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  • Speciality: Driving adaptations
  • Grade: Band 5/6/7
  • Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum
  • Location: Southampton, South Central
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Reference No: J76767

JustOT is recruiting for an exciting and exceptional opportunity for an Occupational Therapist in Southampton. The company is a small but supportive team and an accredited member of Driving Mobility.

Occupational Therapist Job Southampton
Drive Mobility
Band 5/6/7
Salary Range £30,401 - £33,176 pro rata
Part Time - 4 days per week
Start Feb/March 2019

You will be working with clients with a diverse range of medical conditions focusing on both physical vehicle control and cognitive assessment. Graduates are welcome to apply as full training is provided.

Job Purpose: To work alone or with other Occupational Therapist (OT) and Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) Driving Advisors, to provide a comprehensive assessment of fitness to drive and adaptation requirements and to offer advice and recommendations to clients and referring agencies; supported by Band 7 Driving Advisors.

Your role will include:
*Enabling people to remain independent on the road by using problem-solving skills to assess for appropriate adaptations to overcome physical disabilities
*Working alongside driving professionals to follow an assessment structure in order to form a recommendation to inform the client, DVLA and Health Professionals.
*Using clinical reasoning and evaluating skills to assimilate findings, make recommendations and produce written reports.
The successful candidate must be a qualified Occupational Therapist and hold a full driving licence, however no previous experience of driving assessments is necessary as a full induction package and training will be offered.

Work will predominantly be in our Southampton Centre, however travel to outreach locations in Ferndown, Basingstoke, Newbury, Salisbury and the Isle of Wight will sometimes be necessary. Travel to outreaches is undertaken in work time and full expenses will be paid.

Hours of work are 30 per week, and a flexi time system is in place. A generous annual leave allowance will be provided along with a pension scheme.

If you would like more information about this role call Everton 0207 613 7573.

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