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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 09/06/2022.

Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: L52-A-21-0758

Employer:
Cambridgeshire County Council
Location:
Various locations across Cambridgeshire
Salary:
£33,816.00 - £36,470.00

We are looking for an Occupational Therapist to work across Cambridgeshire within our Prevention and Early Intervention services. The aim of the service is to identify, prevent, reduce and delay the need for both short and long term care and support. It comprises of the Adult Early Help team, Reablement, Technology Enabled Care, Sensory Services and Occupational Therapy.

We are committed to growing an occupational therapy team that can provide preventative and strengths based interventions to enable people to achieve what really matters to them.

We play a crucial role in preventing admissions, promoting single handed care through specialist assessment and equipment provision, signposting, problem solving, facilitating discharges, and acting as a link between health and social care.

You will act as a point of expertise to the wider multidisciplinary team, providing supporting on complex cases, carrying out joint assessments, coaching and line managing Reablement staff, and raising awareness of the use of occupational therapy in their work.

The successful candidate will be required to travel across the county and will need access to a vehicle. The post would be well suited to a Band 6 OT or an experienced Band 5 OT looking to take the next step in their career. The role is offered on a full time basis of 37 hours a week under Scale P1, Salary Points 1 – 4 (£33,816 - £36,470).

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

IMPORTANT:This role will require you to enter the premises of a CQC-registered care home as part of your employment. Regulations which come into force from 11th November will require employees over 18 who enter CQC-registered care homes in England to have completed a full course of authorised COVID-19 vaccine doses at least 2 weeks before 11th November, unless they have a medical exemption. As part of your pre-employment checks you will need to provide evidence of your vaccinations or medical exemption.Your employment will not commence until this evidence is received.

Part time hours may be possible. We have office bases across Cambridgeshire in March, St Ives, Cambridge, Ely and Huntingdon, and the post holders work base may be negotiable dependant on the needs of the service.


Cambridgeshire County Council offers a wide range of benefits including:

• a lease car scheme,
• tax free childcare scheme,
• a mileage allowance of 45p per mile for the first 10,000 miles,
• an annual leave entitlement of 30 days per year excluding bank holidays,
• and membership of the Local Government Pension scheme.

Please note; only applications from qualified occupational therapists will be considered

If you would like to discuss any aspect of the role or employee benefits, please call Occupational Therapy Team Manager Rebecca Garry on 07712251427.

We’re proud to be an inclusive and equal opportunities employer, committed to hiring people based on attitude and merit, regardless of gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, sexual orientation, disability status or any other protected characteristic. We're committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore encourage applications from groups that are underrepresented within the council.

This is a rolling campaign, and we will review applications daily so please don't wait for the closing date to apply. Candidates will be progressed shortly after they apply, and the opportunity will be filled as soon as we identify a suitable candidate, which may be before the closing date. So please don't hesitate, we want to speak to you now!

 





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