Salary Range: £28,050 – £33,176
Hours: Full time or Part Time
An exciting and exceptional opportunity has arisen for a full-time Occupational Therapist at Wessex DriveAbility.
The position is within NHS band 6 and the role will comprise of:
· Enabling people to remain independent on the road by using problem-solving skills to assess for appropriate adaptations
to overcome physical disabilities
· Working alongside driving professionals to maintain road safety by carrying out specialist in-car cognitive assessments
· Using clinical reasoning and evaluating skills to assimilate findings, make recommendations and produce written reports
· Working as part of a very supportive small team managing intensive client intervention
Applicants should be keen learners, flexible thinkers and compassionate. They should have at least 2 years post-graduate clinical experience, preferably with some neurological knowledge.
No previous experience of driving assessments is necessary.
Work will predominantly be in our Southampton Centre, however travel to outreach locations in Ferndown, Basingstoke, Newbury, Salisbury and the Isle of Wight will also be necessary on a regular basis. A full driving licence is required and a mandatory post-graduate certificate in Driving Assessment and Outdoor Mobility will need to be undertaken within 3 years of taking up the position.
Full-time hours of work will be 37.5 per week Monday to Friday and a flexi time system is in place. A generous annual leave allowance will be provided along with a pension scheme.
For further information about this position, please find the full job description and person specification below.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please email or post in a hand written cover letter along with your CV
Please send these to: firstname.lastname@example.org or post to: Jodie Cummins Office Manager, Wessex DriveAbility, Leornain House, Kent Road, Portswood, Southampton, SO17 2LJ
Any further questions related to this position, please contact our Centre on 023 80 554100.
Applications should be submitted no later than midnight on Tuesday 12th February 2019