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Senior Practitioner - Occupational Therapy (Adults)

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Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Part Time , Hours per week - 18.5 

Salary:£38,890 - Pro-Rata 

NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Citywide / Mary Potter Centre, Gregory Boulevard, Hyson Green, Nottingham, NG7 5HY 


Closing date:02 March 2021 at midnight 

There is one permanent position available for a Senior Practitioner to work part time (18.5h per week) in the Occupational Therapy Team.
The starting salary is £38,890 rising to £40,876 on first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time).
We’ve got an exciting opportunity available for talented individuals to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? Read on to find out more…
Nottingham City Council is known for inclusivity and innovation, and we are continually working around the clock to deliver 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.
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 is committed to recruiting a talented workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We are a fair and inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and with different abilities. We recruit for diversity and value difference.
We particularly want to hear from you if you are from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community, identify within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community (LGBT) and if you are Disabled - these groups of people are underrepresented in our workforce, and we’d like to reflect our local population more through our recruitment processes.
Nottingham City Council are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults and we expect all workers to share in this commitment.
We have always been open to flexible working and the COVID-19 pandemic provided us with some new options to work in a completely different way. We welcome a conversation about flexible working at the point of interview. 
An exciting chance to join a large Occupational Therapy team within adult social care as the department begins a three year service transformation process, providing the opportunity to be involved in shaping the services of the future
The Adult Occupational Therapy Team covers a variety of services including Early Intervention, Re-ablement, Rapid Response and Disability Housing Advisors as well as its mainstream function. The team focus is on promoting independence and well-being, through prevention, re-ablement and early resolution, having a strength based approach and putting the person at the centre of all interventions. 
There is an expectation that Occupational Therapists at all levels within the service will ensure the delivery of appropriate services to adults and their families /carers, according to their assessed needs whilst Working within the current legislative framework at all times, and in partnership with internal and external partners and agencies.  This will include assessing the needs of vulnerable adults and their carers, establishing what is important to them and agreeing outcomes based on a personalised, sensitive and proportionate approach. Creating and implementing culturally appropriate care plans that demonstrate flexibility and innovative use of resources.
There is also an expectation that Occupational Therapists at all levels will maintain and produce professional case records and reports which are structured, clear, evidence based and logical in accordance with the Department’s case recording standards and practice. In addition, they should make best use of the Department’s electronic information systems, inputting new information as required in a timely and accurate manner.
The Senior Practitioner will be responsible for assisting the Team Manager in developing and promoting a team culture of continuous improvement and performance management, advocating a problem solving, positive risk taking teamwork approach that enables the best possible outcomes for citizens and their carers. By providing continuous review of new and current referrals, the senior practitioner will ensure the most effective service provision based on needs whilst ensuring an effective contribution to departmental targets, local and national performance indicators.
The Senior Practitioner will also provide supervision, leadership and appropriate professional governance to a group of up to eight Occupational Therapists, Community Care Officers and team administrators as agreed with Team Manager.
How to Apply:
Applicants should submit their CV and covering letter as one document outlining how their current skills, knowledge and experience meets the essential criteria listed below. Applicants should remove any personal details from their CV and Covering Letter (including their name), as part of our commitment 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.
Essential Requirements
  1. Diploma / Degree in Occupational Therapy and registration with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC);
  2. Substantial experience as an Occupational Therapy practitioner with disabled people and families / carers across a range of functions, including assessment, provision of equipment and major adaptations;
  3. Thorough knowledge of the relevant legislation pertaining to Occupational Therapy in respect of health and social care including; equipment, adaptations, housing, and safeguarding;
  4. Evidence of leadership skills and the ability to promote team effectiveness in a changing environment.
For more information, please view the Job Description and Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
For informal enquiries please email:, quoting vacancy ref CA1485 in the subject line.
Useful Information for Applicants
This post is subject to a DBS Enhanced check with a barred list check.
References may be sought prior to interview for safeguarding purposes. You will be advised once the application closing date has passed if this is required.
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, 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.
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