Specialist Occupational Therapist

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Newton Abbot
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum pro rata
Closing date
14 Aug 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Learning Disability
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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The role
  • Are you someone looking to start a career in one of the UK’s most respected mental health trusts?
  • Would you like to do a job that makes a difference every day?

We are looking for a Specialist Occupational Therapist to join the adult Learning Disability Intensive Assessment and Treatment Team (IATT) based at Estuary House, to clinically cover the South Devon & Torbay area.

Across Devon learning disability services, Occupational Therapy is a large and well respected profession within IATT teams. Our work is integral to the Learning Disability evidence based care pathways including; Behaviours that Challenge, Dementia, Mental Health, and Complex Health. Occupational Therapy contribute to the formulation and planning of Positive Behaviour Support Plans, memory clinics, STOMP and much more. We have a strong role in supporting the development of capable environments around the needs of our client group. Our core business as Occupational Therapists is specialist assessment and intervention to promote engagement in meaningful occupations to maximise health and wellbeing.

The post holder will provide management and clinical support to junior Occupational Therapy staff based within the team alongside Occupational Therapy students and apprentices. Therapists are encouraged to be innovative and motivated in contributing to the leadership and development of the Learning Disability Occupational Therapy service.

Due to the large geographical area of work suitable access to transport will be required.

Devon Partnership NHS Trust is growing as we establish ourselves as one of the leading providers of mental health services in the country.

Working as part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust you will make a difference to people’s lives from the moment you start.

£32,306 - £39,027 per annum pro rata (Band 6)
About you
We are looking for an imaginative, creative and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to work with people with learning disabilities displaying distressed behaviour who have complex needs. The post holder will focus on assessing and providing specialist Occupational Therapy interventions and/or consultation and advice to support people to be an active member of their home and community, promoting engagement in meaningful occupations.

The post holder will have experience of managing a specialist caseload of adults with severe and complex learning disabilities who have additional health needs in a variety of settings in the community.

The post holder will have an interest in sensory processing assessment and treatment and experience in utilising specialist evidence based assessment and outcome measurement. Where required we will support clinicians to undertake necessary training to develop these skills.

We welcome applicants looking to develop their skills in this field or therapists who are considering a change and who will bring transferable skills and new solutions from different areas of expertise.
The location
The Occupational Therapy post is based within the South & Torbay Intensive Assessment and Team (IATT) at Estuary House, Newton Abbot. The clinical work undertaken will be across the Torbay and South Devon area. There are also some team-wide functions that the therapist will contribute to.
About us
We have excellent clinical leadership and supervision structures, hold regular Occupational Therapy meetings to include linking in with the wider trust AHPs, enabling regular CPD and learning opportunities. There is opportunity to develop specialist skills in sensory integration assessment and intervention with the support of trust wide clinical governance and peer supervision structures.

Join us at Devon Partnership NHS Trust and you’ll be joining an award-winning organisation that is passionate about mental health and learning disability. One that cares about the people it supports – and one that also cares about its staff.
Our offer to you
We recognise our people want to learn and develop, becoming the best that they can be. We offer all our staff a range of training opportunities including a variety of in-house training programmes designed and delivered by experts, and opportunities to access external training where appropriate.

In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive.

Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days of annual leave per year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years’ service with the NHS so you can really enjoy what Devon has to offer
  • Individual personal development plans and a commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our staff networks
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and reduced public transport rates
  • Structured learning and development opportunities.
Living here
Devon offers beautiful coastal and countryside locations with a wide range of social & leisure opportunities. This ranges from some of the best beaches in the Country, The Moors, Canals and rivers all of which can be accessed easily via foot, car, bike or boat.

Great place to work. Great place to live

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