Team: Children's Services
Job Family: Supporting - CBG11
Salary: £33,123 - £36,138 per annum pro rata + MRS £6,000 per annum pro rata
Hours: 37 hours per week
Base Location: CWD Hub, Biggleswade with travel to other locations
Closing Date: 7th June 2020
Interview date: TBC
More about the role:
We are currently looking for an experienced Senior Occupational Therapist to join Children's Services within Central Bedfordshire. The purpose of our Occupational therapy‘s Services is to have an Occupational Therapist workforce to undertake all statutory interventions in a specific service area, that enable children to live in a family & community environment that maximises their life chances.
In Children Services, we want every Child and family in Central Bedfordshire to have a responsive, customer focused care and support - making this a great place to live and work. As a Senior Occupational Therapist, you'll be at the heart in supporting vulnerable children to be safe, well and as independent as possible.
The Paediatric Occupational Therapy service is developing in Children's Services and this is a very exciting time to join the team and be part of the journey and implementation of this service. You will be working within Children's Services which is closely linked to social care teams who are locality based. Experience of change management would be an advantage.
As a Senior Therapist you will provide professional support, leadership and line management to qualified staff who form part of an integrated multi-disciplinary team.The Occupational Therapy Service is at the beginning of it’s journey in Children's Services and you will have the skills to develop and manage staff, processes and quality for the service. The team's role is to safeguard and promote the independence of children and their carers by assessing their needs, promoting enablement, providing equipment, support and home adaptations.
The service works in close partnership with health and care systems to promote the health and wellbeing of all Children within Central Bedfordshire. Multi agency working is at the heart of the Occupational Therapy service and its development.
You will be required to have community experience, hold a degree or equivalent within Occupational Therapy and be HCPC registered as an Occupational Therapist. You will be fluent in the English Language.
Working for us, you can expect to be valued for your positive and dynamic practice, be assisted to continue to develop as a practitioner within a supportive learning environment and operate within a 'can do' culture.
Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything that we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work'.
To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: Senior Occupational Therapist Recruitment Pack
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For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Bev Kemp at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0300 300 5543
For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at Recruitment@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or call 0300 300 8000
Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.
Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.
To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role. http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/jobs/work-here/application.aspx