Occupational Therapist

Job details
Posting date: 20 September 2021
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £36,500 per annum
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 20 October 2021
Location: UK
Company: Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 183

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Role overview



LOCATION: home based, with occasional and pre-planned travel to Cannock, Staffordshire

SALARY: 36,500

HOURS: 37.5 per week

Seeking a really worthwhile role?

How about joining an organisation where your work positively impacts disabled children’s lives and the planet?

Newlife provides access to the vital equipment disabled children and their families rely on, offering information and support
through our team of dedicated healthcare professionals and sponsoring pioneering medical research into the causes of birth
defects, we offer families a voice through our campaigns for change and, our recycling programme saves thousands of tonnes of
waste from being sent to landfill or incinerated every year.

Our mission, simply put, is to change lives and you could be a part of that change!

The Opportunity:

You will actively assess information within applications from families and coordinate our response to the needs of children with
disabilities through our equipment services. You will appreciate organisational risk and assess tangible health and safety risks,
using your experience to identify opportunities to help children up to the age of 19 with a significant disability, irrespective
of the cause/stage of their condition, through the provision of community equipment.

As a qualified Occupational Therapist, you will have an understanding of assessment processes for identifying and progressing
grants and loans, including the administrative and operational needs of an organisation, as well as opportunities to
campaign/collaborate with local health and social care services.

It is anticipated that this post may also on occasion provide case-work support in times of high demand to progress allocated
applications through to the authorisation of associated costs. You will need to be able to identify urgent/crisis circumstances
and differentiate them from requests to support child development by understanding the impact of equipment on lives of children
and their families.

What we are looking for:

Essential requirements: you are a Qualified Occupational Therapist (ideally with a current professional registration) with the
ability to demonstrate a strong knowledge of safeguarding processes and pathways together with having demonstrable operational
experience in these key areas.

You will be a great communicator with experience of liaising with families, demonstrating empathy and compassion whilst remaining
objective and responsive to needs.

You will be knowledgeable about the type of holistic considerations that will need to be explored around a disabled child’s need
for equipment

Being a resilient and organised individual, you are able to manage a busy workload, delivering services that are in high demand.

You are a self-motivated person whose team approach is collaborative and inclusive, whilst retaining a high level of confidence in
your ability to make independent decisions.

Experience of providing paediatric occupational therapy will be an advantage.

The Benefits:

You will receive 31 days holiday, health cash plan membership, team member store discount, pension scheme membership and of course
the satisfaction of knowing that what you do is making a difference!

The closing date for this position is 13th January 2021

Proud member of the Disability Confident employer scheme

Disability Confident
About Disability Confident
A Disability Confident employer will generally offer an interview to any applicant that declares they have a disability and meets the minimum criteria for the job as defined by the employer. It is important to note that in certain recruitment situations such as high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, the employer may wish to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people. For more details please go to Disability Confident.

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