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Occupational Therapist - Learning Disability

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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Are you a recently qualified band 5 looking to start your OT journey; or an experienced band 5 looking for a new challenge?

Do you want the chance to work as part of a dedicated and innovative MDT, where you will help to improve the lives and wellbeing of individuals with a Learning Disability?

Do you want to be part of a forward-thinking Trust who are rated 'Outstanding' by the CQC and a year winner of the HSJ Mental Health Trust of the Year award? Then this could be the role for you!

Due to some changes within the team, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a passionate and motivated Occupational Therapist. This post is for a fixed term period of a year but with a possibility for it to be extended. Due to this being a community post and much of the Occupational Therapy input taking place in individuals' homes or day centres, access to a vehicle is essential.

We are a supportive and forward-thinking team, with great peer networks; we actively pro-mote learning and professional development with opportunities in both clinical and leadership fields of work.

If you think this is the post for you, we welcome further discussions.

Main duties of the job

  • We are offering an exciting but rare opportunity for you to join the Bucks Community Learning Disability Health Team, where you will be able to use your core OT skills by promoting participation and independence in Activities of Daily living, whilst having the opportunity to strengthen and develop these in specialist areas such as Sensory Integration, Positive Behaviour Support and Equipment needs.
  • You will be joining a highly dedicated and creative Occupational Therapy service and will be encouraged and supported to undertake learning and development opportunities both in clinical and leadership fields.
  • The post will allow you to gain experience in a Specialist Learning Disability Service, where you will have the chance to work as part of a dedicated and innovative MDT - to help to improve the lives and wellbeing of individuals with a Learning Disability whilst.

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

About us

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

The Trust are embedding a Trauma Informed Approach within all of our inpatients units and that you will be part of this exciting development.

Then please read on...

Job description Job responsibilities

  • The post holder will provide Occupational Therapy input into the Buckinghamshire Community Learning Disability Health Team (Bucks CLDHT) with support from the Specialist and Highly specialist OTs.
  • The successful applicant will provide specialist Occupational Therapy interventions to service users with a learning disability; you will provide Occupational Therapy assessment and interventions for a specified service user group, to carry a caseload as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and to develop the Occupational Therapy service provision within the setting.
  • The postholder will be well supported by the wider Occupational Therapy team based within learning disability services in Buckinghamshire.

  • Diploma / degree in OT
  • Has an understanding of the impacts of having a Learning Disability and/or Mental Health condition
  • State registration with HCPC
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Application of the OT process with designated client group
  • Computer literacy including working knowledge and proficiency in using Word, Excel, e-learning packages, Electronic Patient records and Powerpoint.
  • Ability to manage own workload and determine priorities
  • Completion of Preceptorship at Band 5 level.
  • Post registration experience in a relevant clinical setting
  • Awareness and understanding of MOHO
  • Experience of working with people with mental health problems/learning disability

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