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Occupational Therapist - Band 5

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year pro rata (pay award pending)
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Learning Disability
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
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Coventry and Warwickshire Neurodevelopmental Service - Adults

Newly Qualified Occupational Therapist - Band 5

Part time (18.75 hours) per week

Are you a newly qualified Occupational Therapist looking to be part of a friendly, expanding and dynamic multi-disciplinary team -working with individuals who are Autistic, ADHD, Dyspraxia and/or have Sensory processing difficulties.

This is an exciting opportunity for an Occupational Therapist with a particular interest in this clinical area to be a part of a developing service for adults referred by their GP's.

You will receive regular professional clinical supervision and you will therefore be professionally linked to other Occupational Therapist's within the adult service. Our services hold regular CPD training events and encourage case sharing and discussion. Your CPD will be in line with service needs will be actively encouraged.

We use 'autism' & 'autistic individual/adult/person' or 'on the autism spectrum' to describe people with an autism diagnosis. This reflects research on the preference for positive, identity-first language from autistic people and their families,

We also use 'neurodiversity' and 'neurodivergent' to describe groups or individuals with an autism or ADHD diagnosis. This reflects the variation seen in these diagnoses and the growing community of people who identify with these descriptions.

Main duties of the job

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

We are looking for an Occupational Therapist with some experience and/or interest in assessment and interventions for individuals with neurodevelopmental differences. As the successful post holder you will provide highly specialist evidence- based assessment of the individual's occupational profile and the impact of any, social, emotional, physical, psychological and/or sensory needs. You will contribute to the diagnostic process and also provide interventions, including education, group sessions and individual therapy.

About us

The neurodevelopmental service has an emphasis on interdisciplinary working to provide a thorough assessment with focus on post-diagnostic support and intervention. The team includes Psychology, Speech and Language Therapy, Psychiatry, Occupational Therapy and Nursing.

There is considerable emphasis on liaison with external services including Local Authority, Higher Education, Employment agencies secondary care and the voluntary sector.

Job description Job responsibilities

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

To provide occupational therapy assessment and treatment programmes to autistic clients and ADHD across the Trust this may be done using individual or group work.

To be an autonomous practitioner, holding a clinical caseload and working without direct supervision.

To support other therapy staff, students and colleagues deliver the Occupational Therapy services.

To provide advice, guidance and information to health and social care professionals, clients, carers, relatives or other non-professional contacts

As travel is an integral part of this post, car owner/driver, or suitable alternative transport to enable you to undertake the job is essential (It is unlikely that public transport will meet this requirement. This post is subject to a Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure at Enhanced level.

Please note many Trust interviews take place through Microsoft Teams, this can be downloaded either through the App Store or Google Play for use on your phone/tablet.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • BSC Occupational Therapy
  • Unrestricted registration with Health Professions Council (HPC)
Knowledge and skills Essential
  • Experience or interest in working with people with learning disabilities/ Autism and or ADHD
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
Experience Essential
  • Competent with clients with complex needs, communication issues and/or challenging behaviour
  • Worked as part of an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary team
  • Be able to work with clients on an individual basis and within groups

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