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Specialist Occupational Therapist Secondment/FTC

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pro rata
Closing date
27 Mar 2023
The government and leading organisations across the health and care system are committed to Transforming Care for people with diagnosed learning disabilities and /or autism who display behaviour that challenges, including those with a mental health condition.

We are pleased to be able to recruit to a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to cover Maternity leave in the team. This could be on a *Secondment or Fixed-term contract basis (*see attached form).

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Main duties of the job

The Intensive Support Team is a functionalised multi-disciplinary team who interface with the core Community Learning Disability service delivery. In addition to the satisfaction of working in a progressive and dynamic service, this would be an excellent career development opportunity.

Appropriate training will be provided to ensure that we are supporting people who have a learning disability and whose behaviour challenges, to remain at home and avoid inappropriate hospital admissions. The team also supports the discharge of people in hospital and work with people to develop and maintain relationships and get the support they need to live healthy, safe and rewarding lives in their community.

The successful applicant will have post registration experience, ideally with some community and inpatient experience. You will be able to deliver a high standard of evidence based individual care, have excellent interpersonal skills to enable you to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team and be flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of the service around client care plans.

The successful applicant will receive regular clinical supervision from the Lead Occupational Therapist. Peer supervision and CPD workshops also support this role. In addition, in house learning opportunities and further training and development are available to further enhance knowledge, skills and confidence in working with this client group.

About us

At Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT), we deliver a wide range of physical, mental health, learning disability and autism services, and are proud to serve communities across Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond.

We put 'people at our heart'; this ethos is at the centre of everything we do and how we do it. We care for our staff and colleagues as much as they care for others and offer a wide range of benefits and development opportunities.

These include:
  • generous annual leave entitlement which increases during your time with us
  • excellent learning and development opportunities, including apprenticeship frameworks, distance learning, internal training, coaching and mentoring, and much more
  • salary sacrifice schemes for lease car/ vehicle, Cycle to Work, home and electronics, gym membership and more
  • discounts with a range of retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues through our Employee Assistance Programme and NHS discount schemes
  • wellbeing support, including an in-house counselling service, external helpline and more
  • staff networks and support groups

We're always on the lookout for people who share our passion for improving the lives and wellbeing of people in our community, as well as our values of compassion, collaboration, excellence, integrity and respect.

Job description Job responsibilities

Applicants must have independent means of transport to be able to travel daily across the working patch which covers Coventry and Warwickshire, with occasional need to travel to clients out of area.

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree or equivalent Occupational Therapy
  • Unrestricted registration with Health Professions Council (HPC)
Knowledge and skills Essential
  • Experience or interest in working with learning disabilities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Experience Essential
  • Competence with clients with complex needs, communication issues and/or challenging behaviour
  • Worked as part of an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of staff management
Other Essential
  • Able to travel for work purposes and have access to an independent means of transport.

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