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Occupational Therapist Learning Disabilities

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Bulwell, Nottinghamshire
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum (pro rata for part-time)
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Learning Disability
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for a highly motivated, autonomous, creative occupational therapist to provide specialist occupational therapy input for clients with an intellectual disability in the community.

Our services are for adults with a learning disability. We offer support for people who have behaviours that challenge, sensory differences, Dementia and difficulties with activities of daily living and who maybe been excluded from other services as a result of this. We can also support people with learning disabilities who have mental and / or physical healthcare needs. The role will cover Nottingham City Community Intellectual disabilities Team (CIDT)

This role is suitable for a newly qualified occupational therapist and any support or training will be provided as needed.

Main duties of the job

To create and provide a high quality occupational therapy service within a community environment for those with an Intellectual Disability. Working closely with a MDT team the occupational therapist will be expected to lead on therapeutic interventions and provide a excellent level for service for the clients.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

  • To deliver OT pathways in community services
  • To make clinical judgement other types of interventions/assessments as required
  • You would be expected to provide a range of interventions to meet the needs of the service user/carers
  • Identify and assess risks and complete good clinical risk assessment
  • Prioritise caseload allocation to ensure appropriate service delivery
  • Develop, implement and co-ordinate a range of group work and individual work
  • To support the IDD Single Point of Access (SPA) to screen referrals

Person Specification
Quailfications / Training
  • BSc or equivalent in Occupational Therapy
  • Registration with Health Professions Council

  • CPD portfolio
  • COT membership

  • Experience of working with people with intellectual disabilities and/or mental health
  • Experience of managing own caseload
  • Experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary/multi-agency team

  • Evidence of CPD and attendance at relevant training
  • Experience of mental health act/mental capacity act/DOLS
  • Experience of different approaches when working with adults with learning disabilities
  • Experience of using positive behavioural strategies

  • Facilitating or supporting with group work
  • Experience of promoting user involvement
  • Risk assessments and positive risk work

  • Knowledge of sensory processing
  • Awareness of using outcome measures (EKOS)
  • Contributions to an audit process
  • Safeguarding procedures
  • Knowledge of the National challenging behaviour path

  • Can demonstrate effective communication skills both verbal and written
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to complete documentation to high standard
  • Evidence of working in a team but also able to work as an autonomous practitioner
  • Have skills in delivering therapeutic intervention to service users

  • Knowledge of recent research/legislation relevant to intellectual disability/mental health
  • Experience of contributing to service developments
  • Ability to motivate service users and other members
  • Good clinical reasoning skills

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