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Occupational Therapists

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Suffolk County Council
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Salary details:
£27,905 - £31,371
Job term:
Full Time
Closing date:
02 February 2020 11:30 PM
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Working to find the right specialist service, team and location for you in Suffolk.

Take up this opportunity to start, return to or move forward in your Occupational Therapy career.

Flexible working options available to support you, your work-life balance and career.

Appointing you (based on your skills and experience) at either:

  • Newly Qualified (Grade 5): £27,905
  • Experienced (Grade 5): £29,636 - £31,371.

You will, as a part of our Adult Services, carry out high-quality assessments of physical, psychological and environmental needs within the statutory obligations of the directorate. You will work with adults with complex needs and their carers, to assist them with their plan of support and to maximise their potential.

Adult social care offers its own challenges, but if approached in the right way the role will continue to be fascinating and very rewarding.

Our service:

We recognise that our staff are our greatest resource and with you in our team, we can achieve some of our authority's priorities of enabling everyone to live long, healthy and fulfilling lives, while safeguarding the most vulnerable people in Suffolk.

We are ambitious in what we want to achieve with you, your team and service in the future. Our focus is on early intervention, recovery and enabling people to live a healthy and independent life for as long as possible; exercising choice and control while ensuring safety, dignity and quality of life.

You will hold a key role within a multidisciplinary team comprising of:

  • Team Manager
  • Senior Practitioners
  • Senior Social Workers
  • Senior Occupational Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Independence Wellbeing Practitioners.

We offer you:

  • an induction to the role, with support from peers and mentors
  • ongoing training, to support your personal and professional development
  • clinical support with peers and CPD meetings
  • a free DBS check
  • development of integrated teams with community health colleagues
  • a variety of case work with customers, their families and carers in the community, including reablement, moving and handling, complex equipment and adaptation needs
  • a Newly Qualified Occupational Therapy Programme, joint with social workers and the opportunity to link with newly qualified staff in Health
  • flexible working (outside of the usual Monday - Friday office hours)
  • generous annual leave entitlement.

Your benefits include:

  • a relocation scheme for qualifying new employees of up to £8k
  • free parking for you as a peripatetic worker
  • public transport discounts and season ticket loan scheme
  • tax free bikes through our cycle to work scheme
  • a contributory pension scheme
  • a benefits scheme that includes childcare voucher salary, sacrifice scheme
  • free 24/7 support line, providing general information, counselling and legal advice
  • a wide range of staff support networks and representative bodies.

Career path:

  • Newly Qualified (Grade 5): £27,905 rising to Experienced after ASYE
  • Experienced (Grade 5): £29,636 - £31,371
  • Senior OT (Grade 6): £32,029 - £34,585
  • moving onto team manager level, professional advisor and practice governance roles.

This organisation positively encourages the use of technology to communicate and engage, but in this role you will need to operate across a wide and rural area, so you must either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means.

You will need a relevant Occupational Therapy qualification and HCPC registration.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Fiona Smith on 07872 421566.

Apply by CV and a short online form and we will support you in finding the right team for you.

Your application will be assessed when you submit it and potentially interviewed prior to the closing date.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. We are also committed to flexible working.  For the types of flexible or part time working available for specific roles, please see the Job and Person Profile. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.


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