Paediatric Occupational Therapist
1 x Full time, 37 hours
1 x Part time, 18.5 hours
Solihull Adult Care and Support (ACS) provides social care occupational therapy for both adults and children in the Borough. We are recruiting at an exciting time in OT as the value of our work is recognised and understood more than ever. As a service we have plans to develop and assist more with the needs of the community, for both adults and children and focus on facilitating and supporting independence where the need to enable people has never been more needed.
We are looking to recruit qualified occupational therapists who are experienced in children and young people’s social care, to meet demand which has consistently built over past years. Based within ACS, but linking daily with Children’s Services, these roles demand previous experience of specialist children’s work, close links with professionals and other partners and the ability to manage and progress complex and involved caseloads.
You will need previous experience of working in Children’s occupational therapy, alongside a degree (or equivalent) in Occupational Therapy and current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as an Occupational Therapist. You will also have:
- Experience of working with children and young people with physical disabilities and long term health conditions
- Experience of carrying out effective and proportionate assessments and making appropriate recommendations for specialist equipment and minor / major adaptations to meet children’s complex needs.
- Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of health / social care legislation and implications for practice.
- Interpersonal skills to build effective relationships with residents and other professionals
- Excellent spoken and written communication skills
- Great organisational and time management skills
- A current driving licence and access to a vehicle for independent travel around the Borough (reasonable adjustments may be made for those with a disability).
We are a service that truly values CPD, looking to further enlarge and tailor our training offer over the coming months and are strongly minded to listen to staff about the role of OT, development ideas and to contribute to the service going forward.
This is an exciting time to join SMBC’s occupational therapy strong, respectful and motivated service and we welcome applications from all qualified and experienced practitioners who want to work in a supportive environment which respects professional values and looks to develop and advocate for occupational therapy’s contribution to our residents.
We also offer:
- Flexible working, including flexi leave up to 24 days per year and agile working arrangements
- Generous annual leave entitlements with opportunity to buy up to 10 days additional leave per year
- Access to our Employee Assistance Programme – a 24 hour independent, free and confidential advice and support service
- Family and carer friendly policies
- Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
- Employee benefits including subsidised travel passes, Cycle 2 Work Scheme and a staff discount card.
Whilst this has been advertised as a full time and part time vacancy, we can be flexible on the number of hours worked, and would also consider a job share arrangement, as long as business needs are met.
To apply, please click on the link below. If you have a specific question regarding this post, please contact Amy Alvarez, Clinical Lead OT, on 07772 529615.
Virtual interviews to be held via a secure video conferencing platform on 3/4/5 November.
This post will require a DBS check.
This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.
Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.
Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk, and requires all staff and volunteers to sh
are this commitment.
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