West Berkshire Council has an opportunity for a 24 hours per week HCPC registered Occupational Therapists to join our friendly and supportive East Locality team. We are a small Local Authority with a mixture of urban and rural communities which offers great variety and positive challenges. West Berkshire Council is embracing a new way of working with a strong focus on localities and strengths based approach to the people that we work with.
The Occupational Therapist will be working collaboratively with the Social Workers and Social Care Practitioners in a small team to identify ways to manage the needs of adults who need care and support in the community. The work is very varied and will involve working with adults with a wide range of needs and disabilities.
Skills in moving and positioning assessments and knowledge of seating solutions are essential to enable the people to maintain their independence and safety at home. Our Occupational Therapists also advise on adaptations to property and equipment provision and provide training to informal carers and care agency staff.
It will be important to work with both external partners (e.g. Health, Voluntary Sector) and internal partners (e.g. Housing, Safeguarding).
West Berkshire benefits include:
- Monthly professional supervision.
- Monthly CPD activities.
- Monthly informal moving and positioning sessions.
- Funded study days.
- Flexible working and opportunity to work from home (laptop and blackberry provided).
- Entitlement to a generous amount of annual leave, from 28 days per annum rising to a maximum of 33 days.
- Local Government pension scehme.
- Relevant training provided.
Applications will be shortlisted and invited to interview during the course of this advertisement. The advert will close once all vacancies have been filled.
Applicants may be invited to attend a short telephone interview in the first instance and successful applicants will then be notified if their application is being taken further to a second interview.
This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2017; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.
For an informal chat about the role, please contact Hayley Havers or Marion Angas on 01635 503701 for further details