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Job Opportunity – Occupational Therapist Sheffield (Driver Assessment Service)

We are looking to recruit for the following vacancy:

Job Title: Occupational Therapist (Driver Assessment Service)

Location:  Sheffield

Salary:   £28,407 – £35,000 pro rata (dependent upon experience) plus pension and flexible working benefits

Work Pattern:  22.5 – 37.5 hours/week flexible working possibilities

Closing Date:  Friday 1st March 2024

Interview Dates: Shortlisted candidates will be contacted to arrange interview  dates

Are you looking to diversify in your profession? Do you want to work towards enabling clients to increase their independent mobility whilst ensuring safety? This post may be for you!

Whether you are newly qualified, or have vast clinical experience already, we have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic, dynamic, flexible and forward thinking professional to join our friendly and experienced Driver Assessment Team in Sheffield.

William Merritt Centre is a registered charity and Social Enterprise based in Sheffield, covering the whole of the Yorkshire Region. The Centre offers impartial information, assessments and advice in relation to daily living; a big part of our service includes the following assessments –

  • Medical fitness to drive assessment; to ascertain whether the clients referred medical condition is affecting their ability to drive safely.
  • Vehicle adaptation assessment; to assess the client and their physical and cognitive abilities and then develop a solution, which will enable them to return to/continue/begin driving safely.
  • Passenger access assessment; to assess the client’s needs for getting in/out of their vehicle and making the required recommendations to enable greater independence when accessing the community.

Our aim is to enable our clients to remain as independent as possible, for as long as possible. Please visit our website to see the important work that we do as a charity.

There will be some expectation that the post holder will also support driver assessment services at our other services across the region, in Leeds and York should this be required, transport will be provided.

The post holder will need to demonstrate excellent communication, interpersonal and IT skills, including writing complex professional reports. You should enjoy working as part of a team.

An initial training period will be provided to support you in your new role as you enter this specialist field, alongside regular supervision and an annual appraisal to support and develop your clinical skills.

You will also have the opportunity for further training opportunities and following approximately 1 years’ experience, you will be required to complete a work-based integrated studies programme, Level 4 / 7 Professional Certificate in Driving Assessment and Outdoor Mobility at Oxford Brookes University, which will be funded by the Centre with the provision of study days also.

To be considered for this role, you must have an up to date HCPC registration and the post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

If you are interested, please send your CV and a supporting statement to –

Lauren Harris – Driver Assessment Services Manager

 Tel: 0113 350 8989 Email: lharris@wmdlc.org

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