Children’s Disability Service Occupational Therapist x 1
Newcastle under Lyme/Moorlands based with flexibility to travel as required.
Grade 9 - £30,756 - £35,229 pro rata, 4 days per week.
Staffordshire County Council continues to undertake significant investment in its Children’s Services known as Families First.
A rare opportunity has arisen across Staffordshire Families First for 1 x 0.8 post (30 hours) Occupational Therapist within the Children’s Disability Service. This post is based at the Castle house office, Newcastle under Lyme covering Newcastle and the Leek/Moorlands area with flexibility to travel as required based on the needs of the service.
We have 4 Children’s Disability teams across the county and they provide specialist services for children and young people with complex disabilities. The Occupational Therapy Team supports the Disabled Children’s Service ,Countywide to ensure we reach the best outcomes for our Disabled children in a timely manner, enabling them to live their lives to the full.
You will be a qualified Occupational Therapist ideally with a minimum of 24 months experience working with children in either a health or social care setting.
In this role you will have an active caseload which will consist of but not be limited to: completing assessments, reviews, advice, equipment provision including manual handling equipment, minor adaptations, major adaptations funded via disabled facilities grant (DFG), supporting the social work teams and safeguarding.
The right candidate will be expected to be a team player. The ability to engage and communicate with Disabled children is essential and the successful applicant will be committed to ensuring the children on their case load receive the best quality service.
Staffordshire’s Families First is one of the largest Children’s Services in England and as a consequence there are excellent career opportunities for highly motivated and experienced staff to join a ‘Good’ Children’s Service.
Staff are provided with high quality regular 1:1 supervision, monthly peer supervision and a second to none training offer which equips staff to have the tools to do their job both confidently and competently alongside excellent line management support.
Making sure you are well supported and given the opportunity to develop and progress is a high priority at Staffordshire and is very important to us.
If you are confident, have the skills and experience required, enjoy the rewarding work of promoting the independence, wellbeing and safety of children (and their families) and feel well equipped to provide a quality occupational therapy service in a demanding environment then this is the opportunity for you to thrive.
For an informal discussion please contact:
Lisa-Marie Forry, Countywide Occupational Therapy Manager on 01782 485535 or 07973 881130.
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Closing Date: midnight 28th October 2018
Interviews are scheduled to take place on: Monday 5th November 2018, please save the date.
Please note: the manager will be reviewing candidates on a weekly basis and where applicable calling them for interview. If the position is filled, the advert and vacancy may close before the advertised closing date.
Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV’s or Word application forms.
This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.