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Occupational Therapist
  • Employer: Reading Borough Council
  • Reference: ACHS/21/147993
  • Published: Mon 12/04/2021, 10:45 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 09/05/2021, 23:48 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time, Part Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £25,000 - £39,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire

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Occupational Therapist

Salary: £28,672 to £39,880 Per Year

Reading is a large and very diverse town with great transport links (Rail and Bus), shopping and places to eat!  We have great transport links with easy access to the M4 and M3 and easy access by train to London, Bristol, Birmingham and beyond.

We are a local authority working for the community!  We are improving the lives of our residents…

An opportunity has arisen for a motivated and talented Occupational Therapist here in Reading. Whether you are at the start of your OT career or have many years or great experience.  We have the job for you!

About the role

You will manage a caseload of individuals requiring functional assessments and identify necessary interventions which may include, manual handling, equipment and adaptations, to make a real difference to our service users. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team.

We have a role in the Locality Team.

The Locality Team supports individuals with long term conditions and complex needs in the community. We support individuals to remain in their own homes and maximise their independence using a strengths-based approach working with the individual to find solutions. You will use equipment, adaptations, new techniques and OT interventions to support the individual.

We have a role in the Advice and Wellbeing Hub
The Advice and Wellbeing Hub supports individuals who are new to Social Services to continue to meet the outcomes that are important to them, using innovative approaches. You will support individuals to remain in their own homes and maximise their independence using a strengths-based approach working with the individual to find solutions. You will use equipment, adaptations, new techniques and OT interventions to support the individual.


This post offers opportunities to improve your skills and experience in Adult Social Care with high quality, client-led, interventions to service users in their own homes, in friendly and supportive teams.

You will be working from home and in an office.

You will work within the legal framework provided by the statute, guidance, policies and procedures.

You will need to have:

  • A degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy.
  • HCPC registration.


We welcome newly qualified OTs and offer excellent support, supervision and induction.

You will have access to our Learning and Development programme and be supported in your career and personal growth with opportunities to learn and develop new clinical skills, helping you to build your Continuing Professional Development portfolio, extending your skills and supporting you to grow as a therapist.

What CQC said about Reading...

‘A recent review by the Care Quality Commission recognized the good practice in the team here at Reading Borough Council.  

Older people had a positive experience of health and social care services. People were treated with dignity, as individuals, and they found that services were provided in a timely and consistent way.’


Our offer

How we will support you:

*   Comprehensive induction, supervision and training provided.

*   People Handling and Risk Assessment Key Trainer's Certificate.

*   Flexible working hours (Once completed probation)

*   Holiday pay up to 32 days, plus bank holidays (dependent on service)

*   Local government pension scheme.

*   Clear pathways and opportunities to progress your career.

*   A culture of continuous learning.

*   We pay for your DBS application

*   Discounts available on various Highstreet services

*   Employee Assistant Programme

We welcome you to give us a ring or to visit us before applying…

Please contact Pippa Durant OT Assistant Team Manager on 0118 937 4537 pippa.durrant@reading.gov.uk or Carole Lee, Lead Occupational Therapist on 0118 937 4712, carole.lee@reading.gov.uk

 

Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Reading Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities.