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Specialist Occupational Therapist - Learning Disabilities

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
Wood Green
£32,306 to £43,994 a year We welcome applications from Band 5's with experience in LD
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Band 5 or Band 6 Occupational Therapist, to join the Haringey Learning Disabilities Partnership (HLDP), an integrated health and social care team, on a fixed term contract.

You will be part of a small, cohesive therapy team, holding a casehold of service users (adults with learning disabilities), providing specialist Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions, to enable service users to achieve their maximum level of functional independence and participation in meaningful occupations. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to OT/Learning Disabilities service developments, deputise for the Lead OT when required, supervise junior staff and educate OT students on fieldwork placements.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide Occupational Therapy assessments, formulate and implement treatment plans, for an allocated caseload of service users
  • Apply knowledge and skills gained through post graduate experience and training, for example sensory, autism, mental health and PMLD
  • Carry out Comprehensive Care Act Eligibility Assessments of service users newly referred to the Learning Disabilities Team
  • Attend the multi-disciplinary team meetings, contribute professional knowledge to clinical discussion of complex cases.
  • Provide specialist advice and training to families, staff and services about appropriate treatment approaches, development programmes and adaptive equipment for clients.
  • Initiate, plan and run specialist OT treatment groups/projects for service users when indicated.
  • Maintain clinical records, according to policy and guidelines, and write specific OT reports as necessary.
  • Follow OT local and national guidelines and policies which relate to the profession and field of work, and suggest work changes in response to new legislation and policies.
  • Use goal-setting with service users to ensure effective treatment and as an O.T. outcome measure.
  • Attend regular supervision with the Lead OT and annual achievement review
  • Undertake training required by LD services
  • Educate staff and other agencies about the role of OT with Adults who have a Learning Disabilities.
  • Responsible for the supervision of unqualified OT staff/students.
  • Be involved in audits and service development projects

About us

The post-holder will be employed by BEH MHT, however day-to-day work will be under the responsibility of Haringey Council, as part of the integrated health and social care team.

Haringey Learning Disabilities Partnership is a friendly, enthusiastic, multi-disciplinary team, passionate about supporting adults with learning disabilities to lead fulfilling lives, with the appropriate level of support for their needs.

'BEHMHT is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) andcommunity Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We areone of the largest employers in North London delivering a range of mental healthand community services to a population of over one million. In Enfield, we provide afull range of child and adult community health services, which over the last fewyears has been integrating with its mental health services to provide better andmore holistic care.BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS) which is thelead provider of forensic mental health services; that managed the devolved NewModels of care budget, it delivers MH care across some of the prisons, andprovides MH services as HM Young Offenders Institutions in Aylesbury. We arerated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. We also provide one of the largest eatingdisorder services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services.'

Job description Job responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification by clicking on the JD/PS attachment in the advert.

Person Specification EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS Essential
  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy.
  • Registration with HCPC.
  • Post graduate training in assessment and interventions relating to occupational therapy and people with learning disabilities.
  • Training in Sensory Integration.
  • Training in Assessment of Motor and Process Skills.
  • Post-graduate OT practice, in a relevant clinical setting.
  • Experience in using standardized and structured assessments, and in implementing specialised OT treatment approaches.
  • Experience of assessing for specialist adaptive equipment and minor adaptations, and of evaluating effectiveness and safety.
  • Understand the importance of clinical governance.
  • Able to set goals and evaluate the outcomes of OT treatment.
  • Able to contribute to planning care in conjunction with service-users, carers and other professionals.
  • Training and involvement in clinical audit and service improvement.
  • Good at working as a member of a multi- disciplinary team, and facilitating effective team working.
  • Good communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex information clearly, verbally and in writing.
  • Resilient
  • Solution focused
  • An understanding of the importance of service user, and carer involvement in their own care and care planning
  • Car driver for business use.

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