Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust provides a range of community health services for both physical and mental health conditions, as well as a range of specialist services supporting people of all ages including family and young people services, mental health, learning disabilities and physical health community and inpatient services.
We deliver services to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our 5500 staff serve a population of one million from over 100 sites across the region.
Leicestershire Partnership Trust FAMILY YOUNG PEOPLE & CHILDREN’S SERVICES Children’s Community Occupational Therapist (Band 5) Full Time – Permanent (part time considered minimum 22.5 hours).
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Occupational Therapist to join our innovative community based team working across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
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 and have the support of a Clinical Professional Lead.
You will have an Occupational Therapy qualification and HCPC registration and will need to demonstrate flexibility and initiative, to work as part of a Multidisciplinary and Multi Agency Team.
You will need to be able to manage your time effectively and will be required to manage a designated caseload with support. You will gain support and supervision in order to continue to develop your Occupational Therapy skills with children and young people. You will be responsible for supervision and support of support staff and students. We encourage continuous professional development through both internal and external training as part of the Personal Development Plan process.
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 and 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 as it is unlikely that public transport will meet the needs of this job.
For further information or an informal visit please contact Kirsty Gosling Team Lead for Children’s Therapy on [Click here to apply] at Bridge Park Plaza, Bridge Park Road, Thurmaston, Leicester, LE4 8PQ
We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.
Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.
For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.
To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.
For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.
We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end 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, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.
For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.
Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.
Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.
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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
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