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Band 6 Children's Occupational Therapist

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
28 Jan 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you happy singing nursery rhymes? Do you like to build obstacle courses? Can you be imaginative with toys and engage children with age-appropriate therapeutic play? If so, then this role may be just for you!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Occupational Therapist to join our large innovative community based team working across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, as part of our City Team.

The Children's Occupational Therapy Service seeks to provide a high quality service to children, young people and their families in their home, nurseries and schools. We have developed pathways within Early Years, Complex Disability and Physical disability, and specialist interests in eating and drinking difficulties, palliative care, neuromuscular conditions, hemiplegia and splinting. You will also have the support of a Clinical Professional Lead.

You need to be able to demonstrate:

  • An understanding of working in a community setting, the complexities of working within a family and a multidisciplinary, multiagency environment
  • Be familiar with children's equipment and their use
  • Be willing to be trained in the delivery of a number of assessment tools and interventions used by Occupational Therapists in community children's services.

Car owner/driver essential (or suitable alternative) as it is unlikely that public transport will meet the needs of this job.

Main duties of the job

  • To work as a specialist clinician to utilise, develop and enhance Occupational Therapy clinical and professional skills within the service to deliver high standards of practice.
  • To apply the Occupational Therapy process within a multidisciplinary format providing specialist assessment and treatment in clinical care pathways.
  • To take a lead in developing the service. This involves promoting high quality clinical practice and ensuring professional standards are maintained in the workplace.
  • To deliver a specialist Occupational Therapy service to patients within a variety of settings, requiring flexibility/adaptability in recognising the complexity of these environments to maximise their abilities and opportunities for occupational wellbeing.

About us

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Here at LPT, our values are Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Trust, which we keep at the heart of everything we do.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the attached document titled Information for Applicants.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or varied working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

For all substantive roles, new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6-month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants at risk within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.

Job description Job responsibilities

If you like what you've read and would like more information on the duties and responsibilities of this role, please click onto the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Additional specialist post-graduate training relevant to clinical area
Experience Essential
  • Ability to take a lead and work in partnership with other members of the multidisciplinary team in the delivery of Therapy Services in Clinical Care Pathways
  • Demonstrate confidence in own abilities relevant to post and experience
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own and others performance
  • Ability to identify, provide and promote support to all members of the Therapy Service
  • Ability to identify, provide and promote support to patients and carers
Knowledge and skills Essential
  • Experience of working as an Occupational Therapist in relevant area or has transferable skills
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation/issues impacting upon services
  • Experience of supervising Junior Staff, Students and/or Support Staff

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