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Occupational Therapist – Exeter South Community Health & Social Care Team – Ref 6513

South Devon

  • Part time
  • 2024-08-04
  • £35,392 - £42,618 a year
  • Travel expenses: no
  • Job term: Permanent
  • Job code: 040724-50651

The vacancy is with the Exeter South Community Health & Social Care Team. This team covers Pinhoe Surgery, Topsham Surgery, Ide Lane Surgery, and the Westbank Practice.
The Occupational therapist within the community health and social care team works with people from aged 18 to end of life, we work with individuals with physical, psychological and cognitive difficulties.

Occupational Therapy is a well-respected part of the MDT covering South and West Exeter. The team includes a team manager, social workers, occupational therapists, social care assessors, and a co-ordinator.

There are close links with our health colleagues in the community rehab team and urgent care and response. You will be offered specialist clinical supervision, in addition to operational management.
The role requires an experienced OT confident in their own assessment skills, able to work both independently and as part of a team.

You will use your skills and knowledge around specialist equipment, moving and handling, complex housing adaptations and the use of the DFG.

The Occupational Therapist may be required to assess an individual’s care needs, and commission an appropriate package of care.
We focus on strengths, not just of the individual but also their carer and networks to enable people to retain/regain independence and ensure they can do what it is they need to, want to or have to do throughout the day as independently as possible.


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.

We positively encourage people to make contact and meet the team.

For further information on this role, please contact Miriam Fallon, Advanced Occupational Therapist on 07976 280871 or via email to


Does the job role include personal care?: No

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  • 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. More information can be found on our Equality and Diversity webpages.
  • Happy to Talk Flexible Working - The Council offers flexible working arrangements in terms of when and where people work e.g. hybrid working, part-time, condensed hours etc.
  • 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.
  • This role requires a DBS disclosure.

Job location

Various locations across Exeter and South Devon

Job category

Allied health professionals


Devon County Council Local government

Type of organisation

Public Sector


Health and social care

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