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Occupational Therapist

Job Description

Named as one of the 100 best places to work in the NHS by the Health Service Journal in 2015, Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health, learning disabilities and social care services.

Occupational Therapist- Band 5

Southern Health is a specialist trust providing a range of health care and social support services for the directorate of people who have a learning disability and for their families/ carers. The Trust is fully committed to a person-centred approach, placing the service user at the centre of all activities. We aim to support people so they can be involved in their local community and make their own choices about how they live their lives.

Base: North Oxfordshire Learning Disability Team (Banbury)

Hours: 375 fixed term 1 year contract

Salary: band 5

The North Oxfordshire Learning Disability Team is a multi disciplinary specialist community team, looking for a highly motivated Occupational Therapist (Band 5) to provide occupational therapy for people with learning disability in the north and west of Oxfordshire. The successful applicant would be part of a small team of occupational therapists and be involved in a range of clinical activities. Line management and clinical supervision is through the Band 6 or Clinical Specialist OT. This is an excellent opportunity to support clients with learning disabilities to achieve optimum health within their communities and to work in collaboration with other health and social care colleagues.

The successful applicant will become part of friendly and supportive team and will be offered regular supervision, appraisal and opportunities for continued professional development.

NB: A car driver and to have access to a car that can be used for work purposes is essential for this post.

For More information and/or an informal visit to the service please contact Mandy Cox Clinical Specialist OT Tel:  ( Phone number removed ) , email ( Email address removed )

Closing Date 241016 Interview Date: 031116

We value YOU whatever your race, gender, age, disability, sexuality, age, religion or belief

We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community and we are committed to equal opportunities

We strongly encourage candidates to read all available information to support their application, please use the application form to demonstrate that you meet the requirements laid out in the job description and person specification.

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A DBS check is required by the Employer for this post. The Employer will undertake an initial check at the appropriate level on appointment. As a condition of employment you are required to register with the online DBS update service and maintain this registration throughout employment; costs associated with this will be reimbursed, subject to taxation in line with guidance from HMRC. You will comply with all Employer processes in order to provide yearly permission to the Employer enabling it to view your status and to undertake random checks as required. If you change to a role where a check would no longer be required this will be confirmed and you may end your membership if desired.

Any personal information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

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