Band 6 Occupational Therapist

Job Category: Social Care
Reference HQ00019853
Directorate LGSS
Service Northamptonshire County Council
Contract Type Temporary
Duration Initially 3 months
Location Northamptonshire
Job Type Full-time
Start Date ASAP
Hours per week 37
Rate From £28.00 to £31.00 per hour

About the Role:

Opus People Solutions are currently looking for an experienced Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join Northamptonshire Adult Social Services for a locum assignment.

You will work as a discharge facilitator across both the acute Northampton General and Kettering General hospitals and will be responsible for identifying people for rehabilitation pathways.

  • An understanding of the importance of promoting independence, empowerment and reablement,
  • Person centered skills including, respect and sensitivity in order to meet customer needs, goals, and cultural identities,
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written,
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills.
  • Candidates must have a minimum of 2 years post qualifying experience as an Occupational Therapist,
  • Experience working within an acute hospital setting,
  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy,
  • Current HCPC professional registration,
  • An understanding of OT related legislation,
  • Current enhanced DBS certificate valid to work with Adult’s (or willingness to complete)
  • Holiday entitlement of up to 31 days per annum, pro rata (including bank holidays)
  • 3% pension contribution from employer
  • Mileage – 45p per mile
  • Working directly with a customer-focused, dedicated Consultant to match you with your perfect role and help you through the recruitment process
  • Ongoing communication and follow up during your placement
  • Easy and flexible registration process
  • DBS certificate free of charge

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