Occupational Therapist - (Disabled Children's Service)

Beaumont Way Social Care

Job Type: Fixed Term Contract

Closing Date: 27th August 2019


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Job purpose

We are looking for HCPC registered Occupational Therapists to work in a small team within Leicester City's Special Educational Needs & Disability section. You will produce and implement remedial action plans for disabled children to support provision of equipment for daily living and minor and major adaptations. You will assess functional abilities and demonstrate suitable self-management techniques, provision/review and demonstration of equipment and adaptation where deemed appropriate.You will have the ability to develop good working relationships with service users and their carers, as well as statutory and voluntary agencies, you will have the commitment to delivering high quality services to enable children to retain or regain independence in their activities of daily living.This is a career graded post and we are recruiting at a local authority level 2 upwards (minimum of 9 months post qualified experience).

You will

Assess the needs of disabled children and young peopleDevise and implement individual programme plans/remedial action plans to improve and maintain independence in all the activities of daily living where appropriateOffer support and advice to carers in relation to the management of disabilities. Arrange for the provision of services to disabled children and young people, particularly equipment for daily living and home adaptations within the policy framework determined by Social Services Committee. Implement and promote Leicester City Council’s policies and procedures relating to all areas of employment and service delivery

Requirements of the post

-Diploma/Degree from College of Occupational Therapy.-HCPC Registered.-Previous Occupational Therapy experience in a Social Services Department.-Experience of assessing the needs of disabled children and young people in social settings-Good working knowledge of current moving and handling techniques. -Understanding of the ethos of enablement and recovery.-Knowledge of relevant legislation.-Knowledge and respect for the rights of disabled children and young people.

Additional information

£27,905 - £37,849, per annum (career grade), pro-rata for part time posts.1 Part Time, Permanent Post - 18.5 hours per week1 Part Time, Temporary Fixed Term Post until March 2020 – 18.5 hours per weekIf you are an internal candidate applying on a secondment basis, please seek approval from your current line manager before applying.The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS Check.For an informal discussion please contact Sharon Coyle, Team Leader for Occupational Therapy, or Rehana Kapasi, Team Manager, on 0116 454 4710.

What we can offer you

As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.


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"The people who work here are in it for the right reasons. They share the same values as the council"

"The council is good for employees with a disability, with good terms of employment – especially for part-time work."


"The most enjoyable part of the day is being able to assist the children to achieve their potential."

"The environment is very calm and casual and managers and team members are very nice and engaging."

"The council are always there for their colleagues. No problem is too big or too small."