Senior Practitioner Occupational Therapy

28 March 2021
Full Time
Sherwood Energy Village, Darwin Drive, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire. NG22 9FF
Adult Social Care and Health
£36,922 - £41,881 per annum

We require a dynamic, skilled and highly motivated OT to work across the Ageing Well Community Teams in Newark and Bassetlaw as a Senior Practitioner, you will need to have at least 2 years experience at Band B or equivalent. The teams work across the locality of Newark/Sherwood and Bassetlaw working with adults who have complex physical and long term needs.

All our work is underpinned by a strength based approach, supporting people to develop or maintain their independence.

You will be expected to: -

  • Provide clinical lead for OT’s and unqualified CCO’s within the team by the provision of supervision and ensuring clinical standards are maintained, this includes support with SYIP and OT progression.
  • Manage a small complex caseload including moving and handling and assist colleagues with safeguarding decision work. I good working knowledge of Disabled Facilities Grants for major adaptation work and specialist equipment is needed.
  • Develop links with local community health professionals, housing, district councils and other local services
  • Support managers to meet the departments’ performance and service delivery requirements, to manage systems effectively and to work positively within a culture of change. Also have the ability to be resilient and effective in supporting staff and managers in the current challenging financial climate.

Effective communication, organisational and IT skills are essential. You must also be able to work on your own initiative and meet deadlines whilst working under pressure, and have an awareness of and a commitment to Equality and Diversity, Health and Safety policy/procedures.

For more information contact Lynn Ellis Team Manager at or 0115 8041422

Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

Disabled applicants who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview. A job share scheme is available for all full time posts: both permanent and temporary, unless otherwise stated. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.

The County Council welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

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