Tower Hamlets Community Learning Disability Service (CLDS) is seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated and experienced Occupational Therapist to join our dynamic, multi-disciplinary community team for a full time (37.5hrs/week) permanent position.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-established and award-winning integrated health and social care team (East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) and London Borough of Tower Hamlets (LBTH)) and be part of an Integrated Occupational Therapy service, working across health and social care in Tower Hamlets, a vibrant, diverse, multicultural London borough.
Occupational Therapy is a highly sought after and highly valued service within CLDS. Our team consists of a Clinical Lead OT, Band 7 OT, Band 6 OT, rotational Band 5 OT and a shared Therapy Assistant post. We have recently expanded our OT service to include a second Band 6 post and are seeking to fill the second of these positions.
The Community Learning Disability Service is organised into 3 multi-disciplinary integrated teams; Transition, Mental Health and Behavioural Support, and Community Health and Well-being. The successful candidate will represent Occupational Therapy within the Community Health and Well-being Team, providing clinical input for service users within this team, and more widely across the service, as required.
Main duties of the job
The successful candidate will also have responsibility for managing a complex caseload, completing Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions as well as eligibility assessments. They will represent Occupational Therapy and contribute to multi-disciplinary case discussions across ELFT, LBTH and Barts Health NHS Trust, as part of the wider Tower Hamlets Integrated Occupational Therapy Service.
The successful candidate will play an active role in service development initiatives within CLDS and will be expected to participate within the CLDS Duty service. They will also be responsible for supervising junior Occupational Therapy staff and students on placement.
For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Stephanie Delany, Band 7 Occupational Therapist 020 7771 5593 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.
Job description Job responsibilities
Kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.
Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
- oOccupational Therapy Diploma or Degree from an RCOT or World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) approved training establishment
- oCurrent HCPC Registration
- oEvidence of CPD maintained in a portfolio, including attendance at recent post-graduate courses/training
- oStudent Supervision training.
- oMinimum 18 months clinical experience in a broad range of specialities
- oExperience of working in a multidisciplinary team
- oExperience in training and educating other professionals & carers in the role of OT
- oExperience of working with adults with learning disabilities and additional complex needs (physical disabilities, sensory disabilities, mental health problems)
- oExperience of community-based work
- oExperience of working in a multi-cultural inner city setting
- oExperience of equipment provision, assessment and commissioning of major adaptations for client homes, day centres and schools
- oExperience of supervising students /assistants
- oInvolvement in audit, research and understanding of quality issues
Knowledge and Skills Essential
- oKnowledge of current legislation and government policy and how it affects the provision of services to adults with learning disabilities
- oKnowledge of current models of treatment, care and approaches appropriate to working with adults with learning disabilities
- oUnderstanding of Equal Opportunities Policies and how it affects staff and service users
- oSpecialist knowledge, understanding and application of Occupational Therapy process relating to client centred practice.
- oCommitment to improve the experience of adults with learning disabilities and their carers, appreciating the complexity of context and the cultures of diversity
- oComputer skills
- oEvidence of participation in audit/research
- Presentation Skills
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