Occupational Therapist - Learning Disability

Gray Healthcare
14 Oct 2018
15 Oct 2018
Contract Type

Position: Occupational Therapist - Learning Disability

Location: Homebased with national travel + Liverpool (Head Office Wavertree Technology Park)

Vacancy: Permanent - Full Time

Salary: GBP22,000 - GBP26,000 PA plus car allowance GBP2,400 PA

Hours: 37.5

Gray Healthcare is a specialist health and social care provider, supporting people with complex challenging needs, disabilities and long-term conditions looking to step back into the community from long-term in-patient support services.
At Gray Healthcare, we offer our own dynamic approach to care, enabling people to move back into their own homes - into their own communities - giving them control of their life.
We create a bespoke support package for each individual with care support from our own multi-disciplinary team, adaptable to meet all current and future needs.

We are looking for an occupational therapist to join the team, working with our MDT to support with rehabilitation for both new and existing customer.
The post would be suited to a specialist within learning disabilities or someone either newly qualified or wanting to become a specialist within learning disability.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to our head of clinical practice and governance, with guidance from a senior occupational therapist
  • Working as part of the integrated multi-disciplinary team taking responsibility for assessment and management of a clinical caseload of patients with complex and/or occupational therapy needs
  • Establishing individualised management and treatment plans using clinical reasoning and utilising a wide range of evidence-based treatment skills and options to formulate highly specialised interventions and programmes of care
  • Promoting health and reduce inequalities for all patients accessing the occupational therapy service so that they may be able to maximise their potentials in terms of health education and social well-being
  • Contributing to clinical leadership and supervision facilitating a culture of learning and reflective practice within occupational therapy
  • Contributing to training and development programmes
  • Establishing and maintaining productive working relationships and communication channels within the commissioners and other external key stakeholders
  • Establishing and maintaining effective and appropriate communication with our service users and their relatives
  • Interpreting clinical and non-clinical facts to develop specialised packages of care for service users incorporating individual treatment plans and goals based on clinical reasoning skills
  • Ensuring that risk prevention and risk management strategies are effectively utilised within the field of practice
  • Ensuring that up to date written and electronic records and activity data are maintained in accordance with professional and Gray Healthcare standards
  • To be considered for the role, you will need:

  • Degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy
  • Current professional registration with HPC as an Occupational Therapist and responsibility for maintaining this registration
  • Training in the use of standardised occupational therapy assessment tools
  • Evidence of updating practice and continued professional development
  • Minimum of one years' post-registration experience, either within learning disabilities or on a rotation
  • Broad experience of working with clients with a range of mental health problems
  • Experience of both group and individual work
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary working
  • Experience of multi-agency working
  • In return, we will offer:

  • Training & Development Opportunities - We pride ourselves on our bespoke care, with specialist training that will educate in a generalist way and with technique aimed to support the one individual that you will be working with!
  • As a growing organisation, we will make sure you have regular supervisions with peers and our clinical lead.
    Every employee at Gray is offered clear succession plans and CPD opportunities to help you grow with us!
  • QCF or assessment training opportunities in Health & Social Care where appropriate
  • A competitive salary - As advertised - dependant on your experience/specialism/ability to travel
  • Important Stuff

    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.

    We are committed to supporting individuals who identify under the disability act as a disability committed employer.
    Please let us know as part of your application if you wish to be considered for an interview under the disability act as you may be guaranteed an interview if you clearly meet the job description.

    Any offers made will be pending suitable onboarding, including referencing up to 5 years, a DBS check, qualification vetting.

    As part of our recruitment process, you will receive a profile of the individual you will be supporting, and assessed with questions that we have created with the individual.