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Occupational Therapists - Ref: SS01624

Employer
Walsall Council
Location
Walsall
Salary
£38,223 - £43,421
Closing date
23 Jun 2024
Reference
325

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Sector
Local Councils
Job Type
Occupational therapy - Qualified
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Job Details

Exciting Times for Occupational Therapy in Walsall

Whether you are newly qualified, new to Adult Social Care, returning to practice or an experienced practitioner in Adults or Children’s Social Care we have an opportunity for you.

Newly Qualified Occupational Therapists: G8 £34,834 - £39,186 per annum

Experienced Occupational Therapists: G9 £38,223 - £43,421 per annum

Why Walsall?

Walsall is a great place to be an Occupational Therapist. We recognise the strengths of individuals and our communities, ensuring the person requiring support is at the centre of all decision-making. Using a strengths based, person centred approach we can have the right conversation at the right time and together promote individuals aspirations, enhance independence and wellbeing and maximise autonomy. Strengths based practice is about connecting with people to find out what really matters. It supports people, carers, families and communities to find the solutions that are right for them, building on their strengths and what is working well already.

Our Equality Statement

We want our employees to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve in Walsall. We are committed to promoting equality and anti-discriminatory practice.

We welcome applications from:
  • people of all cultures, races, ethnicities and religions
  • people of different genders, ages, and sexual orientation
  • people with disabilities

Our Offer to You

There are lots of exciting ways to progress your occupational therapy career in Walsall. We are looking for newly qualified and experienced occupational therapists to join our existing teams based in adult social care but covering both adults and children. We want you to share your expertise and knowledge and make a difference for the people of Walsall. In return, we will offer you support, recognition and a commitment to help you learn and grow.

We offer hybrid working and have Flexible Working and Flexi Time Policies to support you in meeting the needs of the business and maintaining a good work/life balance.

All of our staff are supported by a robust supervision policy, Annual Performance Conversations and Personal Development Plans.

Payment of HCPC registration fees will be met by the Local Authority.

Newly Qualified Occupational Therapist

As a newly qualified OT you will access our Assessed and Supported Year in Practice programme which will support you as you transition from student to competent and confident practitioner. On successful completion of the ASYP you will progress to a G9 post. Further details of the ASYP programme can be found at the link below.

New to Social Care or Returning to Practice

If you are an experienced OT but new to Social Care, or if you are returning to practice after a break we are offering a 6 month enhanced induction programme to support you through your initial 6 months in this exciting new setting. Further details can be found at the link below.

Experienced OT

If you are an experienced practitioner in Social Care and looking for a new challenge, you will find a warm welcome awaiting you in Walsall.

Our Vacancies

We are currently looking for newly qualified and experienced OTs to join our teams across Adult Social Care where you will work closely with social work colleagues and others to co-produce strengths based care and support plans to support people to live the life they want. Roles are available in Adult’s Locality and Mental Health teams and additional positions with a focus on reablement, work with younger adults, adults and children with a diagnosed learning disability.

Here in Walsall we also have an exciting opportunity for OT’s to be part of a new Reablement Service and we welcome applicants who have experience in this area to be part of a new service to support the people of Walsall.

With a varied case load of both adults and children you will carry out home and clinic-based assessments making recommendations for a wide variety of solutions including but not limited to provision of re-ablement, equipment, TEC, minor and major adaptations. You will complete moving and handling assessments recommending appropriate equipment and techniques to support individualised care provision.

For the above posts we ask that all applicants have at least basic knowledge of the Care Act 2014 and the Mental Capacity Act and are aware of other legislation which impacts on OT practice within social care. We will support you to develop and gain a more in-depth knowledge of the legislative framework for social care.

For further information regarding any of the above or for an informal chat please do not hesitate to contact Selina Belle, Team Manager on 01922653503 or selina.belle@walsall.gov.uk or Sue Lloyd, Principal Occupational Therapist on 07721062980 or email susan.lloyd@walsall.gov.uk

View Job Description & Employee Specification

Closing Date: 23 June 2024

Read more about our benefits at https://go.walsall.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers-/benefits-of-working-for-us

Walsall Council takes seriously the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all the children and young people entrusted to our care and it is our expectation that all staff will share this commitment. We will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust recruitment processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce. Completion of an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is a requirement for working with children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Note: Applicants appointed to posts that require an enhanced DBS clearance must declare any periods of time that they have lived, studied or worked abroad and be prepared to provide an Overseas Criminal Records Certificate (OCRC) or a Statement of Good Conduct (SOGC) relating to anytime they were overseas.

This post is covered by the Government’s Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers. The postholder will be required to communicate verbally with customers and provide advice and/or information in accurate spoken English.

Important note: When completing your online application form, you will be asked to enter supporting information. You must enter a detailed supporting information statement describing how your skills, abilities and experience meet the specific criteria included in the employee specification. If you do not include a supporting information statement, you will not be shortlisted. Please also ensure that you complete the work history and qualifications sections of your application form. Please do not add a CV as we do not accept them. See our Information for Applicants leaflet for further information.

Company

Walsall Council

Here at Walsall, we want to attract the best talent. That's why - as well as a satisfying and rewarding job - we offer a range of attractive benefits. Working arrangements in most jobs are flexible (you may work flexitime, full or part time and job sharing is usually available) and you can expect generous holiday entitlements, a first class pension scheme and plenty of opportunities for training and personal development.

We advertise vacancies because we want the best talent available. If that's you, we're waiting for your application.

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Living in Walsall

FROZENPart of the Black Country, famous for its enterprising and industrial past, Walsall is reinventing itself to become a progressive modern community. The borough is centred around the major town of Walsall, but also includes five smaller and distinctive district centres (Bloxwich, Aldridge, Willenhall, Darlaston and Brownhills), together with numerous villages.

 

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MinerTo achieve our commitment, we will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust recruitment processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce.  

 

 

 

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Telephone
01922 650000
Location
Civic Centre
Darwall Street
Walsall
West Midlands
WS1 1TP
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