Band 5 Occupational Therapist

Location: Kent and Medway Wheelchair Services - Ashford

Contract Type: Full time

Salary: agenda for change band 5

Specific Hours: Monday to Friday 37.5 hours (part time considered)

Band 5 Occupational Therapist

We are a fast growing business and a leading provider of Healthcare Service solutions including Wheelchair Services. We work closely with the NHS and Social Care Organisations providing a complete outsourced wheelchair service that significantly reduces costs, delivers better quality and an enhanced patient experience.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Occupational Therapist to join the well-established team of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and technicians within our Kent and Medway Wheelchair Service based in Ashford.

The job is a developmental role and would suit a newly qualified therapist or someone with previous experience in neurology, orthopaedics or paediatrics. 

The role of a wheelchair therapist will use all your clinical skills and is a very varied and challenging role. We provide a clinical service to the residents of Hertfordshire.  We are a whole of life service providing a service to children as young as 30 months with no upper age limit.

We assess individuals who meet the eligibility criteria for the service who have a wide and varied range of conditions including both physical and psychological where their mobility is affected. No day is ever the same. 

We assess for and provide a range of wheelchairs, manual and electrically powered wheelchairs for indoor and indoor outdoor use, Children’s postural buggies, a range of pressure and postural supportive seat cushions, back supports and bespoke custom made seating solutions. 

About you:

  • A BSc degree in Occupational or Physiotherapy and current HCPC professional registration
  • Able to demonstrate strategies for organising own work load and a flexible and adaptable approach to working in order to meet competing priorities
  • Previous experience of working in a wheelchair service isn’t essential but would be advantageous
  • Ability to work under pressure and work well within a team
  • You must hold a current UK Driving Licence (minimum 3 years)

We provide plenty of CPD opportunities, regular supervision and peer mentoring. 

What can we offer you?

  • Competitive salary in line with AFC pay scales DOE
  • Monday to Friday 37.5 hrs
  • Up to 33 days holiday (including bank holidays) plus optional 5 unpaid days
  • Life Assurance
  • Staff benefit scheme – 200+ exclusive perks and discounts from leading retailers and leisure outlets

Our ambition at Millbrook Healthcare is to become the leading provider in the assisted living sector whilst ensuring our core company values ‘CARES’ remain unchanged. We are always looking to recruit hard working and talented individuals to become a part of our ongoing growth and success. You’ll enjoy all the support and encouragement you need to reach your own potential and develop a rewarding career along the way.

Care and respect for our colleagues and service users

Accountable and proud

Ready to learn and grow

Enhance our service users’ lives

Socially responsible, ethical and transparent

No terminology in the advert you have seen is intended to discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we will gladly accept applications from all sections of the community. 

This role is working in a regulated activity and may be subjected to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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