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Social Care Practitioner - OT

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North East Team x 1 part time post - South OT Team x full & part time posts - North West & Dales x full & part time posts
Salary details
Grade 8 £25,582 - £27,493 per annum
Job term
Part Time and Full Time hours available
Appointment type
Various Hours Available
Closing Date
24 September 2023
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Derbyshire County Council has recently undertaken a detailed review of its Occupational Therapy services and are implementing a new countywide structure in January 2024. As a result, we are increasing our Occupational Therapy capacity by introducing a number of new and increased roles. We have a range of full and part time Occupational Therapy Social Care Practitioner opportunities across a number of localities in Derbyshire. 

We have 1.9 FTE posts in The North West & Dales team, one 0.5 FTE post in the North East team, and 3.4 FTE posts in the South team. We are happy to receive applications for a range of hours?

The successful candidates will undertake assessment and review of individuals with a focus on delivering a range of simple equipment and non-complex housing adaptations in line with preventative approaches. You will work with people and their families/carers to identify and mobilise their strengths, networks, communities and help to maximise independence and self-care. 

The role will work closely with other professionals such as Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Coordinators and be an excellent communicator, having the ability to liaise with people and their representatives to gather or provide information, to support successful outcomes and provide a good quality customer focussed service. 

You will coordinate your own case load, ensuring the Major Adaptation and Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) process runs smoothly with the support of the Occupational Therapy Coordinators and take action where there may be delays. The OT Social Care Practitioner will liaise with external stakeholders including District & Borough Councils around the administration of the DFG (Disabled Facilities Grant) and equipment providers. 

The Occupational Therapy Social care practitioner will be able to identify and assess personal daily living needs and take responsibility for planning and managing an individual workload.

As an employee of Derbyshire County Council, you will receive a competitive benefits package including:

  • 25 days of annual leave plus another 5 once you reach 5 years of continuous service (pro rata for part time)
  • Generous local government pension scheme
  • Guaranteed incremental annual pay increases
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounts at selected county leisure centres
  • Derbyshire Rewards Scheme giving employees discount on their everyday spending
  • Access to physio, mental health, and other wellbeing services
  • And much more

Please state the number of hours you prefer on your application form (up to 37 hours per week). 

Interviews W/C 2nd October 2023 

Enquiries to: Joanne Evans, Service Manager joanne.evans@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.