Newly Qualified Occupational Therapist - Rotation

Wiltshire Council
34834.00 - 36648.00 GBP Annual
12 Jun 2024
24 Jun 2024
Contract Type
Full Time

Newly Qualified Occupational Therapist - Rotation

Salary: GBP34,834 to GBP36,648

Hours per week: 37 hours

Interview date: To be confirmed following shortlisting

Newly Qualified Occupational Therapist Rotation - Social Care - Wiltshire Council

We are excited to introduce a rotation for newly qualified Occupational Therapists working in Social Care within Wiltshire Council. Occupational Therapists are highly valued members of our Social Care team, with occupation central to everything we do. If you want to make a difference to enable individuals to live their lives their way at home, build on your core Occupational Therapy skills and work flexibly in a great team - then this rotation is the job for you.

Each rotation is 8 months in duration. All rotations are community based, working with people in their own homes and plan to include the following teams:

  • Children's and Young People Disability Team - working with 0-18 year olds with physical, learning and communication disabilities within their home environment. Enabling them to reach and work towards their developmental milestones.
  • Mental Health Enablement Services - supporting people to conquer everyday challenges and live their lives.
  • Housing Occupational Therapy Services (Adults and Children) - working with people to overcome their environmental barriers through complex adaptations and more.
  • Reablement - providing short term therapy led goal-based support to people in their homes.
  • Ongoing Support - working with adults with predominantly physical long-term conditions to enable occupational participation within the home, includes major adaptations and moving and handling.

All teams provide diverse experience working with people living with a wide range of conditions to enable their independence and wellbeing in their own homes. You'll learn to manage your own caseload, enable people to have independence and wellbeing within their lives, and work alongside informal carers and families. You'll become skilled in prescribing and risk assessing a range of manual handling, daily living equipment and major adaptations. You'll broaden your multi-disciplinary working within friendly, experienced teams.

Rotational OT posts are available to be based in either the Salisbury, Trowbridge, and Chippenham areas.

This rotation starts in September 2024 with the option to join earlier if desired.

We offer excellent support for newly qualified Occupational Therapists, with a comprehensive induction and a 12-month preceptorship programme, with dedicated time off the job each month in your first year to focus on development and wellbeing. There are significant opportunities to engage in continuing professional development and develop your career across multiple specialties of Occupational Therapy. You'll gain work-life balance with a brilliant flexible working scheme and be part of a passionate OT team wherever you go.

Here's what our existing Newly Qualified OTs from 2022-3 said about the preceptorship support and development opportunities they had last year;

"Thank you for the time and support put into this programme. It has been invaluable, personally and professionally. I am grateful to have been part of this programme, it has been the best start to my OT journey - nothing can take that away. I feel very valued and supported."

Why us?

Wiltshire Council is a friendly, welcoming place to work, with a 'One Council' ethos. That's why we focus on getting the things that matter to our people right. Explore more benefits here!

Under the Health and Social Care Act (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014, individuals involved in regulated activity must provide a full employment history and detail any gaps. Before clicking apply please complete this full employment history form and once completed please attach it to your application form.

Please download and read the role description and person specification carefully before you apply as well as Our Identity .

For more details, contact Mary Harvey, Principal Occupational Therapist, at , or call .

This role may be subject to certain successful security checks; please see the role description for more information.

We are firmly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to the principles of inclusion and diversity in both employment and the delivery of services. Read our statement of commitment to equality and inclusion .

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