Occupational Therapist

  • Part Time
  • Anywhere


Closing date: 23 June 2024

Occupational Therapist South (Erewash based) 30 hours permanent.

Are you an Occupational Therapist who enjoys working in the community, building relationships to support adults to maximise their independence?

Are you a creative problem solver who can work well on their own initiative and within a team?

If so, Derbyshire County Council Adult Social Care and Health wants to hear from you.  We are seeking to recruit a person centred, professionally qualified and HCPC registered Occupational Therapist for a permanent part-time contract based in Erewash covering the South of the County.  We have an experienced management team who are committed to good support, advice, supervision, and a nurturing team ethos. 

You will be supported in your role by a wider network of Occupational Therapists including a dedicated Occupational Therapy service manager and dedicated Occupational Therapy senior practitioners.

You will have opportunities to work across a variety of areas including safeguarding, complex health and social care needs, moving and handling, learning disabilities and behaviours that challenge, duty team responses, assistive technology, hospital liaison, housing and major adaptations among others.

As part of our  Adult Care Team, you will be required to take a strength-based approach to deliver a proportionate, personalised, safe and sustainable response for local adults, their carers, and families.

A positive approach to risk taking, personal resilience and the ability to contribute to inter agency and multi-disciplinary approaches both across the council and in other statutory bodies are key to this role.

Occupational Therapists will be recruited at Grade 9 or 11 depending on knowledge, skills and experience demonstrated in the recruitment process.

You will:

  • Be registered with the HCPC or have applied for registration.
  • Have knowledge and/or experience of working within a person centred, holistic and strengths-based way.
  • Have knowledge and/or experience in assessing a person’s activities of daily living.
  • Have knowledge and/or experience of physical, learning disabilities and/or mental health conditions and the impact on occupational performance.
  • Have knowledge and/or experience of equipment and adaptation solutions.
  • Have the ability to manage and prioritise your casework.
  • Have good communication skills and the ability to form positive relationships with a wide range of partner professionals and agencies.
  • Have good time management skills and be highly motivated.
  • Have an understanding of statutory legislation that underpins Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention in adult social care and health.
  • Be a reflective practitioner with a commitment to supervision and professional development working within relevant codes of conduct.
  • Have knowledge and/or experience of safeguarding principles and how these are embedded in everyday practice.

We offer:

  • A supportive and welcoming team who are committed to providing an excellent service.
  • Flexible and hybrid working.
  • Caseload management and regular supervision from experienced OT managers and Senior Practitioners.
  • Regular peer support and communities of practice.
  • Support with your professional development with opportunities to progress to senior and management roles.
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Developed and positive working relationships with OTs in Health Services.
  • Generous annual leave in addition to 8 days statutory bank holidays
  • Excellent occupational pension scheme
  • Employee wellbeing strategy and benefits  
  • Employee offers and discounts.
  • HCPC registration fees reimbursed.
  • Mileage allowance.

Please see the attached testimonials to see what other employees think about working for us.

For an informal discussion about these posts please contact Joanne.evans@derbyshire.gov.uk

Provisional Interview Date: 26 June 2024



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