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Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Senior Occupational Therapist

Job Type

Permanent

Region

Central Lancashire

Salary

Location

£33,706 - £40,588

Posted Date

13 December 2022

Chorley

Closing Date

6 January 2023

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Adult Community Learning Disability Service working across the Central Locality. The post holder will work within current multi-disciplinary teams and contribute to core clinical functions within the team, as well as the provision of specialised occupational therapy interventions. They will complement existing training provisions by the team into the local communities to support people to stay in their residency/home and prevent escalating need and increased risk of admission.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be an experienced Occupational Therapist with knowledge and skills in supporting people with a learning disability with complex health needs. Adaptability, good communication skills and self-motivation are essential. You will also be able to demonstrate that your practice is evidence based and innovative.
Working for our organisation

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information, please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT
Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.
Person specification
Education
Essential criteria

- HCPC Registration Degree / Diploma in Occupational Therapy.

Knowledge
Essential criteria

- Detailed knowledge of how a learning disability impacts on occupational performance and how occupational therapy theory informs practice within learning disability services.
- Knowledge of current best practice in learning disability services and awareness of relevant government directives and legislation.

Experience
Essential criteria

- Treatment of a broad range of conditions & Learning Disability experience.
- Demonstrable evidence of improving and developing service /practice.

Please note that further communication from Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCFT) will normally be to the email address given on the application form. You should also ensure that email addresses and telephone numbers are provided for your referees, to enable LSCFT to contact them.

Please ensure that you read the Person Specification attached below as your application will be measured against this document. Applications from job share partners are welcome and other forms of flexible working will be considered for all posts.

For all posts which require a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check please be aware of the Disclosure & Barring Service Code of Practice, a copy of which is available by logging on to the DBS website. If the post is subject to DBS disclosure, a charge will be made to the successful candidate(s).

You are advised to consider applying for LSCFT vacancies as soon as possible as in some instances vacancies are closed as soon as a sufficient number of applications have been received. If you are not invited to interview within three weeks of the closing date then please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful, as it is not possible to contact all unsuccessful candidates.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Care is committed to celebrating difference as an asset and we know that recruiting talent from diverse backgrounds helps to create a more flexible, creative and effective workforce. We actively challenge discrimination and welcome applications from people regardless of age, disability (especially those with experience of accessing mental health, or Learning Disability Services or caring for someone who has accessed mental health services or Learning Disability Services), ethnicity, gender, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Our goal is for the Trust to be truly representative of the communities we serve so we are particularly keen to receive applications from people in under-represented groups. The organisation is proud to be listed as one of the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers and our HR department holds the Lancashire LGBT Quality Mark. If there is anything you’d like to discuss in relation to your application then please ask.

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