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Advanced Practitioner - Ref: SS02524

Walsall Council
G10: 42,403 - £47,420 per annum (pay award pending)
Closing date
19 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapy - Qualified
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Full time permanent
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Advanced Practitioner Occupational Therapist - Ref: SS02524
Salary G10: 42,403 - £47,420 per annum (pay award pending)

What are we looking for?

Are you an Occupational Therapist with at least 2 years post qualification experience working in a social care or health setting? If so then this could be the post for you. We are looking for experienced Occupational Therapists to join Adult Social Care in Walsall as Advanced Practitioner Occupational Therapist. You will be a registered Occupational Therapist with significant experience of working with adults and children. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate competence with supporting staff and commitment to their continual professional development.

About the job

You will be responsible for the day-to-day practice of the Occupational Therapists within your team, supporting the team manager to ensure practice is of the highest standard and aligns to our Quality Assurance Framework, performance is in line with our Performance Framework and professional supervision is provided on a regular basis. You will work alongside Advanced Practitioner Social Work colleagues to provide support, guidance and learning opportunities to staff across the team and wider Directorate. There will be opportunity to develop and shape occupational therapy across the Directorate working closely with the Principal Occupational Therapist.

We ask that you hold or are willing to undertake a Train the Trainer qualification in Moving and Handling and have post qualifying experience/certificates in other relevant areas of practice

If you would like to know more about this role, please contact: Sue Lloyd, Principal Occupational Therapist on 07721062980 or email

View Job Description and Employee Specification

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. Please see our Information for Applicants leaflet for further information.

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

Walsall Council takes seriously the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all the children, young people and vulnerable adults 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.

For this role the successful candidates must undergo a Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) check. BPSS is the minimum standard to ensure the identity and integrity of an employee who has access to official information using secure networks linking central government and local authorities. A BPSS check involves four main elements; Identity Check, National and Immigration Status, Employment History (last 3 years) and Verification of Criminal Record (unspent convictions only).

Closing date for applications: 19th July 2024


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