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Community Occupational Therapist

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Community Occupational Therapist –  Fixed Term until January 2025,  Full time 37 hours, based in the Central/North ateitherEddie Ferguson House, Blythor Alnwick Fire Station.


We are looking for an Occupational Therapist, newly qualified or experienced, who wants to start or progress their careers in a highly rewarding area of work where they can make a real difference to the lives of residents/clients.  
Someone who likes variety in their working day and working life who is keen to develop their Occupational Therapy skills through involvement with a wide range of clients with wide ranging health and social care needs.  
We have one  fixed term, full time vacancy available in Central/North area, based at eitherEddie Ferguson House, Blyth orAlnwick Fire Station. The position is NCC Salary Band7or 8, depending on experience. 

Band 7 salary: £33,024 - £36,648

Band 8 salary: £37,336 - £41,418

This is the equivalent to NHS Band 5&6
Why Choose Community Occupational Therapy? 

  • We want our staff to be the best so they can give the best service, so we give the best support we can.  

  • The performance of the Occupational Therapy Service is consistently high, demonstrating the dedication of our staff group to providing a responsive quality service to residents 

  • Community work is interesting and varied giving you to opportunity to be involved in everything from assessing for and providing basic and complex equipment and minor adaptations through to major adaptations and manual handling assessments and recommendations.  

  • We work with adult residents of Northumberland who are experiencing functional problems relating to physical disability, mental health problems or learning disability. This makes the work varied and interesting but alsoveryrewarding 

  • All staff within the Community Occupational Therapy service are enabled to work agile from home or any Northumberland County Council site, including an allocated base office site.  

  • All our teams have a mix of Occupational Therapy Assistants, Technical Instructors, and qualified Occupational Therapists. We share office bases with the wider adult social care services and Northumberland Short Term Support Service meaning you have the MDT around you. 

  • We are building working links with the local Primary Care Networks to improve service to residents.We have close working links with all the residential care homes within Northumberland through a programme of regular reviews. 


Who are we looking for? 
We are looking for someone who upholds the values of Northumberland County Council and the Occupational Therapy service to:  

  • Put residents first ensuring that the identified needs are met in a timely and efficient way 

  • Deliver excellence and quality in service provision 

  • Show respect for service users and colleagues alike 

  •  Keep our communities safe and well 


If this is you, we want to hear from you!  
Please refer to the job description and person specification for full details.  

For an informal conversation about the position please contact Annabel Graham, Clinical Lead OT, on07967813392 
Why choose us? 
We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including:  

  • 26 days annual leave plus public/bank holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years of service (pro rata for part-time employees) 

  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme  

  • Flexi scheme – up to 2 days flexible leave available per month (pro rata for part-time employees)  

  • Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands 

  • Car leasing scheme 

  • A range of salary sacrifice schemes are available 

  • Staff networks - run by staff, for staff, providing opportunities for peer networking, mutual support, staff development e.g. Apprenticeship, Armed Forces, ASD, Enable (disability), LGBT+, Menopause, Mental Wellbeing, Racial Equality 

For further information: 
We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview, please also let the team know. This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post.  

Alternative application format:
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For those with speech difficulties or hearing loss: Text relay service dial 018001 01670 623930 


Although we advertise on North East Jobs, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system. Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications.  


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