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Multi-Trade Technician (Occupational Therapy) SGC0528/910/NSH

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Part Time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Part Time
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Closed for applications on 31/03/2019 23:59
21,074-23,866 (pro rata to hours worked)
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Closing date:
31 Mar

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This job is closed for applications.

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Multi-Trade Technician (Occupational Therapy)

Summary of Post

Candidates interested in this role may also like to apply for the part time (18.5) Telecare Technician post. The skills needed for both are comparable with the teams collocated.

You will be a member of an Occupational Therapy Technician Service providing a practical, multi trade type service that involves installing equipment, making and fitting minor adaptations including grab rails and handrails for older and disabled people.

The specialist equipment and adaptations are fitted within peoples’ homes across all tenures.

You will link in with other social care, community health and hospital staff and other agencies to support service provision to enable intervention that is responsive, timely and effective.

You will be working with people over the age of 18 that have physical and sensory impairments.

You will link in with the Council’s public health team and fit home safety equipment in the homed of families who have been identified as eligible.

The adaptations that you make and install will enable disabled people to live with maximum independence and dignity to prevent any unnecessary admissions to hospital or care home (s) and to facilitate timely and safe discharge from hospital.

Interviews scheduled for week 29/04/2019.

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Main Duties

To undertake adaptation and construction work using different building techniques and materials, always ensuring safe, effective and secure installation.

You will, at the request of Occupational Therapy (OT) staff, design and build basic equipment to meet particular needs.

You will need to be skilled in the use of portable electric powered tools and the usual range of hand woodworking tools also larger workshop woodworking machinery and DIY working tools.

Manage your own workload, preparatory work, constructional work and home visits in the most timely and cost effective manner.

You will install small appliances connected to radio, television and telephone to assist service users with hearing impairment.

To work as part of a team and assist or cover for Technician colleagues to ensure the work across locations is completed.

To order and maintain material and equipment stocks.

Be aware of health and safety legislation and apply at all times.

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.


You will be expected to demonstrate considerable ability and experience covering a range of practical activity and DIY, in particular Carpentry, Masonry and fixings and Installation of manufactured fittings

You will have a good all-round education, good communication skills and interpersonal skills.

You will need to be adaptable and be able to cope with every changing work programme and to be able to deal with emergency situations

You will be required to travel widely within and outside of the Authority on occasions so you must have a current driving licence.

Exemplify the Council’s values and behaviours.


A recognised trade qualification appropriate for the duties of the post is desirable but not essential.

Knowledge of British Sign Language (BSL) will be helpful as many of the users of the service are hearing impaired.

Additional Information

Please note that it is a requirement of employment that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post. This means that you must declare any criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings unless these are ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) order 1975 (as amended in 2013).

A Council van is provided for work use.

For an informal discussion, once you have read the job summary, please contact Catherine Young, Housing Senior Occupational Therapist on 01454 868138, Catherine.Young@southglos.gov.uk.

Hours: 18.5

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South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Our Values

As an employee of South Gloucestershire Council you will be expected to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. You will strive to work well with others to reach a common goal and embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. You will use your initiative to deliver and take responsibility for your performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services.

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