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Principal Occupational Therapist Ref: DON/18/0268

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, ADULTS, HEALTH & WELLBEING
Based at: Civic Offices
Salary details: Grade 12 £47,324 - £50,424 
Job details: 37 Hours, Full Time, Permanent
Closing date: 01 June 2018
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An exciting opportunity has been created in Doncaster to lead and develop our Occupational Therapy service. Doncaster is undergoing transformation of many of its services which includes closer working and integration with partner agencies and development of its own service.

As a qualified professionally registered OT, the successful candidate will be the council-wide strategic professional lead for Adult and Children’s Occupational Therapy. This includes services within the Council and multi-agency settings, ensuring the promotion of core Occupational Therapy values, strengths and asset based conversations and that the service user is placed at the heart of practice. 

The post-holder will be responsible for leading and providing professional guidance and support the development and transformation of the team. The post-holder will have responsibility for supporting and advising on the quality of practice and have a key role in the implementation and embedding of the RCOT Standards, Code of Conduct and Ethics. The post holder will offer guidance, mentoring and coaching to enhance the quality of practice, supporting both managers and frontline OTs across Adult Social Care. They will be the strategic council lead for integration of therapy services across the pathway of acute and primary Care.

Using an evidenced based approach the successful candidate will support and influence Occupational Therapy practice at both the operational and strategic level promoting best practice. They will respond to the development needs of practitioners, initiatives, policy and procedures, co-ordinating and actively contributing to the professional practitioner group and clinical governance.

As a qualified OT with significant relevant management experience the appointee will be expected to act as a role model for Continuing Professional Development as required by the HCPC Code of Conduct and RCOT Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and Standards of Practice both in broad professional knowledge, cross service expertise and professional supervision and be willing to undertake practice teaching/clinical supervision duties for students.

The role will include strategic advice and guidance to the senior leadership including the Director of Adult Social Care.

For an informal discussion please contact David Eckersley, Head of Service – Adult Safeguarding and Specialist Teams on 01302 737299. 

This post involves working with adults and therefore if successful you will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service check at an enhanced level. Further information about the Disclosure Scheme and can be found at www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults

We are committed to the equality of opportunity in the services provided to customers and all aspects of employment. We warmly welcome applications from all sectors of the community. Our recruitment policies, procedures and practices enable all applicants to be considered on merit and ability to do the job. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed. To find out more about Doncaster Council, please visit http://www.doncaster.gov.uk

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