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Occupational Therapist

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Part Time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Part Time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 21/05/2019 23:59
£28,785 - £31,371 (pro-rated to hours worked)
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Occupational Therapy
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Kingswood Centre
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
21 May

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Summary of Post

A great opportunity has arisen for the posts of OT in the south team. We are a highly supportive and committed team with a strong focus on ensuring a positive contribution to meeting the needs of our residents and communities. The south team is one of the innovation sites for the three conversations approach and you will benefit from this experience.

Working as a positive team member you will develop your own personal contribution to making a difference in adult social care in South Glos with the skills, values and personal qualities you already possess. The south team has mix of staff including OT’s, OTA’s, SW’s and SWA’s and benefits from an integrated approach.

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 Responsibilities

Carry out assessment of needs, providing advice and guidance to service users and their carers, in order to establish care plans where appropriate, ensuring that services are effective and meet legislation, regulations and codes of practice

Review and monitor care plans and the quality of service provision, responding to changing needs and renegotiating service provision where appropriate

Manage own caseloads or specific projects to ensure specialist inputs are obtained and effective outcomes achieved.

If relevant: supervise a small team on a day to day basis including allocations of casework, giving guidance, advice and feedback, ensuring that clear organisation and direction is provided and that all team members receive training support and development opportunities.

Support the delivery of designated areas of work by coordinating day to day operations and contributing to developing projects and processes.

Raise awareness of a range of care issues and their implications and carry out risk assessments where appropriate, in order to ensure that needs are assessed and appropriate action is taken

Develop and evaluate reablement programmes as part of care packages ensuring that programmes to support independence are implemented.

Liaise and work with contacts from different sectors, including health and the voluntary sector, sometimes as part of a multi-disciplinary team, ensuring that communication is effective and that knowledge and best practice are shared.

Complete and present records and reports in accordance with professional and council guidelines.

Take necessary action in accordance with Safeguarding procedures in order to protect vulnerable people

Make recommendations for significant budget spend ensuring that maximum value is delivered for the resources deployed and contribute to budget management or directly manage a small designated budget. This will ensure that the maximum value is delivered for the resources deployed.

Represent the Council’s interests ensuring that the Council’s position is advocated.

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.


Degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent.

Registration with the Health Care Professionals Council

Experience of working with a broad range of people including, disabled people, families, partners in a social care setting and providing solutions including, reablement, rehabilitation, Telecare, equipment and adaptations.

Demonstrate good understanding of disability on activities of daily living

Experience of, or be prepared to work in accordance with the Councils Safeguarding policies and procedures

Evidence of on-going continuous professional development and knowledge of current legislation and practice relating to social care.

IT skills to use client data system (with training if needed), and common software packages e.g word, outlook

Have good interpersonal skills, be able to carry out good quality assessments and outcome focused plans and communicate findings and risks to service users, families, carers and keep detailed and accurate records.

Full clean drivers licence and access to a car (or able to use another appropriate means of travel) to travel to a range of locations including home visits.


Considerable post qualifying experience

Some skills or experience in supervising and mentoring others

Qualified Best Interest Assessor

Experience of working with complex cases

Experience of working across other organisations i.e. health, third sector

Exemplify the council's values and behaviours

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).

If you use your vehicle on authorised Council business, you will receive a mileage payment based on the Inland Revenue Authorised Mileage Allowance Payment Scheme (AMAPS). The allowance is provided on the condition that your own insurance covers you for business use and indemnifies the Council against claim (including those concerning passengers) arising out of the use of the vehicle on official business. You will also be eligible for a car loan if you meet the criteria within the Council’s Car Loan Scheme.

This post will be based at Kingswood Centre.

Interviews scheduled 6/6/19.

For further information after reading the job summary, please contact Patrick Smith, Team Manager Tel 01454 865328 or patrick.smith@southglos.gov.uk.

Safer Recruitment

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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