About the role
We are looking for an Occupational Therapist to work across Cambridgeshire within our Prevention and Early Intervention services. We have various office bases across the county. 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.
What will you be doing?
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.
We now have the Refer a Friend scheme for occupational therapist roles. We will pay an introduction honoraria payment of £350 to any employee who introduces a job candidate who is subsequently employed by us as a result of that introduction, provided that all the terms of the scheme are satisfied.
We will also honour any continuous service in terms of annual leave entitlement for NHS staff.
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.
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 Marr on 07712251427.
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!
We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:
- Flexible working
- Flexible Bank Holidays
- A comprehensive wellbeing package
- Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
- A comprehensive pension scheme
- IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
- Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
- An employee recognition scheme
Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.
We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we firmly believe benefits our colleagues, the organisation and our communities. If you don’t meet every single requirement in the job role but think this could be you, please don’t be put off. We are committed to building a workplace that is compassionate and inclusive as well as diverse, so if you think you could be a good candidate for this role please consider applying and speak to the recruiting manager if you have any questions.
Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, along with our employee network 'IDEAL' and self-organised peer support groups help us to foster an inclusive, supportive and safe working environment where people feel valued, respected, and empowered. We collect relevant diversity data for monitoring as part of the recruitment process to understand the diversity of our applicants and monitor any trends throughout the recruitment processes so that we can take meaningful action.
We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We fully support providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, as well as when you join us, and we encourage candidates to contact the Hiring Manager, whose details can be found in the advert, to discuss any adjustment needs. Some examples of adjustments could include additional time to complete an assessment or printing a document on pastel coloured paper with larger font size and line spacing. We would value talking about what might be possible to enable you to join us and thrive, so if there is something that would help you to do your best during your journey with us, please get in touch.
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