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Community Occupational Therapist (LD) - Band 5

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This post involves working closely within a passionate and skilled Multi-disciplinary Team, consisting of Nursing, Physiotherapy, Psychiatry, Occupational Therapy, Psychology and Speech Therapy colleagues. A commitment to team working is essential and rewarding.

The post holder should be able to demonstrate effective clinical reasoning skills, apply theory to practice and communicate effectively with patients, their families, carers and colleagues alike.

The successful candidate will receive regular supervision and will encouraged to utilise reflective practice. You will require current HCPC registration, post-registration experience is helpful but not essential and we have an excellent preceptorship programme for newly qualified Occupational Therapists. We welcome applications from those about to qualify.

You will be expected to complete assessments, care-plans and deliver a range of intervention within the local community.

If you feel you have the passion for this role and wish to experience the freedom, self-management and progressive nature of Gloucestershire Health & Care Foundation Trust Occupational Therapy then we would be delighted to hear from you.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Main duties of the job

Provide specialist Occupational Therapy to service users with severe / complex needs and learning disabilities.
  • Provide evidenced-based Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention to optimise the service users' ability to engage in and maintain meaningful occupations in line with the principles of social inclusion and/or recovery.
  • Undertake care co-ordination responsibilities for an allocated number of service users.
  • Contribute to training and support for primary and secondary health care professionals, social care providers and families to enable them to better meet the occupational needs of service users.

About us

We have in excess of 5000 staff working over 50 sites, providing a diverse range of services. We strive to support an organisational culture that is welcoming, builds and celebrates inclusivity and diversity and provides a sense of belonging and trust.

The annual NHS Staff Survey gives our people the opportunity to tell us about their experience working at the Trust. For the 2023 survey just over 2800 colleagues gave us their views (58.5%). It was great to see from the results that colleagues are saying that:
  • 89.7% believe they are making a positive difference to patients/service users
  • 73.3% would recommend the organisation as a place to work
  • 82.4% agree that care of patients and service users is the organisations priority
  • 76.7% would be happy with the standard of care for a friend or relative

Our results put us as 5th nationally as a Community, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities NHS Employer of Choice and 1st equal amongst all NHS Provider Trusts in the South West. However, we know we have more to do and will continue to drive forward our commitment to making GHC a Great Place to Work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A more detailed Job description and Person Specification can be found in the relevant documents attached to this advertisement

Person Specification

from application form


  • Appropriate qualification leading to registration (Degree / Diploma in OT)
  • Commitment to MDT working
  • Interest and knowledge of working with people with an LD
  • Evidence of reflection


  • Post registration experience within a community setting
  • Evidence of advanced training or interest in further training



  • Ability to travel effectively around a mixed urban / rural locality

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Leckhampton Lodge

Charlton Lane Centre



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