Job details

  • Salary: Grade 7 (£31,346 - £34,728)
  • Location: Sheffield
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours Per Week: 37
  • Service: People
  • Closing Date: On Going
  • Date Posted: 15 October 2021
  • Reference: 901348

Community Occupational Therapist

Equipment and Adaptations Section

Are you highly skilled and enthusiastic? Keen to join a friendly, professional, and progressive team? We are recruiting person and child centred Occupational Therapists to join us in one of our five OT teams. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing service, helping to develop a preventative and pro-active approach to disabled facilities, equipment and adaptations provision.

Working in the wonderful city of Sheffield you will be supported to gain extra skills through opportunities to work in a wide variety of client groups and specialisms: Moving and Handling, Working with Children, Neurology, Learning Disabilities and Behaviours that Challenge, Rapid Response/ Duty Team, Dementia, Assistive technology, Hospital liaison, Housing, Major adaptations, among others. 

We would especially like to hear from you if you already have clinical experience in any of these areas. 

Here in Sheffield, our Occupational Therapists are highly recognised and valued within the organisation and we have an offer that makes a very rewarding job even more satisfying. 

  • A genuinely supportive team who are committed to providing an excellent equipment and adaptations service.
  • Manageable caseloads 
  • Senior leaders who are progressive and pro-OT with a strong commitment to invest in the workforce
  • Reflective monthly supervisions from experienced managers 
  • Comprehensive training and development offer with opportunities for career progression
  • Flexible working packages and focus on staff involvement and well-being 
  • Innovative practice resulting in better outcomes 
  • Developed and positive working relationships with OTs in Health Services. 
  • Sheffield is a great city – It is diverse with a wide range of cultural, social and outdoor activities, good schools and has excellent transport links 

Working within Adaptations Housing and Health Service, you will be experienced in assessing a person’s daily living activities and function holistically, liaising with a variety of colleagues and health professionals to successfully provide customers independence outcomes in sometimes complex and challenging contexts.

You will need excellent communication and time management skills and must be highly motivated, enthusiastic and committed. You will also be able to demonstrate your willingness and ability to research innovative solutions have a positive and client centred approach. Relevant IT skills and a working knowledge of the Disabled Facilities Grants legislation and process will be required although additional training will be given. 

You must have a Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy, be registered with the HCPC.

We are committed to fairness and social justice and welcome applications from everyone. We value our diverse workforce and aim to work together to make the most of our differences. Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment.  All successful candidates will be required to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

Full-time employees work 37 hours for 52 weeks of the year and we offer a generous holiday entitlement. We are open to discussions about a wide range of flexible working opportunities, which benefit you and the Council. 


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Paula Stephenson

 07760 398736