Senior Occupational Therapist International Sponsorship Available

January 14, 2024
£36.3 - £41.5 / year

Job Description





  • Annual salary range: £36,298 – £41,496
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
  • 37 working hours each week
  • Thornton – Wyre


International Sponsorship

This position is available for international sponsorship (Shortage Occupation & Permanent Full-Time Position).


Senior Occupational Therapists (x2)

Fylde and Wyre ICAT Team

This position requires 7 days of weekend work (you will be needed to work one weekend out of every four with days off during the week).



We are now hiring…

Lancashire County Council is looking for a number of energetic and self-sufficient Senior Occupational Therapists to serve on the Intermediate Care Allocation Team.

It is an exciting moment to join our services as we strive for innovation and implement our “Living Better Lives in Lancashire” model. With your expertise of hospital discharge and the Intermediate Care System, you will be an important part of our continual development to increase our services. You will become a vital part of clients’ journeys to independence by employing your specialised therapy abilities, offering the tools they need to move to a better, healthier way of life. Working alongside integrated teams of professionals from the Health, Social Care, Housing, and Voluntary sectors, you will create good working connections with colleagues and clients. This is an excellent opportunity to enhance your career as an occupational therapist while making a significant contribution to the community.




We’re looking for…

We want you to provide a superior level of support when it comes to restoring confidence for our clients, allowing them to regain their zest for life and ability to live happily and safely in their own homes – you will take a lead role within the team administering specialist support and enabling your teeming clients to live happily and safely in their own homes

Daily challenges include dealing with conflicting duties and finding the correct balance between diverse tasks. Your self-motivation and determination will allow you to breeze through the day while remaining flexible and decisive – you must be able to delegate work effectively and be hands on with your managerial approach, keeping in mind the development of your team with constructive and worthwhile supervision – you will assist with client triage and rehabilitation as well as risk assessment within the home environment – You will be a project lead and aid in change management, as well as supporting the service lead in future initiatives, in addition to looking after your team and clients.

We encourage you to think outside the box and be a key problem solver by always being solution focused and aiming for improvements where possible. You will have a thorough awareness of the role of occupational therapy in social care, as well as the amount of support and skills required for each client – We want you to apply your intuition and methodical skills while researching and reporting on accidents or “near misses” to ensure transparency – you will be able to clearly identify and clarify any findings and use them as learning opportunities for the future.

While these positions are categorised as Senior Occupational Therapists at Grade 9, we are willing to consider Grade 8 Occupational Therapists in some cases. As a result, we welcome Practitioners of all levels to apply. If you meet the Person Specification for Grade 9, we can start you on that scale, or we can offer you a Grade 8 position if that is more appropriate.


Why should you join us…

Discounts and benefits range from dog care to day care to days out or in, log cabins by Snowdon or holidays abroad, pampering and fitness for your mind, body, and soul, long service awards, Medicash, support groups, public service pensions, cycle to work schemes, and eye tests, among other things.

Development: There will be time for supportive reflection and supervision for yourself, opportunities for personal growth and development, multidisciplinary initiatives, mentoring, and the chance to make a difference, feel valued, and achieve the job satisfaction you’ve always desired.

Inclusivity: We don’t believe in “one size fits all” thinking; we value diversity, which includes personal and family needs, so we understand that you’ll want to work from home when possible; your hours may vary or change; and for us, delivering successful outcomes is more important than watching the clock.


How to Apply…

Please contact us for a first casual and confidential discussion:

Fylde and Wyre – Josephine Ndou, 01772 532751 or

Closing Date: September 19, 2024

The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013) applies to the position you are applying for. If you are successful, you will be asked to apply for a ‘disclosure’ with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). More information is available under the ‘Our Recruitment Process’ tab.

You must provide an automobile for usage in conjunction with the tasks of this position, which must be insured for business use. However, if you are unable to drive due to a disability, we may consider you.

The Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC) requires that you be registered.

Please upload and attach your supporting statement to demonstrate how you fulfil the criteria for the post. Without this evidence, the panel may be unable to nominate you for an interview.Lancashire County Council offers a variety of advantages in exchange, which can be seen on the LCC Vacancies website.If we get a significant number of applications, we have the right to close a vacancy before the closing date.