of behaviour and learning disability raising their awareness to ensure they meet the specific needs of the service user.

To undertake a care management role when it has been identified the majority of care required is health care and it is felt that there is an added benefit top the individual for a nurse to undertake this role. This will include co-ordinating meetings to review the quality and delivery of care.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Dorset HealthCare is in partnership withThe Princes Trustto support people getting into work, as part of this partnership, we offer an employability service to support individuals between 16-30 years old with application writing, interview skills and other employment support. Please contact to access the support.

Person Specification

registeration with professional body


  • registration with HCPC



  • level of experience and relevance to population



  • discusses/ evidence knowledge of health inequalities



  • experience of working with community MDT

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust


Ferndown and Purbeck Community Learning Disability Team

Penny's Walk



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