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Senior Practitioner Occupational Therapist
  • Employer: North Somerset Council
  • Reference: PSOT0220
  • Published: Wed 05/02/2020, 16:45 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 24/02/2020, 23:47 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £30,000 - £34,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset

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Senior Practitioner Occupational Therapist


Directorate:                 People and Communities           

Starting salary:            JM2:- £34,788 per annum

Location:                      Based in the Town Hall, Weston-super-Mare

Hours:                           37 hours per week: Single Point of Access Team

Contract:                     Permanent

Closing date:              Monday 24 February 2020


North Somerset Council is a forward-thinking organisation committed to promoting independence for those living in North Somerset as well as modernising our services to be able to meet our future demands.  With engagement underway to develop our Occupational Therapy services it is an exciting time for you to join our organisation and to contribute to this exciting scheme of work. Our Occupational Therapy workforce is valued as key to achieving the best outcomes for our service users and we would like to invite you to join us at this pivotal time.


Single Point of Access Team (SPA):


The single point of access team is the entry point to services. You will work in an integrated multi-disciplinary team and be responsible for over-seeing the Occupational therapy referrals for both health and social care received by the contact centre, Care Connect.

You will be responsible for the supervision/management of Occupational Therapists and Adult Social Care Workers, in addition to contributing to service development within the SPA team and wider OT service.


A significant proportion of referrals are resolved at the point of contact through the provision of advice and guidance, signposting and prescribing equipment or minor adaptations, including the use of assessment clinics.  You will undertake a specialist role in the development of early intervention and prevention services at our Equipment and Demonstration centre whilst working to increase our clinic offer at the centre and the use of Equipment and adaptations. When resolution is not possible in SPA we will refer to our integrated teams and non-statutory organisations for their services.  You will need to be a good communicator, able to build rapport over the telephone and work proportionately and creatively to meet service user needs in a timely way.


For further details, informal discussion or to arrange a visit please contact Jodie Birchall, Team Manager, SPA, on 01934 426428 or e-mail


North Somerset includes the coastal towns of Weston-super-Mare, Portishead and Clevedon as well as the beautiful country-side of North Somerset. The geography of North Somerset is bordering Bristol at the gateway to the south west and offers a great environment to live and work within.  


We Offer:

  • Strong commitment to training and personal development.
  • Regular supervision with Team Manager.
  • Access to pension scheme, employee assistance programme, childcare vouchers, discount schemes.



North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


This post is exempt under the provisions of the Rehabilitations of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975 and is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.


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Anticipated interview date:  Monday 2nd March 2020