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Occupational Therapist

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Staveley SS Sub Office, 19 High Street Staveley, CHESTERFIELD
Salary details
Grade 9 £13,101.96 - £14,056.56 Grade 11 £16,744.56 - £18,393.96 per annum
Job term
Part Time
Appointment type
Fixed Term - Due to funding 12 months from the start of contract
18 Hours and 30 minutes per week
Closing Date
28 August 2022
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified Occupational Therapist to join the Enhanced Support Team on a fixed term contract (12 months).   The team which has been operational for approximately 6 years is looking for a part-time (18.5 hours p/w) OT to work alongside the team of Social Workers in the delivery of the Building the Right Support (Transforming Care) programme within Derbyshire. 

Working with adults with learning disabilities and/or autism the team works with people whose complex presentation requires specialist assessment and planning skills that enable people to move away from in-patient care to a model which is more responsive and with the provision of high quality, person-centred support in the community.

As an experienced OT practitioner this vacancy affords an opportunity for you to develop your practice and skills in this area whilst working alongside the person, their support network and a team of dedicated Social Workers and external partners.  You will have knowledge and understanding of using person centred and strengths-based approaches that demonstrate the principles of the Mental Capacity Act (least restrictive) to include a commitment to identify solutions that reduce a person’s reliance on paid support, and which enable them to live their best life.

In addition, engaging with our partners from the independent and voluntary sector, manufacturers, and health colleagues you will undertake research to make recommendations relating to how developments within digital and assistive technology might be considered when planning how a person’s care and support needs might be met, you will then share this learning with colleagues across our department and partner agencies.

Whilst based within the Enhanced Support Team you will also work alongside our Transformation and Commissioning teams giving advice on new service developments e.g. environments that are suitably robust and sympathetic to people living with a learning disability and/or neurodiversity.

Reporting to the Service Manager for the Enhanced Support Team, you will also have regular contact with other Occupational Therapists working within our department and for clinical supervision.

If you would like more information about the post please contact Caroline Croll, Service Manager on 01629 537439.

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.