Occupational Therapist (Social and Healthcare Qualified)

Location Derbyshire, England
Salary £21.79 - £22.99 per hour
Our paediatric Occupational Therapy (OT) team sits within the Specialist Disabled Childrens Service and comprises of OT Team Manager, OT practice supervisor, OTs, OT community care workers and a dedicated OT team coordinator.
We are a passionate and forward-thinking, continually striving to improve outcomes for the disabled children and young people we work with.
We have an experienced management team who are committed to good support, advice, supervision and a nurturing team ethos. We are committed to capturing the child’s voice and journey through our work with a ‘children first’ approach which incorporates the social model of disability, social inclusion principles, anti-oppressive practice and person centred ways.
We are seeking an experienced OT to support our county wide social care childrens team.
Our team provides assessment of disabled children’s needs in the community (home environment) in relation to potential need for major and minor adaptations, as well as specialist equipment provision and moving and handling advice. We refer to district and borough councils for DFG funding and work closely with specialist equipment providers. We also provide support to the disability fostering service.
We are seeking a child centred Occupational Therapist to join us in our county wide team. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing service, helping to develop a preventative and pro-active approach to disabled facilities, equipment and adaptations provision.
You will work in a wide variety of client groups and specialisms: working with children, child safeguarding, child development/physical disability, complex health needs, moving and handling, learning disabilities and behaviours that challenge, duty team, disability fostering, assistive technology, hospital liaison, housing, and major adaptations among others.