Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust Community Learning Disabilities Occupational Therapist Band 5 /Band 6 Part Time (30hrs)
Are you an enthusiastic, passionate, forward thinking Occupational Therapist looking to develop their skills and experience?
The Community Learning Disability Team covering patients living in Ferndown (and surrounding areas) and Purbeck, is staffed by a passionate, supportive and dedicated team, and is looking for a like-minded Occupational Therapist to join us.
This is an excellent opportunity to practice Occupational Therapy within the rewarding field of community learning disability.
Working part time (30hrs per week) the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate their commitment to work proactively and in partnership with people with learning disabilities, their families and carers, supporting them to live successfully in the community. This role requires you to maintain effective links with mainstream services, working in partnership with the CCG to support equal access. You will be committed to improving outcomes for our service users and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, in supporting health and occupational needs to support and empower people with a learning disability.
Main duties of the job
Working part time (30hrs per week) the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate their commitment to work proactively and in partnership with people with learning disabilities, their families and carers, supporting them to live successfully in the community.
This role requires you to maintain effective links with mainstream services, working in partnership with the CCG to support equal access. You will be committed to improving outcomes for our service users and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, in supporting health and occupational needs to support and empower people with a learning disability.
To assess the impact of a person's learning disability on theiroccupational performance and work with the person tosupport their engagement in occupation, promotingindependence and community participation. This will beimplemented in accordance with the Valuing Peopleprinciples of providing opportunities for people with learningdisabilities for greater independence, choice, well-being andcontrol.
Employment in this post requires a Standard/Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The DBS levies a charge of £23/£40 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments.
Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge.
At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.
We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.
Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.
Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.
Job description Job responsibilities
To assess the impact of a persons learning disability on their occupational performance and work with the person to support their engagement in occupation, promoting independence and community participation. This will be implemented in accordance with the Valuing People principles of providing opportunities for people with learning disabilities for greater independence, choice, well-being and control.
For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.
Person Specification business travel Essential
- able to adapt communication style
- Occupational Therapy degree
- HCPC registration
- membership of specialist group 9RCOT
- Further post grad training (eg SI)
Knowledge and skills Essential
- experience of working with people with LD
- be able to work independently and show initiative
- able to discuss key elements that impact on people with LD
- able to understand impact of capacity
Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.