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Senior Occupational Therapist Moving & Handling Specialist


£39,929.94 – £44,133.36 pa, FTE, depending on experience



Full Time

37 hours per week.


25/07/2021 at 23:59



Vacancy Description

Please note this is not an RBWM role. RBWM are advertising this on behalf of Optalis.

Optalis is dedicated to developing an OT service which is a beacon of professional excellence. A service which provides the best support to our residents and the highest OT professional satisfaction.

To make Optalis ‘s vision a reality, Optalis is looking for a Senior Occupational Therapist who is enthusiastic and motivated to be the best OT they can be while being an active Lead in developing our service further.

We are seeking applicants with experience in Moving & Handling to become a central part of Leading the Duty side of our team for incoming referrals, managing the more complex Moving & Handling cases while assisting OTs and Assistants in their day-to-day work and development. Applicants with experience in a Senior role would be ideal but a desire to improve & develop services is essential.

We have high professional standards and expect timely work through put to help our residents. However, our OTs have a realistic, protective & personalised case load. This to ensure our OT’s are supported and professionally protected so they can do the best job they can, whilst enjoying their work.

Our current OT Service focusses on the long term physical and age-related disability needs of our adult residents. Our OT Service has also started developing preventative and care efficiency projects with hopes of developing more, to enable people with disabilities to have their best life possible. 

Optalis as an employer is committed to all their staff, their development, wellbeing and work life balance through offering a scale of things including flexible working, protected training times, rewards for additional responsibilities and appraisals. Ten commitments to staff have been outlined in a recent published statement.

You must have a BSc qualification in Occupational Therapy (or equivalent) and be registered with the Health Professions Council. 

To find out more please contact Minoeska Teeuwen (07811) 847647 or email: recruitment@optalis.org

To apply on line please use: www.optalis.org follow the working with us tab

Closing date: 25 July 2021

Optalis is a local authority trading company owned by and delivering adult social care in both The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead and Wokingham Borough Council. Our Extra Care Services are designed to provide care and support for older adults, some living with dementia, in their own home.