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Occupational Therapist

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
West Malling /Tunbridge Wells
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
25 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking an enthusiastic band 5 occupational therapist to join our specialist multi-disciplinary teambased in West Kent.Come and join our community-based team who work closely alongside local authority and specialist mentalhealth services to support adults with learning disabilities and complex needs.This is an excellent opportunity to work in an extremely rewarding specialist area where you will use your OTskills to manage a clinical caseload within a well-established and friendly team.We believe in treating the whole person, not just the condition, so we provide flexible and holistic care in arange of community settings.

Main duties of the job

The occupational therapy team provides specialist support to enable people to live their lives fully in thecommunity.You will be expected to:oManage a clinical caseload providing assessment and interventions for people with a learning disability. Youwill work towards maximising a person's quality of life by providing clinical expertise, behavioural and/orengagement support.oMeasure progress and ensure effective outcomes for the individualo Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work well as part of a team. Youwill be required to work closely with all stakeholders and promote effective collaborate working with all thoseinvolved in the person's life.oContribute to the development of multi-disciplinary best practice, service development and qualityimprovement. The post holder will be encouraged to access regular supervision, annual appraisal andidentified CPD opportunities as required/available

About us

Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we've got a passion for delivering high standards of patient care and excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values compassionate Aspirational Responsive Excellent

We know a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. We pride ourselves in being diverse and welcome applications from people with varied backgrounds, perspectives and experiences

We ask for information about your protected characteristics on our application forms. This isn't visible to anyone involved with shortlisting or interviewing you, except when you choose to be considered under the guaranteed interview scheme due to disability. Short listers will see two ticks alongside your application to ensure they apply the principles of the scheme to your submission

The data we collect helps us to ensure we are attracting diversity in our applicants, that all our colleagues have equitable access to career opportunities and supports us on our journey to being a Great Place to Work

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Talk to us about a flexible working arrangement that won't involve sacrificing time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this in your application. If you need an application form in an alternative format please let our recruitment team know. All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate.

Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.

We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.

At KCHFT we strongly encourage colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.

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Good luck! We cant wait to meet you and welcome you to #teamKCHFT, #cometocommunity.

Person Specification



  • Registered Healthcare Professional with relevant Professional body (Occupational Therapist / HCPC) Degree in Occupational Therapy


  • Mentoring qualification equivalent



  • Experience of recent community healthcare gained through education or work experience placement or previous employment


  • Experience of working with people with a learning disability



  • Awareness of professional issues and recent developments in the NHS Knowledge of up to date clinical practice Legislation and policies relating to people with a learning disability



  • Sound communication and interpersonal skills (verbal and written) Ability to organise own work Ability to cope with change Ability to use own initiative



  • Ability to motivate and organise others to ensure best practice. Ability to work under pressure Flexible and adaptable



  • Able to support the implementation of local and national agenda's for health under the guidance of the team lead manager. Ability to prioritise care delivery in a professional manner, taking into account Trust policies and procedures.

Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust


Worrall House/Montague House

West Malling /Tunbridge Wells

ME19 4AE

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