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Occupational Therapist - Children's Services

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Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Fixed Term 

Location:Clifton Cornerstone, Southchurch Drive, Clifton, Nottingham, NG11 8EW 


Closing date:16 December 2019 at midnight 

There is one full time position (37 hours / week) to work as an Occupational Therapist within Whole Life Disability on an initial 12 month contract.
The annual salary is £32,878 (pro rata for part time) for Occupational Therapists working at Level 3.
There are also options for less experienced applicants to apply for this role, at a salary of £28,785.
There has never been a better time to join Nottingham City Council. Known for inclusivity and innovation, we have also won a host of Employee Benefits Awards, are a leading employer of Apprentices and we are continually working around the clock to deliver high quality services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors.
Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.
Join an organisation that gives you extra – we will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!
Nottingham City Council Whole Life Disability Occupational Therapy Team provides services to children, young people and adults within their local community. Through specialist assessment and intervention, we aim to support people of all ages to achieve their identified outcomes within their homes and short breaks environments.
We are currently looking to recruit a full time Occupational Therapist for an initial 12 month period. You will be working within a team of Occupational Therapists and Therapy Assistants and alongside Nursing and Social Work colleagues.
The role includes visiting children, young people and adults in their home and / or short break setting, and assessing for and providing equipment, adaptations and support. This includes both postural seating and moving and handling equipment.
The ideal candidate will have a strong team work ethic, sense of accountability, accompanied by an ability to work under considerable pressure at times.
Service delivery is of the highest standard due to our continued commitment to quality and service improvement. To ensure that we achieve this goal, team members are supported to develop core and specialist skills through training and development; regular supervision and protected CPD time.
If you are looking for a new challenge, enjoy variety in your work and wish to be part of a supportive team striving to make a difference by supporting people of all ages with physical and / or learning disability needs, then we want to hear from you.
Essential Requirements
• Diploma / Degree in Occupational Therapy and registration with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC);
• Ability to carry out community care assessments of need and develop care packages;
• Commitment to the Social Model of Disability;
• An understanding of the City Council’s Equality Scheme, a commitment to its implementation and application in employment and service delivery.
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check against the Children and Adults Barred List.
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification, which is attached further down on this page.
For informal enquiries please contact the Business Performance Team at
You can also email us your telephone number, to request a call back to discuss the role.
Useful Information for Applicants:
Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Package, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.
This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) (English Language Requirement for public sector workers) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English, as detailed in the job description and person specification, is an essential requirement for the role.
Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve. As a result of our commitment to this agenda, we anonymise all applications to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed.
We particularly welcome applicants from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and applicants that consider themselves disabled as these groups are currently under represented within our workforce.
Nottingham City Council is open to conversations regarding flexible working options at the point of interview.
If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact