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Occupational Therapist Intensive (IST)

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum, pro rata
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic, dedicated Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our Intensive Support Team (IST) for adults with learning disabilities, based in Peterborough. This team offers you a unique opportunity to develop your skills and understanding both of working with adults with learning disabilities and of the system and partners. This is a part-time post which with our OT already in post gives fulltime cover to the team.

Our team supports adults with learning disabilities who have complex needs. Our goal is to support our service users to remain in their community at a time of crisis, by offering additional mental health support, therapy, and treatment. We work to source appropriate accommodation for service users to allow them to return from out of area placements and work closely with services supporting young people to prevent them having to leave Peterborough unnecessarily.

We are looking for an Occupational Therapist to work with our multidisciplinary team. If you are successful, you will be providing input in to Positive Behaviour Support and trauma informed care. A key part of your role will be further enhancing the MDT and supporting the team with developing an understanding of people's difficulties to enhance the service users care. As a team we are passionate about development and providing the best possible care for our service users.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will participate in multi-disciplinary/ multi-agency working within the IST and with Key partners and contribute to the design of individually tailored services for adult with learning disabilities and additional mental illness/challenging behaviour.

Developing of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) plans, Developing of service users skills to support PBS. To undertake Sensory assessments give specialist input in to accommodation using, the Safe Home Environment Assessment (SHEA) is designed to help identify risk behaviours or individual preferences that may need to be considered in the physical environment.

About us

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health and social care organisation dedicated to providing high-quality care with compassion to improve the health and wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting andempowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services, not only via inpatient and primary care settings, but also within the community. These services include children's, adult and older people's mental health, forensic and specialist mental health, learning disabilities, primary care and liaison psychiatry, substance misuse, social care, research and development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high-calibre candidates who share our vision and values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including people with long term conditions and members of our ethnic minority and LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities

The successful candidate will participate in the delivery of a specialist LD Occupational Therapy under the guidance of the lead Occupational Therapist by managing a caseload of clients with complex learning disabilities.To provide professional supervision to other staff /students as appropriate including appraisal and professional development particularly mandatory training.As an autonomous practitioner to manage a specialist case load providingassessment, identification, and treatment of the health needs of adults with a learning disability.MDT working will include being involved in developing of Positive Behaviour support plans, sensory Assessments, using active support to support meaningful engagement, being part of developing working formulations and bespoke staff training

To undertake specialist OT assessments. i.e. Sensory Integration.

To use specialist skills and clinical reasoning to work with clients with a learning disability, whose health need relates to the effect of their learning disability upon their occupational performance, enabling the client in the areas of self-care, productivity, and leisure. In conjunction with the individual their family, paid carers and external agencies.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • BSc (Hons) Degree in OT / Diploma equivalent.
  • Registration with HCPC


  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Qualified Practice Placement Educator
  • Additional clinical training relevant to specialism



  • Experience of working with adults with Learning Disability
  • Experience of managing a caseload
  • Experience of Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention relevant to adults with LD
  • Experience of organising and chairing meetings


  • Post qualifying experience within a Community MDT.
  • Care Co-ordination in CPA/Case Management
  • Experience in providing clinical supervision
  • Proven training in Sensory integration

Skills & Abilities


  • Able to demonstrate commitment to high quality care and service provision
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective organisation and time management skills
  • Ability to prioritise your own work and the work of those you supervise
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance and of those you supervise
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Ability to work as part of MDT
  • Ability to work under pressure and cope with stress
  • Ability to manage conflict
  • Ability to motivate others, Positive attitude Willingness to learn


  • Counselling Skills.
  • Ability to deliver health education training

Knowledge & Understanding


  • Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act Knowledge
  • IT skills
  • Understanding of Clinical governance,Understanding of research and audit processes,
  • Awareness of current trends legislation and guidance in support for people with learning disabilities and their carers Knowledge of Occupational Therapy models of practice
  • Understanding of Occupational Therapy Outcome measures
  • Knowledge of treatment strategies
  • Knowledge of the Enabling approach to support people to meet their full potential
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


  • Ability to participate in research and Audit.



  • Recognise people's right to privacy and dignity, treating every person with respect
  • Health, safety, and Risk aware

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust


Intensive Support Team (LD)

53 Thorpe Rd



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