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Occupational Therapist

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The Arc (Derbyshire County Council), Bolsover
Salary details
Grade 9 - 11 £15,027 - £20,319 per annum
Job term
Part Time
Appointment type
18 hours and 30 minutes per week
Closing Date
26 May 2024

Derbyshire County Council has recently undertaken a detailed review of its Occupational Therapy services. The review brings Occupational Therapy to the forefront of reablement services whilst strengthening our ‘core’ Occupational Therapy activity, with a centralised service delivery model.

We are currently seeking to recruit professionally qualified and HCPC registered part time Occupational Therapists to join our newly remodelled Short-Term Assessment & Reablement Teams.

As part of our multi-disciplinary Short-Term Assessment & Reablement Team (START) a person centred, goal focused approach is used in the persons own home, to enable them to gain or re-gain their independence with daily living tasks or improve their level of independence through maximising their own strengths and/or through identifying the best approach to support them.

This is underpinned by the Care Act 2014 where there is a focus on person centred working and the development of preventative and reablement services within health and social care, which aims to defer the point at which people reach crisis point. 

Your role will include the assessment of activities of daily living using a restorative and compensatory approaches by removing environmental barriers and helping people to regain practical skills and confidence. You will need to be able to carry out moving and handling assessments and activities as part of this role.

Occupational Therapist’s strengths in assessment and goal planning are integral to people achieving personalised outcomes. They can use such skills, together with their knowledge of the medical, physical, emotional, and cognitive impact of disability and injury, to ensure that reablement is tailored to an individual’s needs and potential for independence.

As leaders in this field, you will mentor colleagues in the Multi-Disciplinary Team to help us to shape and develop our services.

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 supported in your role by a wider network of Occupational Therapists including a dedicated Occupational Therapy Senior Practitioner for clinical supervision. Derbyshire offer a clear career pathway for Occupational Therapists and colleagues will be supported to identify opportunities for progression through their Professional Development Review.

For further information, please contact Ania Popanda (ania.popanda2@derbyshire.gov.uk )

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.