Occupational Therapist x2 – Bradford, West Yorkshire job with City of Bradford MDC | 176419

We appreciate your interest in working with Bradford Council.

Here in Bradford, great things happen.  A vibrant community, innovative businesses, and institutions make up our large, young, and diverse city. At the heart of the North, the district possesses unmatched potential, a growing pipeline of talent, and an exceptional quality of life. A thriving urban district with award-winning public realm, but also two-thirds rural, boasting beautiful landscapes, and open spaces on its doorstep; the district offers opportunities for leisure and lifestyle. A dynamic cultural sector is central to Bradford’s vision for social and economic inclusion. There is an impressive cultural heritage in the district as well as a diverse and exciting contemporary offer with world-class writers, filmmakers, musicians, artists, and foodies.

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our forward thinking, developing Occupational Therapy department. We have a team of skilled, dedicated, friendly and supportive staff, however as our department grows, we are seeking more occupational therapists to continue to develop and provide a high quality service for our clients.

We strive to support Bradford Citizens to remain active, independent, and involved with their communities through personalised, strength-based and TEC supported approaches.  The staff work in a variety of settings including intermediate care, enablement, evaluating care packages, equipment, minor adaptations, major adaptations, and moving and handling.

We are seeking an occupational therapist for our Children’s and Young People’s team (CYPOT).

Team info

The team, work with children, young people, their families, and other organisations to offer a quality professional service to children and young people with physical disabilities, complex health needs and challenging behaviours.

The aim is to help children and young people to remain at home cared for by their families and enable them to be as independent as possible. This involves assessment, giving advice, support and the recommendation or provision of appropriate and necessary equipment or adaptations.

The successful candidate must possess the following skills:

  • Have a professional qualification in Occupational Therapy and be HCPC registered.
  • Have significant experience within the area of Paediatric occupational therapy.
  • Have a knowledge and practical understanding of relevant legislation including the Care Act and Housing legislation.
  • Be open to new ideas and be able to encourage others to adapt to and embrace change.

What can Bradford Council offer you?

Bradford Council offers a range of attractive benefits to employees including belonging to the excellent West Yorkshire Pension fund, an outstanding Employee Health and Wellbeing service, opportunity to take up several discount schemes and, if appropriate, a relocation package to a successful candidate. There are additional benefits such as:

Ø  The induction process, mentoring, and support of experienced colleagues.

Ø  Support professional development through training and dedicated monthly CPD time.

Ø  A flexible, hybrid approach to working.

Ø  Generous annual leave allowances.

Ø  Bradford Council offers travel benefits for various modes of transport to employees.

Ø  Free/permitted parking is available across the district.

Ø  Fantastic Corporate Clubactive gym discount.

Ø  Our recently introduced employee benefits and shopping discounts scheme ‘Vivup’.

This platform gives you access to:

Ø  Exclusive shopping discounts

Ø  24/7 employee assistance programme (EAP)

Ø  Free will writing.

Join Team Bradford!

Successful qualified Occupational Therapy candidates will require HCPC registration.

For further information regarding this post please contact Claire Lowther on 07890 420828/email Claire.lowther@bradford.gov.uk or contact Ele Grimwood on ele.grimwood@bradford.gov.uk.

Previous applicants need not apply.

An enhanced disclosure check with the Disclosure and Barring Service will be undertaken for this post.

The Code of Practice on the English language requirement for public sector workers, Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016, requires that Councils ensure that all candidates applying for customer facing posts must be assessed in order to establish their fluency in English.

The criteria under special knowledge and experience on the job profile which is shown in this advert, outlines what level of fluency you will be expected to demonstrate.  Therefore, it is essential that you provide examples in your application.

Closing Date: 3rd December 2023

Interviews scheduled for: 14th December 2023

Please see attached Job Profiles: 

Occupational Therapist – L1 JP.doc

Occupational Therapist – L2 JP.doc

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