Application deadline 17th July 2017
Job reference 1636498
Job location North Yorkshire
Hours per-week 37 hours per week
Salary £27,668-£32,486

Salary: £27,688- £32,486 (Band 11-12)
Location: Working in the locality of Ripon and Knaresborough (with occasional reporting into our office hub in Harrogate)
Hours: Full time or part time hours

Do you have a real passion to make a real difference to people’s lives? Are you looking for a rewarding career?

We have an excellent opportunity for an Occupational Therapist to work within the Independence and Reablement Team covering the Ripon and Knaresborough area. We are looking for someone who is motivated to join our team of experienced Occupational Therapists and Social Workers to deliver an effective holistic service.

We are proud of our successful track record as a leading care service provider and we consistently appear amongst the top performing County Councils in the country. You would be joining us at a pivotal time for both North Yorkshire and the County Council’s development as we take forward North Yorkshire’s 2020 plans and work with partners to develop a distinctive public health and adult social care agenda. This aims to support more people to live longer, healthier and independent lives.

As a qualified Occupational Therapist, your core focus is to maximise the independence and safety of people in with care and support needs. This includes undertaking assessments of vulnerable people and supporting people and carers who have been assessed as being in need. This is delivered through the provision of advice, support, equipment and adaptations to develop appropriate support plans to meet their preferred outcomes within specified resources.

This is a great opportunity to join our Independence and Reablement Service within Health and Adult Services and our inclusive way of working, enhancing person centred care. Health and Adult Services is an exciting and friendly place of work, committed to delivering services to its local community and providing opportunities for our local residents.

You will support the needs of the client establishing person centred goals, assess their short term needs, conduct timely reviews and progress clients within the service where required. You will work to increase the client’s independence and quality of life, maximising function to empower and enable them to remain in the community for as long as possible.

We offer structured supervision and training to enhance skills and excellent development opportunities to progress your professional career.

You will work closely in partnership with a variety of teams and agencies, including health colleagues, stronger communities and prevention teams, voluntary and independent sector, mental health and public health colleagues. Our ethos is to promote health and wellbeing, preventing, reducing and delaying need, in line with the Care Act.

As an Occupational Therapist, you will undertake a range of strength based assessments and interventions to ensure that adults with care and support needs and their carers achieve their desired outcomes and wellbeing to live independent lives. You will determine eligibility for adults with care and support needs against the national standards and ensure that they are safe from harm but where harm or abuse is identified ensure the safety of the person and undertake the relevant safeguarding enquiries.

To be eligible for this post you will have a professional Occupational Therapist qualification BHSc (Hons) Degree, and have current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.

As someone who is passionate about people you will be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults, raising concerns as appropriate. You will undertake Safeguarding Adults Investigations, as delegated by the Safeguarding Co-ordinator and in line with current procedures.

Are you a Newly Qualified Occupational Therapist? The service has opportunities to enrol you on a 2 year programme to provide you with an excellent training and learning provision to progress from Band 11 to Band 12.

In addition, we offer generous leave entitlement, flexible working, a local government pension scheme, salary sacrifice, employee discount benefits and access to modern technology to support remote access and flexible working patterns.

Applications are welcomed from applicants looking for full time or part time hours it would be helpful if you could specify this in the supporting evidence section of your application.

North Yorkshire has major transport links by road including the A1(m), A19 and A64, making North Yorkshire easily accessible and commutable from many surrounding areas including Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Teesside, Hull, York, Bridlington, East Riding, Doncaster and Leeds.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Selina Hart on 01609 798039 or email

Key dates
Closing date: 17th July
Interview date: 31st July

How to apply

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