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Occupational Therapist - Children's Services

Employer
Telford & Wrekin Council
Location
Telford
Salary
£35,745 - £38,223 per annum
Closing date
31 Jul 2024
Reference
TW/TP/324/790

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Sector
Local Councils
Job Type
Social Care – Children
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Job Details

Occupational Therapist - Children's Services

Full time - 37 hours per week

Pay Scale: NJC PO1 - £35,745 - £38,223 per annum 

Telford and Wrekin have full time vacancies for an Occupational Therapist to join our ‘Outstanding’ Children with Disabilities team. 

Occupational Therapy have a crucial role to prevent, delay or reduce the need for ongoing social care involvement. Our team do this with therapeutic and technical interventions through the provision of equipment and adaptations to children and families. This enables children to remain at home with their family and to support that family to provide high quality care for the child in their home environment.

The children’s team consists of two OT’s and an OTA. We are kind and supportive, with hybrid working arrangements in place, as well as flexible working.

You will have the autonomy to plan your working day while balanced with regular peer review with your occupational therapy colleagues across adults and children’s services.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to assess those children and young people with a disability, to support them to live at home safely and being able to be as independent as possible, with a variety of therapeutic equipment and adaptation solutions utilising the Disabled Facilities Grant where applicable or making best use of the equipment budget.

There is an opportunity to work with a variety of complex health and disability conditions with children and young people from the age of 0 to 18 and support your adult Occupation Therapy colleagues with transition to the adult service. The role has opportunities to develop clinical reasoning skills and work with individuals through the whole OT process, getting the satisfaction of seeing the impact of your intervention.  

Candidates must be a qualified Occupational Therapist and be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Telford and Wrekin will offer reimbursement of HCPC professional fees. 

We will consider newly qualified applicants for this role subject to HCPC registration and have a programme of support for such candidates, alongside training and development opportunities for all candidates within adult and children’s OT in Telford and Wrekin. 

This post is subject to an enhanced Disclose and Barring Service (DBS) check.

We are looking for someone who is highly motivated, can work autonomously as well as someone who can be an active member in the team.

Here at Telford and Wrekin Council's Children's Services, we have been judged to be outstanding overall in terms of effectiveness (the only Authority in the West Midlands with this judgement). Here’s just some of the great things Ofsted had to say when they visited us in 2020:

  • Children are cared for and cared about
  • Social Workers and other staff who support children are very committed and they are exceptionally well trained
  • Children are listened to and their experiences are well understood
  • Senior Leaders aspire to a service for every child that they would welcome for their own
  • Children benefit from a stable workforce which is highly committed and experienced
  • Staff experience a wide range of development opportunities

If you share our passion for making a difference, we would be delighted if you joined us.

Please contact Charlotte Wake or Johanne Brodrick on 01952 381322 if you have any queries or get in touch by emailing hubprojectteam@telford.gov.uk

For more information about working for Telford & Wrekin Social Care please visit our website Children's social care recruitment - Telford & Wrekin Council

Please click on the links below to view the job description and person specification.

At Telford & Wrekin Council, we know that having a diverse workforce is key to providing the best possible services to our community. We celebrate having a diverse and inclusive culture where people are able to be themselves at work, and everyone has a voice.

Posts working with children or vulnerable groups will be subject to an appropriate criminal records check. It is an offence to apply for a role that involves engaging in regulated activity with children and adults in vulnerable circumstances if you are barred from working with one or both of these groups.

We value our employees and offer staff rewards and plenty of opportunities for personal development and career progression including:

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Automatic access to a secure, flexible and tax efficient Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Staff benefits and discounts including salary sacrifice schemes
  • Free on-site parking
  • Generous leave entitlement (24 days rising to 32 days) plus 8 bank holidays and an additional concessionary day
  • Free access to our employee assistance programme and confidential counselling
  • Flexible and mobile working policy - we are well adapted to a hybrid model of working which includes a combination of time spent in the office and at home – our approach is to promote greater level of flexible working around personal and family commitments

Find out further information about working at Telford & Wrekin Council including our full list of benefits.

A CV template is available if you do not already have a CV.

Please note that Telford & Wrekin Council do not hold a sponsorship licence for visas.

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Telford & Wrekin Council is an award winning council, and we were recognised as Local Authority of the Year 2022 at the Municipal Journal Awards, and the Association for Public Service Excellence Council of the Year in 2021.

At Team Telford we work hard to protect, care and invest to create a better borough and our employees are at the heart of everything we do. Having the right people, with the right skills, in the right roles allows us to deliver the excellent services that residents and businesses on the borough expect from us. 

Our friendly and passionate teams are trusted by leaders and managers to deliver this ambition. We invest and nurture our workforce and support our employees to develop and thrive. The better we are the bigger difference we make to the people we serve. 

In return we also offer a great range of benefits including competitive salaries, flexible working hours and work arrangements, employee discounts, salary sacrifice schemes, a local government pension scheme and generous annual leave entitlement.

At Telford & Wrekin Council, we know that having a diverse workforce is key to providing the best possible services to our community. We celebrate having a diverse and inclusive culture where people are able to be themselves at work, and everyone has a voice and we know we are stronger and better connected as a result. 

We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and where our data shows that specific groups are under-represented within our workforce, our adverts will actively encourage applications from these groups.

We are also proud to be a Disability Confident Employer, committed to recruiting and retaining people with disabilities or other health conditions. You can find out more about this and our ‘guaranteed interview scheme’ here

You can also read more about our Recruitment and Selection Policy and Recruitment of Ex-Offenders here and the Transgender & Non-Binary Inclusion Policy commitments here

If you are unable to complete an online application form please contact the HR helpdesk on 01952 383601 or email hrhelpdesk@telford.gov.uk

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01952 380000
Location
Telford & Wrekin Council
Darby House
Lawn Central
Telford
Shropshire
TF3 4JA
United Kingdom

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