Band 6/7 Occupational Therapist

Job Title: Band 6/7 Occupational Therapist
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Surrey
Salary: £151.28 - £177.68 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: TanOT1
Contact Name: Gemma Wright
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 18, 2019 14:18

Job Description

Pertemps Medical are looking to recruit a band 6 or 7 Occupational Therapist. We are working with the DWP to recruit for a new concept which involves working in a three way partnership as an assessor to determine what job claimants are capable of doing rather than making sweeping assessments of what they are unable to achieve. One role involves working across two Job Centres based in Crawley and Horsham (Crawley on Monday and Horsham on Tuesday -  08:30 – 17:00). There is also a requirement for the site at Epsom every Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00. The role is for a duration of 10 weeks starting ASAP with a view to extend to a 6 month contract if the trial is successful. The first 2 weeks of this period will include an induction along with time to familiarise yourself with the offices you will be working in.


The claimant participation for this specialist advice is entirely voluntary and the role will involve working alongside a work coach to deliver a claimant-centred, work-activity focused conversation which takes into account the interaction between work based tasks and the claimants health condition. The advice will cover exploring appropriate work related activity, further employment focused support, work activity adjustments and general lifestyle management advice.  


Essential Client Needs:


•             HCPC Registered

•             Registration with the Royal College of Occupational Therapists

•             Knowledge of the clinical aspects and likely functional effects of a wide range of medical conditions

•             Be able to offer vocational rehabilitation advice

•             Be able to address health and disability support needs by providing advice or signposting to specialist support or reasonable adjustments

•             Understanding of the therapeutic value of work

•             Be able to critically evaluate evidence and use logical reasoning to provide accurate evidence-based advice

•             Excellent interpersonal skills

•             Be able to collaborate with staff to deliver supporting activity

•             Be able to produce and conduct presentations on a range of health related subjects

•             Be able to mentor/ train

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