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Occupational Therapist

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Full Time
Forensic Occupational Therapy is a specialism, assessments undertaken contribute directly in developing the multidisciplinary teams perceptions for ongoing and emerging needs.

OT's at Moorlands view are supported to adopt a relational approach. The service user pathway is structured to maximise continuation of the therapeutic alliance and the relational security.

Service users receive input from Occupational Therapy at the earliest opportunity on their forensic pathway. OT work commonly starts preadmission where service users expectations are managed, and the purpose of the admission is identified.

Therapists are expected to develop strong working relationships with CMHT, transition workers, housing providers and other members of MDT to ensure appropriate future planning.

We also support development of the wider therapeutic environment and rehabilitation agenda.

Outcomes are continually measured and evaluated with the service user and at clinical meetings, establishing the effectiveness of the treatment offered and identifying any additional needs.

Closing Date: 15th July 2024

Shortlisting Date: 16th July 2024

Proposed interview Date: 25th July 2024

Main duties of the job

  • To manage a clinical caseload as required to meet the needs of forensic service users.
  • To support development of rehabilitation pathways as defined by OT Team manager.
  • To input evidence based specialist occupational therapy knowledge and skills to the multi disciplinary forensic service and as part of wider rehabilitation pathways.
  • To support the OT manager being a proactive team member in respect of communication, team administration, quality of service and service development.
  • To provide effective supervision and support to all colleagues.
  • To deliver high quality practice placement education.

About us

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values: -

We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

We Listen - We understand people's views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partnersWe will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and home lives and support staff by offering a fantastic range of benefits including :Increase mileage rates for > 3500A wide range of health and wellbeing support packagesA range of internal and external development and learning opportunitiesPlus many more.We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.BDCFT is dedicated to environmental and social sustainability by delivering on the commitments within our Green Plan. All staff are actively encouraged and supported to participate in training and to identify and implement sustainable quality improvement across all service areas and activities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Job description and person specification for more details about this role.

Right to Work in the UK

Prior to your appointment you will be asked to provide confirmation of your right to work and reside in the UK. During your continued employment with the Trust, you have a personal responsibility to notify your manager as soon as possible should there be any changes to your right to work status.

Regrettably, if the role is not eligible for sponsorship under the Trusts eligibility criteria, the Trust are unable to extend your employment beyond the expiration of your current visa. The Trust is not responsible or liable for ensuring that your employment continues after this period.

As a condition of continuous employment, it essential you maintain the legal right to work in the United Kingdom throughout the duration of your employment with Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust (BDCFT). Any change in your right-to-work status, including but not limited to visa expiration, revocation, or denial of renewal, may impact your eligibility for employment with the Trust. It is your responsibility to promptly inform your Line Manager of any changes in your right-to-work status immediately and to provide necessary documentation for verification purposes. Failure to obtain or renew your visa in a timely manner is a breach of employment conditions and will result in termination of your employment. We appreciate your attention to this matter and your commitment to fulfilling this requirement promptly

Person Specification



  • Degree or equivalent pre-registration award in occupational therapy
  • registered with the HCPC



  • Experience working with individuals having neurodevelopmental/ LD/ Mental health disorders
  • Experience of team leadership

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust


Moorlands view, Lynfield mount hospital



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