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Occupational Therapist (Whole Life Disability)

Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Part Time , Hours per week - 30 

Salary:£39,571 - Pro-Rata 

NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

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


Closing date:15 August 2022 at midnight 

Nottingham City Council Adult Social Care is looking for an experienced Occupational Therapist to work in the Whole Life Disability Service with disabled children and young people, and adults who acquired their disability in childhood.
The position available is for 30h/week, with working days to be discussed at interview stage.
The starting salary is £39,571 (Level One) rising to £41,591 (Level Two) on the first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time workers).
This is for Occupational Therapists with significant post-qualifying experience, skills and knowledge, but we also welcome applications from Occupational Therapists at any stage of their career, including newly qualified Occupational Therapists with a passion for paediatric work (salaries will vary accordingly)
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. 
Team Information
The Whole Life Disability Occupational Therapy team supports disabled children and young people from childhood through to adulthood, with a focus on increasing function and independence through the provision of equipment and adaptations. Occupational Therapists are responsible for the accurate, holistic and person centred assessment of disabled children, young people and adults; establishing what is important to them and agreeing outcomes based on a personalised, sensitive and proportionate approach.  This also requires creating and implementing culturally appropriate care plans that demonstrate flexibility and innovative use of resources.
Work is undertaken within the current legislative framework at all times, and in partnership with internal and external partners/agencies. 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 team includes Occupational Therapists working across four levels depending on their experience, and case complexity is reflected in this. Occupational Therapists at all levels will be expected to carry a full caseload of multifaceted cases, with contribution towards child review meetings and safeguarding meetings required.
Additional training on moving and handling and postural management assessment is provided if necessary.
Sensory Integration Occupational Therapy experience is desirable, and there is also the potential opportunity to train as a Sensory Integration Practitioner.
Successful candidates will be offered posts depending on current skill level, knowledge and experience. 
  • Diploma / Degree in Occupational Therapy and registration with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC);
  • Understanding of equipment and adaptations in relation to promoting independence;
  • Commitment to the Social Model of Disability;
  • Understanding of relevant legislation, including safeguarding issues.
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 CA2195 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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