We operate a bilingual policy. All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

2 x Senior Practitioner Occupational Therapist

Closing date: 19/07/2024

Reference: REQ105340

37 hours / Permanent

40,221 - 42,403 *

Aberaeron

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

The successful candidate may be eligible to up to a maximum of £8,000 (including VAT) towards the cost of expenses incurred as a result of relocating to Ceredigion. For further information please email humanresources@ceredigion.gov.uk. For more information about the county of Ceredigion and the enviable lifestyle it offers please click here.

Full-time, 37 hours per week, Monday – Friday. Alternative full-time working hours may be considered for the right candidate.

  • POST 1: Primary responsibility Adults (Penmorfa, Aberaeron)
  • POST 2: Primary responsibility Paediatrics (Canolfan Rheidol, Aberystwyth)

Please specify whether you are applying for one or both posts.

Ceredigion Council Integrated Occupational Therapy Team

Are you passionate about using Occupational Therapy to help people live more meaningful lives? Do you value working in a forward thinking, well being focused organisation? Are you ready to take a leadership role that matters? If yes, then read on.

Following a recent review of the Occupational Therapy services within Ceredigion County Council, a new service structure has been developed. Both Adult and Paediatric senior OT roles now fall under the same management structure within Ceredigion’s through age well-being model.

Bringing the Adults and Paediatric services together is a new endeavour. Therefore, there’ll be an expectation of flexibility in your approach and being passionate about service development. As the service matures, the team will become more integrated and the boundaries between adults/children’s services are likely to overlap as this exciting process progresses. 

We’re passionate about the high-quality, person-centred service we provide to the people of Ceredigion and the unique perspective our profession brings to the wider organisation. We believe that at every life stage people are entitled to reach their full potential.

As a team we’re proud of our supportive culture and seek to share our strengths, professional skills, and broad knowledge – both in our immediate OT service and with MDT colleagues. 

As a senior practitioner you can expect to receive regular professional supervision and protected CPD time.

Your focus in the team will be to:

  • provide clinical support, guidance, and formal supervision to OTs and OTAs who carry a community case load
  • screen and prioritise new referrals
  • work clinically with service users with the most complex needs
  • assist the team manager in highlighting and replicating clinical best practice within the team
  • identify, contribute to and lead on service development projects
  • assist in an always improving approach to assessment and provision of services
  • approach openly, cross cover between Adults/Paediatric senior roles if needed
  • deliver team training as needed and model continual professional development in practice
  • continue to build on recent exciting service and organisational developments in areas such as:
    • evolving clinical practice
    • technology enabled care
    • evidence based manual handling (releasing time to care)
    • penmorfa Centre for Independent Living (PenCIL a community resource)

The community OT role is varied, our goal is to empower people to maximise their own independence while using resources fairly and responsibly, in line with our professional and legislative responsibilities. Our team are experts in:

  • adaptations
  • manual handling techniques and equipment
  • functional assessment
  • empowering people with complex long-term conditions
  • using compensatory, rehabilitation and person-centred approaches
  • MDT working
  • identifying new innovative ways to help people live more meaningful lives

As a Senior Practitioner you will be confident in your clinical assessment skills; able to explain why and how you make decisions. Be professionally self-aware, knowing where your own competencies begin and end. Have a proven track record of successfully supporting and supervising other OT / support staff. Possess strong organisational skills. Most of all you should be as passionate as we are about innovation, teamwork and providing a quality evidence-based service. We work as a team, we value the importance of every team members contribution.

If you share our values, get in touch to discuss this exciting opportunity, or apply now!

These roles benefit from:

  • hybrid working (potential to work at home and in office, travel within county also required)
  • flexi time
  • generous discretionary financial grant to support the right candidate to relocate to Ceredigion

Job Description and Person Specification

For further information or if you wish to discuss this opportunity please contact Steven Elliott, Team Manager: Steven.elliott@ceredigion.gov.uk

Note: We reserve the right to extend the application closing date.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and adults at risk. As part of this commitment, certain roles within our organisation require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to assess the suitability of candidates. This role will require an Enhanced DBS check. Please note that the presence of previous convictions will not necessarily disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. We assess each applicant on a case-by-case basis, and take into account the nature and relevance of any convictions in relation to the responsibilities of the role. Our goal is to create an inclusive and supportive work environment where all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. If you have any concerns or questions regarding this process, please feel free to contact us for clarification. Your privacy and dignity are of utmost importance to us throughout the recruitment process.

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Porth Gofal – Targeted Intervention Services

We are at the core of Ceredigion’s through-age social care provision and we focus on ensuring that each individual receives the intervention that is best placed to meet their needs or, where necessary, guide them to early help or specialist services. Our functions include:

  • Porth Gofal Intake and Triage Team
  • Targeted Intervention Services
  • Fostering Services
  • Residential and Day Care Services
  • Housing Services
  • Integrated Community Equipment Stores
  • Emergency Duty Team

More information regarding our teams can be found here.

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