Occupational Therapist / Therapy Assistant

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £39,027 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
31 Jul 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you an Occupational Therapist or Therapy Assistant looking for a new challenge, a change in practice or relocating? If so, look no further. Intermediate Care Services in Somerset have expanded and have opportunities across the county of Somerset and we want to support you in the next part of your career journey.

Who are we?

We are a nationally recognised intermediate care service that provides support to keep people stable, well and independent. We support people to avoid hospital admission (called rapid response) and we support people to leave hospital (called supported discharge). Our goal is to support people to recover at home wherever possible, but we also provide support to people in a number of different reablement bedded units across different areas of Somerset.

We are nationally recognised as a mature integrated service - our intermediate care service was designed in April 2020 with integration at it's core. Our joint Local authority and NHS funding has enabled us to become a co-designed team of therapy staff, social workers, nurses, reablement support workers, community agents, care providers and care homes. Every member of our team has a unique background and a unique contribution to delivering and shaping recovery and reablement services. As 2021 HSJ Partnership Award finalists, we pride ourselves in the collaborative work that we do locally with our neighbouring organisations as well as the work we are involved in nationally.

Main duties of the job

Examples of the roles we have available
  • Reablement Unit assistant therapist (band 3)- Glastonbury, Somerset
  • Reablement unit registered occupational therapist (Band 5 & 6) - West Mendip, Somerset
  • Reablement Unit assistant therapists - Taunton, Somerset
  • Pathway 1 registered therapists (band 5 & 6) - variety of Somerset locations
  • Rapid Response registered therapists (band 6)- Taunton & Mendip
  • Reablement Unit Therapy Lead roles (band 7) - Variety of locations

Intermediate Care Services in Somerset are fast growing. Currently we are supporting c.600 people across the county of Somerset. Our county wide service enables us to be able to offer opportunities in a variety of locations across Somerset. We have opportunities for you to work in people's homes, in reablement units or a mixture of the two. Whatever it is, we have an opportunity for you! The broad scope of Intermediate Care means we can offer a superb career structure that supports you with your career choices. We have opportunities for people wanting to join the health/care setting for the first time, as well as registered occupational therapy positions. We are keen to employ people who share the same vision and values as us. As an employer, we recognise that our staff are our truly greatest asset and we are committed to supporting them to achieve a rewarding and satisfying career.

About us

Whether it's our gorgeous countryside, buzzing towns, friendly attitudes or a desire to get ahead of the curve in our nationally recognised service, you'll fall in love with Somerset's Intermediate Care service and all the people that make our team. Please get in contact directly with the Head of Intermediate Care Services (an Occupational Therapist too!) on 07823 900 444 to discuss your options further and how we can support you.

If you have had time out from Occupational Therapy please get in touch. We offer a robust Return to Practice Programme...

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for further information about the role and the personal requirements and specification.

Person Specification Knowledge and experience Essential
  • HCPC registered as Occupational Therapist
  • Extensive experience in community and or acute OT
  • Experience of working with frail and elderly population and providing rehabilitation
  • Supervision and appraisal experience
  • Evidence of advanced clinical reasoning
  • Service development experience

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