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Occupational Therapist - Advanced Practitioner

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 19/04/2018 12:00
£35,444- £37,306 per annum (dependent on experience)
casual car mileage
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Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
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Employment Location:
Seafield house Kirkleatham Lane Redcar

Job details 

Closing date:
19 Apr

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

“This is Redcar and Cleveland. We are an ambitious council keen to build on our strong track record of innovation and partnership working, ensuring that we create a flourishing future for the borough and all of its residents. Key to this is a committed workforce who always gives their best. Offering a fast paced, progressive working environment, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council is a great career move.”Are you an experienced practitioner who is ready for a new challenge?

The Adults & Communities Directorate, consists of four strands, Adult Social Care, Community Development, Neighbourhoods and Public Health. Our aims are to continue to provide essential and highly valued services and to build capacity to enable local communities to make lasting change, improve quality of life, prosperity and the environment. As a directorate we lead on developing a culture of co-operation and co production, respecting and nurturing the skills and talents of local people and enabling them to fulfil their potential.

Do you want to develop your leadership skills but still keep a clinical caseload?

Do you want to help shape and develop an Occupational Therapy service?

Redcar and Cleveland Occupational therapy team are a supportive and positive group of staff who want to develop their service and practice further. Over the last year issues that had led to long waiting lists have been addressed and the team are now looking to develop innovative practice, working with health and social care colleagues to support the people of the borough.

This is a new post for our team – you will be a suitably qualified Occupational Therapist with extensive experience in social care to provide essential support to the Lead Occupational Therapist. We are looking for someone with coaching and mentoring skills as well as sound professional practice including experience of positive risk taking and safeguarding issues. You will play a vital role in supporting the delivery of high performing, cost effective intervention to eligible Older People, Adults, Children and their Carers.

You will develop and support the wider team and foster effective working relationships with colleagues to the benefit of service users and their families. You will deputise for the Lead Occupational Therapist as appropriate and be responsible for allocating and supervising casework to team members, ensuring eligible residents receive timely and responsive intervention.

You will manage a small, complex caseload of your own, whilst providing support and expert advice to colleagues, peers and stakeholders.
You will join a Council that is committed to supporting preventative and early intervention approaches and has just announced significant investment in intermediate care and reablement services as well as recent developments in extra care housing.
The post is part of the Integrated Occupational Therapy service across South Tees giving wide access to peer support, staff development and integrated working practices across health and social care.
For further information or an informal discussion please contact Pat Coates, Lead Occupational Therapist on 01642 771519 or 07818876729

Planned Interview date : 11th May

The council is an accredited Investors in People employer at gold level and holds ambassador status for the North East Better Health at Work Award.

We offer very attractive terms and conditions of employment, including generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working hours (where appropriate), membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and access to numerous other salary sacrifice schemes and staff benefits/discounts, including a lease car scheme.

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