Carers Occupational Therapy Specialist Location: Exminster Hours: 15-22 per week by agreement Salary: The salary range is £28,050 up to £37,161 pro rata to hours worked. The salary on appointment will depend on the experience and qualifications of the successful applicant. Contract: Westbank has a five year contract to deliver this service to April 2023. Job Description: DC_Lead_OT_Post_JD_updated_2018.pdf Application Form: Application-Form-Current.docx Westbank, a vibrant and respected Third Sector organisation delivers the Devon Carers service providing a range of preventive and support services to carers across the County. We have an exciting opportunity for a skilled and innovative professional who holds an occupational therapy qualification and has hands-on experience in delivering and developing occupational therapy practice. The main purpose of this post is to be the Occupational Therapy expert and professional lead within Devon Carers. You will work primarily through other staff although occasionally directly 1:1 with the most complex cases. You will lead and develop online and group interventions for carers and help to equip carers to maintain their caring occupation and to help carers recognise the need for occupations beyond caring. You will receive professional support, and your professional development, will be overseen by Devon’s Principal Occupational Therapist. We will give you all the support you need to act with authority and purpose in the Devon Carers service as the lead professional for occupational therapy. You will have a position of seniority within Westbank commensurate with these responsibilities: Assistant Manager (Carer Support Management). For all interested parties, please contact Matthew Byrne, Head of Carers Services at Westbank, for an informal conversation about Devon Carers. To apply please complete an application form and return it to [email protected] Closing date for applications: 9am Wednesday 8th August 2018. Interviews will be held Monday 13th August 2018. A DBS check is required for this role. Westbank is a growing voluntary agency. We have secured a five year contract to deliver Carers’ services to the end of April 2023 and have a strong relationship as a delivery partner with the co-commissioning organisations, Devon County Council and the NHS in Devon. We deliver a range of other services and you can read more about us here: https://www.westbank.org.uk/ Devon Carers is a Carers Trust Network partner, Carer-led, with a recognized track record in quality.