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Senior/Specialist Occupational Therapist

Job Description

This job may close early if a large number of applications are received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid missing your chance to apply.

Should your application be successful you will receive a letter inviting you to interview. However if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and dedicated band 6 Occupational Therapist to work primarily within South Derbyshire and Dales neighbourhood. You will also be required work flexibly across neighbourhoods as needs arise .

The Occupational Therapy service is part of a multi-disciplinary approach to provide therapeutic meaningful activities to support individual’s recovery in mental health within the community. We are committed to delivering high quality, person centred care.

We are looking for a suitably experienced Occupational Therapist who is motivated and dedicated to work within the current team to contribute to the continued development and promotion of the service. It is anticipated that this will be achieved through MDT work, representing the team within the Trust and an ability to provide a positive role model to other team members. You will also carry a clinical caseload, and support the team with their clinical work.

In return you can expect to be supported in your professional development and develop skills appropriate to the needs of the service and client group.

If you require further information please contact: Karen Wheeler (Lead Occupational therapist , planned & urgent care) Tel :  ( Phone number removed ) 

Alison Driver Neighbourhood Manager  ( Phone number removed ) 

Derbyshire Healthcare is proud to deliver compassionate care from smoke-free environments.

A focus on recovery

Here at Derbyshire Healthcare, we are committed to working alongside the people who use our services, to help them lead meaningful and satisfying lives. Click the link on the right of this page to watch a short film featuring some of the people who use our services, discussing ‘recovery and flourishing families’ (please see link to the right):

Apply online by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ button at the bottom of the screen. You must submit the application form before the closing date. If you encounter difficulty with either the application form, or if you prefer not to apply online, please contact our Recruitment Services Team (24-hour answerphone) on  ( Phone number removed ) , quoting the job reference number. PLEASE ENSURE YOU READ THE GUIDANCE NOTES BELOW BEFORE COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION FORM.

DBS Check

The cost of undertaking a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service formerly known as CRB) disclosure will be met by the individual. The Trust will meet the initial costs of the disclosure which will be deducted from your first month’s salary. The current price of a standard check is £26 and an enhanced check is £44.

Under new guidance, we are obliged to check employment history for at least the past 3 years for successful candidates. Please ensure that the referees you provide us cover at least the past 3 years of your employment/training.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of all our staff. We will consider applications to work flexibly.



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.

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