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Children's Occupational Therapist
  • Employer: Lincolnshire County Council
  • Reference: 18190
  • Published: Thu 09/03/2023, 15:21 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 16/04/2023, 15:21 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £30,000 - £39,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Sleaford, Lincolnshire

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Children's Occupational Therapist

Are you enthusiastic, motivated and occupation-focused? If you are, we have an exciting opportunity with the Children with Disabilities Team. We are looking to recruit an Occupational Therapist Level 1/ Level 2 (Band 5/6 equivalent), the grade will dependent on experience.

About the Role

You will join an enthusiastic countywide team supporting the children and young people with disabilities in Lincolnshire through the promotion of independence, skill acquisition and support for care provision.

Families we have worked with have said:

The occupational therapy intervention has 'genuinely changed the life of our daughters'

I was 'kept informed throughout....respected and my child's needs taken into account'

Using the PEOP model we provide support through provision of advice, equipment and recommendations for adaptations supporting children, young people and their carers in the home environment. 

For us, great work starts with great people; those who enjoy being part of a dynamic team, working closely with colleagues across health and social care. We are looking for occupational therapists who can bring their individual style, skills and aptitude to this role. 

We value the benefits of transferable skills and a lack of experience of this area of work should not prevent you considering applying for this role.

Our Children's Services is rated by Ofsted as Outstanding and reflects the quality of service delivered to children, young people and families within Lincolnshire.

We are forward-thinking, passionate about the work we do and the difference we can make. We are committed to supporting occupational therapy students; actively building links with the local universities both as placement educators and as guest lecturers. We have team members who are involved in promoting occupational therapy at county and national level; working to promote good practice. These activities reflect our drive to provide a high-quality, evidence-based service.

About You

You will be a qualified Occupational Therapist (MSc OT /BSc OT / Dip COT) with current HCPC registration but will consider applications from students due to graduate soon.

We welcome applications from positive, enthusiastic practitioners seeking to develop your skills and knowledge. Working to support children and their families, you will elicit the voice of the child, promoting their active participation in decision-making.

If you are committed to providing a safe child-focused service working in partnership with multiple agencies and stakeholders, then we would welcome your application. 

Please note for this role you must hold a full driving license and have access to a car. Mileage will be paid. 

About our offer

We will offer you an in-depth, structured induction, regular high-quality supervision, on-going support and career development. This is achieved through annual appraisals, internal and external CPD opportunities including post-graduate training opportunities, attendance at equipment exhibitions and conferences supported by a role specific training offer.

We understand the need for a good a good work/life balance and flexibility, supporting you with opportunities for group learning, peer support, team meetings and access to emotional wellbeing support/counselling. 

We are based in Sleaford and follow Lincolnshire County Council’s flexible working policy.

About our offer 

Along with a competitive salary we are offering:

  • A Contributory pension
  • Comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes and cycle to work
  • Flexible working policies
  • Career progression opportunities
  • A generous annual leave entitlement plus the option to buy more

If you would like an open and informal discussion regards this role then please contact;

Ruth Parker via / 01522 554760

We are interested in you, and why you would like to join us, so please include in your personal statement why you have applied, how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the role as set out in the Job Description and what you feel you can bring to this role and to our team.

Applications Close on 16/04/2023 and interviews will be held in person WC 24/04/2023 in Sleaford.