Band 3 Occupational Therapy Assistant

Leicestershire Partner
Competitive salary
01 Apr 2021
11 Apr 2021
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Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We have a new and exciting opportunity for an Occupational Therapy support worker to join our well established team within LLR Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.

This is a recruit to train position and the successful candidate will be supported to undertake the Level 6/7 apprenticeship route through to professional qualification in Occupational Therapy. Apprenticeship training provides a supportive and satisfying route through to professional Qualification, studying part-time at University whilst working as a Support worker within CAMHS Outpatients service.

The successful candidate will need to meet the qualification requirements in order to undertake the apprenticeship training, for Level 6 these are 2-3 A Levels and 5 GCSE's ( grade A-C)and for Level 7( Masters) a degree level qualification in a relevant subject (science, Psychology). You will need to be prepared to undertake some study in your own time and be a car driver for travel to University and placements which will be within Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Level 6 apprenticeships are 4 years and Level 7, 2 years.

Upon successful application to the apprenticeship scheme, a training contract will be given which equates to annex 21 (Agenda for Change pay scale)

On completion of the programme, you will be invited to apply for a position as a Band 5 Occupational Therapist within the Trust.

For further information, please contact Ellisa Fisher, Lead Occupational Therapist on 0116 2952900/2971

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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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