Occupational Therapist - Learning Disabilities
I am currently working on behalf of a market leading Healthcare organisation that is seeking to appoint an Occupational Therapist to join their existing staff team for specialist services in the Colchester area.
The service within the region provides specialist learning disability rehabilitation services for those with learning disabilities and other complex needs.
The role will provide leadership, supervision and professional consultation, guidance and advice to a designated specialist client group. You will be the lead in providing Occupational Therapy interventions whilst applying an evidence based, flexible and client-centred approach working within the Clinical Services Team to meet the health and social care needs of clients referred to the company.
The main duties include:
• Formulating treatment plans in consultation with the service user
• Managing, with support and supervision and prioritise a caseload of service users with complex physical health needs and/or challenging behaviour
• To undertake comprehensive and timely assessments of clients
• To maintain and demonstrate up to date knowledge and skills relevant to the field of practice.
• To take responsibility for ongoing personal and professional development
Key skills required include:
• You will need to be a qualified, HCPC registered, Occupational Therapist
• Ideally experience of working within an inter-disciplinary team and an understanding of Learning disabilities would be beneficial
• Knowledge of Occupational Therapy assessments and an understanding of OT outcome measures
• A number of years post graduate experience in the field
• Adaptable and creative to meet their needs, and have the skills and ability to work with people that may be difficult to engage and with challenging behaviour patterns.
• Excellent communication skills on all levels
Salary - £23-29k Lower end for newly qualified - Upper end for more specialist/band 6 equivalent with relevant experience working with the client group
If you are interested in this vacancy please send your CV to and I will give you a call. Alternatively you can call me on for more information.
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