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Community Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: J62-SIR469

Sirona care and health CIC
Community Rehabilitation Team
Downend/ Kingswood
£27,266 - £35,545 (per annum pro rata)

We are Sirona care & health, a Community Interest Company committed to providing local communities with a range of high quality specialist health and social care services across South Gloucestershire, parts of Bristol and Bath and North East Somerset. For us, it’s about the personal approach; we take pride in what we do and deliver the high standard of care that we’d expect for ourselves and our families.

In return we offer an excellent range of benefits including generous holiday entitlement, paid enhancements for bank holiday/night working (where applicable), a contributory pension scheme (including, for some roles, the NHS pension scheme), a planned induction program, extensive learning and development opportunities, health and wellbeing programmes, flexible working patterns, staff excellence awards, in-house physiotherapy support and more!

The South Gloucestershire Community Rehabilitation Team (CRT) provides active rehabilitation to patients in their place of residence to maximise their functional potential and support them to remain independent within their homes. We aim to assist in preventing hospital admission and to facilitate timely hospital discharge and to ensure the patient, as well as providing ‘planned care’ to assist patients to remain in their home setting. The CRT is a multidisciplinary team that provides a flexible service working extended hours to support patient needs.

Due to an increase in funding to support expansion of Discharge activities we are seeking an enthusiastic and innovative occupational therapists to provide exceptional therapy intervention to patients in their place of residence. This will include work to facilitate patients to return home from an acute stay, work to prevent admission for a patient in crisis and to undertake domiciliary therapy to prevent decline and functional deterioration.

You will be working within the Kingswood Locality Community Rehabilitation Team, that includes Senior Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Rehabilitation Support Workers and working closely with our Community Nursing colleagues.

You will provide support and guidance to support staff, students and other therapists, so will be required to demonstrate good communication and be motivated to support others in their professional development. You will be supported in your own development by our experienced senior team, with access to regular training, that is both clinical and non-clinical e.g. leadership skills in nature.

Good team working, time management and the ability to take initiative are also required.

Working arrangements include weekends and bank holidays on a rota basis.

Registration with HCPC is required.

Appropriate OT Professional Qualification e.g. BSc or Diploma required.

Evidence of post graduate courses and demonstrable experience in community based rehabilitation.

Valid Driving Licence and access to vehicle

There are posts with Kingswood Rehab Team (based at Downend Clinic).

For more information please see the attached job description or if you would like an informal chat about the role please contact Dominic Hardiman on 07789944868 or

For general recruitment enquiries please email or call 03001245444.

If you are shortlisted for interview you will be contacted by email. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date then please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

Sirona care and health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, and sharing information appropriately. Sirona is committed to safe recruitment practice and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance appropriate to the post.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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