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Occupational therapists

Message from our Service Lead for Occupational Therapy

Cornwall is known for its beautiful coastline and stunning natural environment but, as in many parts of the country, we are facing an increasing demand for Occupational Therapists to support our adult residents.

We have an ageing population and areas of deprivation especially in rural locations, which often sit aside pockets of wealth.

We need you!

As a progressive and compassionate council we are confident we can tackle these big issues head on with the right people in our Occupational Therapy service.

We have vacancies in our geographic teams in;

  • East
  • Mid
  • and West Cornwall

including newly qualified Occupational Therapists.

We can provide relocation support of up to £8,000 for eligible candidates relocating to Cornwall and are flexible with start dates.

We also offer a Welcome Payment of £4,000 for qualified Occupational Therapists with the right skills who are new to Cornwall.

This is paid on successful completion of probation period.

Our Occupational Therapists are employed under Agenda for Change terms and conditions so we can offer competitive salaries in line with our health colleagues.

Flexible and hybrid working are offered to ensure that our employees can achieve a good work life balance.

Opportunities within Adult Social Care

This is your chance to make a difference in people’s lives in one of the most beautiful places in the UK.

Apply for one of our exciting roles and the rewards could be tremendous, both professionally and personally.

The new Adult Care and Support Structure

During the past 12 months, we have undertaken a restructure across Adult Care and Support.

The Occupational Therapy teams cover geographical areas in;

  • East
  • Mid
  • and West Cornwall

to ensure care closer to home.

In each area, we now have a Therapy Lead, with a focus on the Independence and Wellbeing Service, and a Therapy Lead with a focus on practice and quality standards.

In addition, a Service Lead for Occupational Therapy has been recruited to lead on service quality, change and innovation.

About You

We are looking for innovators who want to create change and help us develop an outstanding service for our residents.

We need dedicated, enthusiastic and motivated Occupational Therapists to work with our adult residents to undertake complex, strength-based assessment and deliver positive outcome.

As part of the Independence and Wellbeing Service, your focus will be on;

  • preventing
  • reducing
  • and delaying the need for care and support

by providing;

  • advice
  • information
  • equipment
  • and adaptations

to promote wellbeing and independence.

You will help to ensure that;

  • residents
  • families
  • and communities

have the right support in place at the right time.

We work closely with our partners across both Health and Housing to ensure a streamlined approach to service delivery.

Training, Development and Progression

Recent developments within the service include the introduction of an Occupational Therapy apprenticeship.

This is so that we can offer development opportunities for

  • our skilled
  • and experienced

support workers and increase our supply of qualified Occupational Therapists.

We are also developing our student placement offer to ensure that we promote the valuable role of Occupational Therapy and support the next generation of Occupational Therapists.

Many of our Occupational Therapists are very experienced in working in the community. So you will be well supported to develop your own skills and experience.

Regular training opportunities are available, including;

  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Care Act
  • and Safeguarding

alongside profession specific training in Adaptations and Moving and Handling.

For those joining with more experience, we offer ;

  • leadership and management training
  • and development opportunities to help you take the next step in your career

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