Advice and Guides for locums

  • What sort of person becomes a locum Psychological Therapist or Mental Health Professional?

    What sort of person becomes a locum Psychological Therapist or Mental Health Professional?

    Published on 18 January 2016

    Any qualified professional can go locum if they want to, but there are some key characteristics that often make people more suitable to locum working. Often it is a personal choice and down to the individual and their circumstances.

  • The pros and cons of locum working

    The pros and cons of locum working

    Published on 10 November 2015

    Fantastic rates of pay 

    Locum Psychological Therapists and Mental Health Professionals earn higher rates of pay than permanent members of staff. In fact, in some places, locums will earn almost double the hourly rate of permanent members of staff. This is for a number of reasons. Locum workers tend to work on shorter contracts with a shorter notice period on both the employer and employees side and the higher rates of pay reflect this. Locums are usually not entitled to holiday or sick pay and do not get benefits such as maternity leave or pensions. It is important to take those factors into consideration when making a decision about locum working but taking all that into consideration, locums usually end up with significantly higher pay rates than their permanent counterparts for doing the same role.

  • What sort of person becomes a locum OT?

    What sort of person becomes a locum OT?

    Published on 06 November 2015

    Any qualified and registered Occupational Therapist can go locum if they want to, but there are some key characteristics that often make people more suitable to locum working. Often it is a personal choice and down to the individual and their circumstances.

  • What is a locum Psychological and Mental Health Professional?

    What is a locum Psychological and Mental Health Professional?

    Published on 04 November 2015

    Mental health and psychological therapies is a huge area of healthcare that focuses on the mental health of patients.

  • The pros and cons of locum social work

    The pros and cons of locum social work

    Published on 14 July 2015

    There are many pros and cons to agency working or becoming a locum social worker. We take a look at a few here. Plus we want to hear from you - contact us in the comments box below or email editor@locumtoday.co.uk with your thoughts on what the pros and cons to locum social work are.

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