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Occupational Therapy

If you are an Occupational Therapy professional looking for a move, and you want to be part of an organisation with a sense of momentum and commitment to improvement and professional development, then you have come to the right place.

Applications will be accepted at any time; we hope that the information provided will encourage you to apply to Bedford Borough Council.  If you would like an informal discussion about any of the opportunities, please contact the Recruitment Team: Recruitment.team@bedford.gov.uk.

 

Occupational Therapists

Hours: Full time & Part time available

Contract: Fixed term for one year

Working under guidance within relevant legislation, you will assess client’s needs, identify options for meeting those needs and review outcomes within the Department’s procedures, ensuring that the intervention provided is person centred.  As an active member of the Occupational Therapy Team, you will maintain effective relationships with other agencies to determine good outcomes.

We have a career progression scheme in place, and will look to recruit at the appropriate level to both recognise your knowledge and expereince, and to enable you to grow in the role with us.

For all levels you will :

  • Have a BSc or equivalent in Occupational Therapy, with current Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration and evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • Have the ability to work alone and as part of a team, using own initiative and ability to be flexible.
  • Demonstrate sound knowledge of current legislation that may affect work within the community, including the Care Act.

 

Occupational Therapist Level 1

£23,166 - £25.694 (pro rata for part time) pa + Recruitment & Retention Allowance of 3%

Quote ref P000807/level 1

For level 1 posts, you will carry a workload, under the supervision and guidance of Line Manager, in a team setting and demonstrate:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the values and principles underpinning working with vulnerable adults within a community setting, and an understanding of the Standards of Proficiency from HCPC.
  • The ability to manage a varied caseload, work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Click here to download the  job description & selection criteria - Level 1

 

Occupational Therapist Level 2

£26,556 - £29,033 (pro rata for part time) pa + Recruitment & Retention Allowance of 3%

Quote ref P000807/level 2

For level 2 posts, you will carry a varied and challenging workload, reflecting increasing complexity, under the supervision and guidance of Line Manager and demonstrate:

  • Willingness to undertake Practice Educator training.
  • Evidence knowledge of the values and principles underpinning working with vulnerable adults within a community setting, and evidence working within the Standards of Proficiency from HCPC.
  • The ability to manage and effectively prioritise a caseload of increasing complexity, working under pressure and to meet deadlines. 

Click here to download the  job description & selection criteria - Level 2

 

Occupational Therapist Level 3

£29,854 - £31,288 (pro rata for part time) pa + Recruitment & Retention Allowance of 3%

Quote ref P000807/level 3

For level 3 posts, you will carry a varied, challenging and complex workload.  Regular supervision will be in accordance with the Departmental Supervision Policy. 

You will also:

  • Be a Practice Educator or show willingness to undertake training.
  • Evidence knowledge and increasing understanding of the values and principles underpinning working with vulnerable adults within a community setting, and evidence working within the Standards of Proficiency from HCPC.
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage and effectively prioritise a complex caseload, work with integrity and professionalism, working under pressure and to meet deadlines. 
  • Be able to deal with emergency situations under the guidance of Senior Practitioner where required.

Click here to download the  job description & selection criteria - Level 3

 

To apply for an Occupational Therapist role, please complete the application form using the links below.  Please ensure you read the Job Description and Selection Criteria for the role before completing your application form, and apply for the level you feel is most appropriate by using the relevant reference number.

Click here to download an application form

Terms and conditions

Your form can be returned by email: Recruitment.team@bedford.gov.uk

or by post: Recruitment Team, Bedford Borough Council, Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, MK42 9AP.

 

All offers will be subject to an enhanced DBS check