Occupational Therapist


Job Title: Occupational Therapist

Job Type: Part-Time (30 hours per week)

Location: Exeter

Salary: 20,198 per annum (pro-rata'd based on a 37 hour week) (10.36 per hour)

Start Date: January 2013

Duration: Fixed Term (until January 2014) initially - Maternity Cover

The hours worked will be 30 hours per week predominantly between Monday and Friday. Some planned early morning, evening and weekend work will be required.

Shilhay Community is a forward-thinking, not-for-profit independent charity in Exeter, who has been working with people who are homeless and vulnerably housed since 1967. Our purpose is to enable people who are homeless or vulnerably housed to access and sustain accommodation, training and employment in order to improve their quality of life. We operate Gabriel House, Exeter's primary residential resettlement project for single homeless men and couples, alongside Exeter's Street Homeless Outreach Team (SHOT) and a further four city-based accommodation projects.

This post will be based at Gabriel House, which accommodates up to 45 people, including couples. Every resident (customer) has a dedicated Support Co-ordinator, who works closely with the Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Assistant to deliver an effective Support Plan that includes the provision of meaningful occupation, education, training and employment opportunities.

The successful candidate will be responsible for;
* working as part of a team that provides support services, focusing on the direct and occupational needs and aspirations of customers.
* supporting customers to identify their support needs and aspirations and to assist Support Co-ordinators to plan, implement and evaluate individual Support Plans.
* providing activities in line with customer Support Plans and give time to Shilhay customers in order to promote their recovery and to assist helping them to build their own positive support networks.

Candidates will need a patient and calm professional manner and a fair and non-discriminatory, non-judgemental approach. A degree in Occupational Therapy is essential, as is a proven experience of working with and managing a caseload of customers who are difficult to engage. Good I.T., administration and communication skills are also essential. HPC registration is desirable.

The post is subject to an Enhanced CRB Check and receipt of satisfactory references.

For further details and an application pack please e-mail (quoting reference number OT/NM/Nov12/01): recruitment@shilhay.org.uk or send SAE (A4, 90p stamp) to: Recruitment, Exeter Shilhay Community Ltd, Armada House, 15 New North Road, Exeter EX4 4HF.

For an informal discussion, please contact Nikki Vincer, HR & Resources Manager, on 01392 421779 in the first instance.

Closing Date: Tuesday 27 November 2012 at 9:00am

Interviews: Thursday 29 November 2012

Shilhay Community aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favorable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief or lack of belief, ethnic or national origins, age, gender, gender reassignment, marital status (including civil partnership), sexual orientation, trade union membership or lack thereof, status as a fixed term or part-time worker, or disability. Selection criteria and procedures are regularly reviewed to ensure that individuals are treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities.

Additionally, Shilhay Community are signed up to the Mindful Employer Charter and recognise that people who may have mental health issues may have experienced discrimination in recruitment and selection procedures. Shilhay Community is firmly committed to showing a positive and enabling attitude to job applicants and employees with mental health issues and will not discriminate. Disclosure of a mental health issue with enable job applicants, employees and Shilhay Community to jointly assess and provide the right level of support throughout recruitment and employment.

Job Type : Temporary/Seasonal

Location : Exeter

Salary : 20,198 p.a. / 10.36 p.h.

Date Advertised : 13 Nov 2012

Sorry, this position is no longer available.

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