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Children's Occupational Therapist HCC274812

Location: Basingstoke
Company: Hampshire County Council
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Join our friendly multi-disciplinary team and support children's environmental and equipment needs

We are looking for a highly motivated Children's Occupational Therapist to join our friendly, positive and supportive Children and Families Occupational Therapy Service. Working alongside Social Worker colleagues across the county, you’ll hold a caseload of children who experience varying degrees of physical and/or learning disabilities and autism.

As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to have regular supervision with a clinician, as well as further in house and external training and Continual Professional Development.

Professionally qualified and registered with the HCPC, you’ll have sound experience of working within paediatric and/or adults social care, community or hospital-based services. Known for your expertise, you’ll work sensitively alongside the family to meet the child's home environmental and equipment needs.

You’ll demonstrate your ability to make sound judgments based on assessment, evaluation of evidence and information. You will also possess the ability and flexibility to translate such judgments into effective and realistic action. Working together with other agencies you will also ensure safe and appropriate adaptations within families' homes, carry out necessary manual handling and other relevant risk assessments.

Primarily based either in Basingstoke or Alton, to cover the North Hampshire area, you will have the opportunity to work flexibly and travel as part of your role, with occasional work from home or at drop ins where applicable. It is therefore essential you are able to meet the travel requirements of the role.

For a full list of the role responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification on our website.

What can we offer you? Why Hampshire?

As a Children’s Occupational Therapist within Hampshire County Council, you will be practicing in one of just a few local authorities in the country rated Outstanding by Ofsted.

In addition to working for one of the top performing children’s social care authorities in the country, Hampshire is also one of the best places to live and work. Located on the south coast, with excellent transport links up and down the country, Hampshire offers the perfect blend of rural and city living. You’ll find miles of lovely coastline, nature reserves and heritage sites, which are just some of the benefits of living in Hampshire.

What are we doing for our Children's Occupational Therapists?

Our Occupational Therapists are an asset to us, and we encourage our workforce to be creative and autonomous, while enabling them to work flexibly. We are committed to providing regular, reflective and effective supervision to support you, while ensuring you also have the working conditions you need for good practice to flourish.

We will:

  • Provide you with a hybrid tablet device, so you can work more effectively and flexibly
  • Allocate you a personal assistant, who will provide crucial back office support to free up your time to focus on professional practice
  • Provide five personal development days per annum
  • Provide flexible working options to fit around today’s lifestyles
  • Ensure you have ample progression opportunities
  • Assist with relocation by offering up to £8,500 for experienced occupational therapists wanting to move to Hampshire (subject to management approval).

These are just some of the benefits you will receive as a Hampshire County Council employee

Vetting Requirements:

This post is subject to a Criminal Records Check. As such, and as per safer recruitment requirements for Children's Services, please note we will take up references prior to interview.

Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

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