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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa, pro-rata
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Learning Disability
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
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We currently have an exciting opportunity for a band 6 OT within the community support team for adults with learning disabilities (CST), up to 30 hours/week.

We are looking to recruit an OT with experience of working with adults with a learning disability OR an OT with good transferable skills.

We would welcome applications from experienced band 5s and current band 6s who are wanting to develop both their clinical and professional skills, as well as developing their leadership skills through opportunities within the community support team, our Neurodevelopmental Services and DHCFT.

The post will be within the Derby City and County community support teams and due to the nature of this role, the post holder will need to be a car driver or be able to demonstrate that they can travel within the southern Derbyshire area.

We are seeking to recruit an OT who is enthusiastic and motivated to work with the adult learning disability population, working as part of a multi-disciplinary team and developing good working relationships with colleagues within health and across multiple agencies.

You will use your core OT skills to carry out occupation focused assessments and interventions working in a variety of community settings.

Main duties of the job

You will have access to support from the CST OT team, the wider Neurodevelopmental Service (NS), and professional networks.

CPD is encouraged and you will be given opportunities to attend the NS band 6 OT support group to share clinical knowledge and training, and also the Trust wide OT practice development group to further develop your clinical and professional skills.

Regular supervision and individual annual development reviews are provided.

Part time hours up to 30 hours per week available.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person Specification Essential Essential
  • State registered as an OT with the HCPC
  • Further post graduate training
Essential Essential
  • Full driving licence and access to a vehicle /ability to travel across the geographical area
essential Essential
  • Experience of using OT focused assessment tools.
  • Knowledge/experience of prescribing equipment/technical aids

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