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Occupational therapy

Occupational therapists (OTs) are an important team of professionals working in adult social care, and work in teams across many areas and services.

We work alongside social worker and assistant practitioners in five locality teams and in our Reablement Service. We are committed to working collaboratively with therapy colleagues in the community and acute hospital teams, and in the housing and voluntary sector to achieve best outcomes for people.

We work within:

  • The locality
  • The reablement service
  • The housing adaptations team
  • Complex moving and handling
  • The front door to social care

We have a Principal Occupational Therapist, committed to raising the profile, quality and consistency of OT practice in Norfolk. Faye works hard to raise awareness and recognition of the value of occupational therapists and to develop the service. Norfolk has an Adult Social Care Occupational Therapy Preceptorship Programme, especially for newly qualified, new to social care or returning to practice OTs. We also offer occupational therapy apprenticeships.

Faye Gower-Smith, Principal Occupational Therapist says: "I am enthusiastic about promoting the role of occupational therapy within social care and the impact we can make on the lives of Norfolk residents. We have a fantastic preceptorship programme for newly qualified occupational therapists, or those looking for a change in specialism, which is supported by the Norfolk Institute of Practice Excellence (NIPE) team. We are committed to working with our partners to create rotational opportunities and actively engage in having student occupational therapists on placement and working with our local university to create academic links."

If you are interested in joining us in social care in Norfolk we would love to hear from you."

Find out about a day in the life of an Occupational Therapist. 

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