Occupational Therapist - Torridge Community Health & Social Care Team (Ref.3472)

  • Devon
  • Full Time
  • Band 6 - £32,306 to £39,027 per annum (pending the 2022/23 pay award).

The Torridge Community Health & Social Care Team are looking for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist.


What we can offer you

  • We are committed to your continuous professional development, doing all we can to help you to get the most from your career. You will receive excellent support and supervision, with regular opportunities to discuss and reflect on your practice, both with your line manager and peers.
  • We offer 25 days annual leave, plus Bank Holidays, rising incrementally to 30 days after 5 years’ service.
  • Recognition of NHS Continuous Service for contractual annual leave purposes (within DCC terms and conditions).
  • Flexible working opportunities are available, these include part-time hours, flexitime, compressed working hours and homeworking (this is subject to the needs of the role – please discuss at further at interview)
  • Offer an opportunity to enter a generous Local Government Pension Scheme
  • As a place to live and work, Devon is hard to beat with top-performing schools, universities, vibrant cities, pretty villages and some of the most scenic coast and countryside in the UK. Living and working in Devon as an Occupational Therapist has never been more attractive. If you need to make the move to Devon, relocation support may be available.


Community Occupational Therapists are responsible for providing a person-centred service through specialist clinical assessment within the context of Social Care and Health policy and legislation.


The post involves leading on cases to support individuals with complex needs and lone working in a variety of settings.


The work will include:


  • Screening and assessment roles, both face to face and over the telephone, involving clinical Occupational therapy skills and specialised therapy work.
  • Providing support, advice and training as applicable to a range of staff including non-professionally registered workers, students (including OT and Social Work) and other professionals as well as to junior (Band 5) Occupational Therapy staff.
  • Use of Occupational Therapy (OT) philosophy and the delivery of interventions focussing on promoting independence by supporting individuals to maximise their occupational performance in the activities that are important to them.
  • Use of OT core skills, including activity analysis, understanding the impact of disability and the environment on independence and knowledge of adaptive solutions to reduce dependence.

Working across all areas of Social Care and Health you will be  responsible for delivering a range of interventions including information, advice, safeguarding and full case management as well as environmental adaptation, equipment provision and the use of a reabling approach.


The Torridge Team have 3 office bases in Bideford, Holsworthy and Torrington.  Each base has a Multi-Disciplinary Community Health & Social Care Team working together.


We will also consider applications for this opportunity on a secondment basis up to 12 months.  Please confirm agreement from your manager before applying.


For further information on this role please contact Sue Hollingworth on 01392 382607 or via email to sue.hollingworth@devon.gov.uk


Please note Devon County Council is not currently offering VISA sponsorship for this role. We will only consider applicants with valid Right to Work in the UK.

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Job Details

  • OrganisationDevon County Council
  • Work LocationDevon
  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupSocial Care & Health

  • Salary Details

    Band 6 - £32,306 to £39,027 per annum (pending the 2022/23 pay award).

  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeFull Time
  • Hours

    37 Hours Per Week

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required