Senior Practitioner
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: 8991
  • Published: Tue 12/05/2020, 9:25 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 19/06/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £33,123 - £36,138 per annum, pro rata + MRS £6,000 per annum, pro rata
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Watling House, Dunstable, Bedfordshire

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Senior Practitioner

Team: Integrated Services, Occupational Therapy 

Salary: £33,123 - £36,138 per annum, pro rata + MRS £6,000 per annum, pro rata

Job Family: Supporting CBG11

Hours: Full time (37 hours)

Contract type: Permanent  
Location: Watling House, Dunstable
Closing date: 19th June 2020

Interview Date: W/C 6th July 2020
More about the role:
An exciting opportunity has arisen in Occupational Therapy within Integrated Services to work in Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC).


This is a Senior Practitioner role which will include managing a customer caseload which consists of specialist and complex assessments for minor and major adaptations, working alongside housing and social care colleagues. You will be assisting the Team Manager in the development of an effective and confident workforce in line with the Directorate’s values and priorities, supervising and creating a positive team ethos, setting an example in all aspects of work to ensure the exemplary reputation of the Council is upheld.


Integrated Services operates 11 locality-based teams that provide Assessment and Case Management across all client groups, which include:

·       Older Person & Physical Disability Teams;

·       Occupational Therapy Team

·       Adult Learning Disability Team

·       Preparing for Adulthood

·       Hospital discharge based at the Luton & Dunstable Acute Hospital


The service works in close partnership with other health, housing and care services.


Working for us, you can expect to be valued for your positive and dynamic practice, be assisted to continue to develop as a practitioner within a supportive learning environment and operate within a ‘can do’ culture.  Your contribution in helping us to succeed could enable you to discover your greatness.


You will have skills that help us achieve the delivery of excellent person-centred approaches. You will value sound evidence-based practice and understand that best practice results in best value.  You will know the importance of enabling people to be supported to be as independent as possible for as long as possible and that having a strong connection with local services and communities can make a real difference to people's lives and overall wellbeing.


If you have an experienced Occupational Therapist wanting to take the next step in your career and want be part of a team delivering a responsive, flexible and resilient service underpinned by a caring, compassionate and confident operating culture, then we want to hear from you.


You must be a registered and experienced Occupational Therapist and be able to travel around the county independently, able to work in the community covering the Central Bedfordshire region. You will be assessing customers in their homes for adaptations and appropriate recommendations to enable them to stay in their own homes. Promoting independence, with a proactive and enabling approach is our ethos.


We want every person in Central Bedfordshire to have responsive, proportionate, customer-focused care and support - making our area a great place to live and work.


Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work'.


As part of this role you will need to have access to your own transport.


To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: Senior Practitioner Recruitment Pack


For an informal discussion about this position, please contact:  Karen Forbes at  on 0300 300 6716 or Lisa Monteiro Pinto at or 0300 300 4231


For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at


Safeguarding (For DBS posts only):

Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.  


Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.


To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline.

If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role.

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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