Occupational Therapist

Contract: Full time- 37.5 Hours per week
Salary: Band 6/7
Location: Fair Havens
Closing Date: Mar 11, 2022

We are currently recruiting for an Occupational Therapist to join our established Wellbeing Team, to provide specialist occupational therapy support within the Hub, In patient unit setting and in patients own homes to those affected by complex and life-threatening illnesses, their carers and health care professionals promoting a rehabilitative approach to palliative care.

The successful applicant will be a Hospice employee and may therefore have contact with vulnerable people and carers, they may certainly come into contact with those who are caring for vulnerable people and or their carers. It is necessary to take significant steps to protect the health and safety of our entire community. In order to comply with our duty of care, Havens Hospices require all our staff and volunteers to be fully vaccinated against COVID. Vaccination will be a condition of employment unless a medical evidenced exemption applies.

At Havens Hospices we care for children, young people and adults with complex or incurable conditions. Our specialist Care Teams can support them and their family living throughout illness, death and bereavement, in the comfort of their own home and through our hospice services, Fair Havens, The J’s and Little Havens.

In return for your expertise and passion, you will receive a competitive salary package and most of all, by making the most of every day you work at Havens Hospices you’ll be helping us continue ‘Making every day count’ for those who need us most.

Full job specification

Key responsibilities:

  • To provide specialist occupational therapy support within the Hub, In patient unit setting and in patients own homes to those affected by complex and life-threatening illnesses, their Carers and health care professionals promoting a rehabilitative approach to palliative care.
  • To work as a member of the Hub and Wellbeing teams, and the wider Fair Havens Community Hospice Service in identifying and working towards the short- and long-term goals of the service. To develop the Hub services.
  • To act as a resource for palliative care occupational therapy and to provide advice, education and support other Healthcare professionals.

Benefits for you:

  • 33 days annual leave (pro-rata) rising to 38 days with length of service (Including Bank Holidays)
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for pension and annual leave purchase
  • Competitive pension schemes and NHS pension for continuing members
  • Learning and Development team committed to personal and professional development, offering a number of education opportunities
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Employee assistance Programme.
  • Wellbeing sessions (monthly)