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Senior Occupational Therapist
  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/59424/13137
  • Published: Wed 31/03/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 11/04/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £36,922 - £39,880
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN1 1JE

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Senior Occupational Therapist

Job introduction

Senior (Practitioner) Occupational Therapist – 37 hours

Are you an Occupational Therapist?

Are you committed to supporting children to maintain their wellbeing at home?

Are you looking for an opportunity to further develop your knowledge and skills?

If so, we would like to hear from you.

CLOSING DATE: 11 April 2021

INTERVIEW DATE: 14 April 2021

About us

This is a new and exciting opportunity to work within our friendly and supportive Children’s Occupational Therapy Service. You will work in our well-established Independent Living Team providing creative solutions to enable residents with a wide spectrum of need to continue to live safely and independently with a good quality of life for as long as possible.

Our ethos here in Brighton & Hove is to put our clients at the centre of everything we do and actively encourage staff within the team to work together with other colleagues across the wider Adult Social Care service so that we can better meet the needs of our clients. The provision of equipment and adaptations are central to the delivery of our goals and we work alongside a modern and efficient Integrated Equipment Service to achieve this.

It is an exciting time to join the Children’s OT Service due to the current developments that are being made and the support that is being provided. Currently, we are working to support new online systems which will provide more choice and options for our customers. We are particularly keen to develop our digital offer and you would have the opportunity to contribute to this work.

For an informal discussion, please contact Olivia Bird - Operations Manager on 07717 480899

About the role

About you
The position will primarily focus on the Children’s OT Referral and Duty System.

This will involve:

  • Triaging referrals
  • Identification of urgent work
  • Allocation of case work
  • Supporting other professionals with OT queries & referrals
  • Supervising and supporting Occupational Therapists within the team
  • Contributing to specific project work and developments to the service
  • Encouraging a supportive environment for the team

You must:

  • Qualified Occupational Therapist and hold current HCPC registration
  • Experience of supervision of Occupational Therapists
  • Experience of triaging, managing referrals and allocation of case work
  • Experience of working with children in community-based settings that have a broad range of functional needs and specialist equipment
  • Experience of working with children with complex manual handling needs
  • Knowledge of minor and major adaptation work
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with clients, parents, colleagues and other professionals
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team
  • Good ICT and time management skills.
  • What staff say about us:

    I am an experienced Occupational Therapist and joined Brighton & Hove City Council just over a year ago. I can say that this is certainly the most supportive and friendly team I have ever worked in – there is a really good vibe here. Although the team is very busy, I feel I have a manageable workload and enjoy the wide variety of work.

    When I started, I had a very good induction which lasted about 6-8 weeks. During that time I had the opportunity to shadow colleagues and other professionals and that really helped me settle in and gain confidence in my new role.

    In addition to our regular team meetings and one-to-one supervision sessions, we have OT Forum meetings, every 4 to 6 weeks.  These are really good in keeping us up to date with both tried and tested and new ways of doing things. No-one ever minds having a chat about any issues that seem tricky to resolve no matter how minor they may be.

    The best thing for me is how proactive this team is regarding developing people’s skills.

    I have definitely learned loads since I joined.


    Experienced Occupational Therapist

    I have worked in Independent Living for just over a year now in my first OT role since qualifying and I am very happy that I joined such a friendly, supportive and welcoming team.

    I have greatly appreciated the opportunity to develop professionally through training, supervision and peer support while working autonomously and collaboratively with an extremely diverse client base.


    Newly qualified Occupational Therapist


    Then why not apply to join us.

    We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BAME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce. 

    Find out more about Living in Brighton & Hove on our website.

    For an informal chat about the job please contact Olivia Bird on 07717 480899 or email 

***Important Information***
We highly recommend you read the ‘Maximise your Chances’ below before you apply for this job. It is important you are able to show how you meet the Person Specification when applying. Not following this guidance is likely to reduce your chances of success.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.”

Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.