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Community Occupational Therapist – Moving & Handling Review Specialist (Ref.5379)


  • Part time
  • 2024-01-01
  • £35,392 - £42,618 a year
  • Travel expenses: no
  • Job term: Permanent
  • Job code: 131123-47732

Devon Adult Social Care are looking for an Occupational Therapist with a passion for moving and handling to join our team based in Care Direct Plus North, Barnstaple.

You will be assessing the needs of adults with a wide range of disabilities and health conditions across North Devon. Aiming to enabling people to maximise their independence and potential, as well as increasing their safety through reducing and managing risk to themselves and their carers.

You would be undertaking assessments including moving and handling reviews within a community setting. You would also be prescribing and implementing effective strategies to achieve person centred and cost-effective outcomes for individuals which would include the use of specialist equipment and care packages.

The role will work with a focus on enabling single handed care where possible. You will be required to hold and manage a caseload and provide a person-centred service through clinical assessment within the context of local government policy and legislation.

The role would suit someone who has experience of moving and handling or an ambitious and experienced Occupational Therapist who would like the opportunity to develop these skills. The role will require you to either have complete or be willing to work towards moving and handling Train the Trainer course.

The team are based in Barnstaple but also work remotely. We cover a large area including some rural communities as well as towns and villages across North Devon. Our team is closely connected with NHS teams, other social care teams, district councils, housing and equipment providers. We are an enthusiastic supportive team made up of social care assessors and both band 5 and 6 occupational therapists.

You will be part of a friendly, supportive and experienced team with regular peer support, supervision, appraisal, team meetings and a commitment to learning and development, having access to regular CPD sessions. You will have the opportunity to travel around the very scenic North Devon to assess and support the people that we work with.

What we can offer you 

  • We are committed to your continuous professional development and preceptorship, doing all we can to help you excel in your career and with new and exciting opportunities for career development. 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 26 days annual leave, plus Bank Holidays, rising incrementally to 31 days after 5 years’ service.
  • Recognition of NHS continuous service for contractual annual leave purposes (within DCC Terms & 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 a Occupational Therapist has never been more attractive.
  • If you are looking to make the move to Devon, subject to qualifying conditions, relocation support of up to £10,000, may be available.
  • Visa sponsorship may also be offered as part of the relocation support package, terms and conditions apply.

For further information on this role please contact Jess Riley on 01392 388013 or

Does the job role include personal care?: No

Working Patterns:

22.2 Hours Per Week

Essential details:

Job Description

  • DCC embraces the positive benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and safe. We welcome applications from people who share our commitment to stop discrimination, challenge inequality and promote diversity across Devon. The Council offers flexible working arrangements in terms of when and where people work e.g. hybrid working, part-time, condensed hours etc. More information can be found on our Equality and Diversity webpages.
  • We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
  • This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.
  • Personal data we collect from you will be processed in accordance with the Applicant privacy notice.
  • Happy to Talk Flexible Working.
  • For more information about Working for Devon please visit our Working for Devon page.
  • This role requires a DBS disclosure.

Job location

North Devon and Barnstaple

Job category

Allied health professionals, Community


Devon County Council Local government

Type of organisation

Public Sector


Health and social care

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