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Senior Practitioner Occupational Therapist

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Role Responsibility

Do you want to develop your leadership skills and support our Occupational Therapy workforce to be the best it can be?

If the answer is yes, we have the perfect role for you!

An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Practitioner Occupational Therapist (37 hours per week) to lead our West Kent South OT Team. This is an exciting time to join KCC as there is a real emphasis on the importance of OTs to support people to live independent and fulfilling lives, as well as working more closely with our Health and Housing colleagues to ensure people get the “right service at the right time”.  Our OT's use a creative and diverse toolkit to enable people to find solutions to achieve their goals, including activity analysis, specialist equipment, minor and major adaptations, technology, moving and handling, enablement and teaching skills and techniques.

We are looking for a motivated, dynamic and confident person who is experienced in working in a fast-paced environment.  You will play a key role in the day-to-day supervision and oversight of a large Occupational Therapy team, comprising of OT's, OT Assessment Officers and OT Apprentices. Therefore, the successful candidate will have wide-ranging post qualifying experience across health and / or social care, as well as the ability to manage complex casework and experience of major adaptations and specialist equipment. With support of the West Kent Operational OT Manager, you will be responsible for the team’s workload and performance and should therefore possess sound risk management and clinical decision-making skills. Experience of supervising and developing both qualified and unqualified staff is essential, as is your ability to communicate effectively, negotiate and work in partnership with others to ensure good outcomes

This role can be worked in a hybrid environment; however, the expectation is that you will work within the office for a minimum of 2 days per week to support your team and also be available for community visits should your staff require your input.

Our offer to you

  • Starting salary of £43,810
  • Recruitment payment of £3000 (subject to eligibility)
  • Full induction and comprehensive professional learning and development programme
  • Starting annual leave allowance of 29 days
  • A minimum of 5 days’ training each year
  • Excellent Government pension scheme

In addition to Kent County Council’s staff package, you will become part of a welcoming and innovative team. We are committed to offering you a personalised development plan and within the OT Service there are opportunities to progress your career pathway. We provide outstanding training to enable you to maximise both your clinical and leadership skills. You will be line managed and receive formal supervision from the OT Team Manager, as well as peer support from your friendly and supportive Senior Practitioner OT colleagues.

Adult Social Care is working to become increasingly accessible to the public outside of traditional office hours, moving towards an 8am to 8pm, seven days a week service.  Although this does not currently include the Occupational Therapy Service, this may change in the future.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring service and registration as a qualified Occupational Therapist with the Health and Care Professions Council.

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Please note this job advert may close earlier if enough suitable applicants apply. 

Contact Details

To find out more about the role or to have an informal discussion please contact:

Helen Crampton. Operational Manager for OT Services in West Kent on 03000 417508 or email on

About the Company

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KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county’s working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds, faiths and those with caring responsibilities, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.


Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.

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