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Occupational Therapist

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 01/07/2020 23:59
£28,785 - £31,371
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Occupational Therapy
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Employment Location:
Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5AF
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
1 Jul

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

How you’ll make a difference

As an Occupational Therapist in our service, you will be working with people over the age of 18 and supporting them to live at home by promoting their independence. Our Community Team consisting of Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants and Social Work Practitioners.

You’ll become an important member of our Community Team, providing a consistent, equitable, and high quality user focussed service. You will link in with Health staff, Community Care staff and other agencies to support service provision to enable intervention that is responsive, timely and clinically effective.

What does an average day look like?

You will have a varied role enabling you to grow your skills in different areas of Occupational Therapy including:

• Adaptations
• Equipment (standard and specialist)
• Moving and Handling
• Rehousing
• Reablement
• Multi-disciplinary working with Health Colleagues

By joining us you will visit and discuss with our service users and carers, their needs in relation to their home environment, identify with them their priorities and goals in order to assist them and their families and carers in planning realistically for the future. Working closely with the service user and relevant others you will then formulate and implement a support plan.

You will be allocated a caseload with support and regular supervision, where following assessment, as appropriate arrange for the provision of equipment, instruction in its safe use. To carry out risk assessments with service users empowering them to reach their own potential rather than restrict what they can do.

You will advise and inform Disabled People and their Carers about Services available, including services available under the Care Act.

You’ll support and work with service users and our Reablement and Homecare providers to develop achievable goals to re-establish the everyday skills needed for daily living and ensure that needs are appropriately met.

You’ll advise, monitor, review and re-assess the Occupational Therapy of needs recorded in an agreed Action Plan. Making changes and re-negotiating service provision in response to the service user’s changing needs and resources available

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

• We value our staff as individuals, investing in their careers and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps make the greatest long-term difference in work.

• What’s special here is the strength of the team ethos. We are a relatively small local authority, so managers know staff well. They can plan their services to ensure teams have manageable caseloads and have effective supervision so feel supported to make decisions which are right for the children and young people they work with.

What we need from you?

• You must possess a Professional Occupational Therapy Qualification, Dip COT, BSc Honours OT, (or equivalent), and demonstrate current State Registration and be registered with the Health Professionals Council. Ideally, but not essential Post-graduation experience is desirable.

• You will be able to demonstrate how your experience of working in a hospital or community setting or voluntary or agency providing Occupational Therapy Services is relevant to this post.

• You will have experience of managing complex cases and demonstrate that you can work under pressure and apply excellent assessment skills in practice.

• You must prove that you can demonstrate theoretical and applied knowledge relating to Disabled People and their needs.

• You should show your up to date and sound knowledge of all related legislation relevant to Social Services Occupational Therapy and legislation supporting this e.g. the NHS & Community Care Act 1990, The Carer’s (Recognition and Services) Act 1995 and an awareness of all legislation relevant to working with Vulnerable Adults is essential

Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.

• We're working with the most vulnerable in our community to help them achieve what they want in life

• We’re providing essential services across our internal network to ensure we can fully support our community.

We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.

We’re making a difference: be part of it!

We have two full-time permanent posts available.

Interviews scheduled for the 7th July 2020, please be aware the confirmation of an interview will be sent on the 2nd or 3rd of July.

Full a full role details please refer to the attached job summary.

Please contact Nahid Tanveer (01454 86 6385) (if you have any questions or wish to discuss the role.

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