Occupational Therapist - Permanent
  • Employer: West Berkshire Council
  • Reference: V4184
  • Published: Wed 05/05/2021, 9:30 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 18/05/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: From £27741 to £36922 per annum (Grade HI)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Hillcroft House, Newbury, Berkshire

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Occupational Therapist - Permanent

Are you an enthusiastic, motivated Occupational Therapist looking to develop your skills, promote integration and independence?   

West Berkshire Council has a rare opportunity for fulltime registered Occupational Therapist to join our friendly and supportive teams.  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 a strengths based approach to the people that we work with.  As a result, there are vacancies in the following team. 

Joint Care Provider Services provides an integrated health and social care pathway for people requiring a care package to facilitate their discharge from hospital. The Occupational Therapists will work closely with individuals once they return home to focus on goal setting and getting people back to their previous level of independence. The Occupational Therapists work very closely with the WBC Reablement carers as well as external care providers in ensuring that situations are safe and person centred. They will work alongside Social Workers and Social Care Practitioners where long term care needs are identified and safeguarding or mental capacity issues have been highlighted.

The role will require you to have knowledge of reablement strategies, equipment provision, moving and positioning risk assessments, single carer management, postural management, minor adaptations and some involvement in the DFG process. We also have a number of exciting projects ongoing, including the provision of specialist equipment to improve and/or reduce long term care packages 

West Berkshire benefits include: 

  • Monthly professional supervision.
  • Monthly CPD activities.
  • Monthly informal moving and positioning sessions.
  • Funded study days.
  • Flexible working hours and the opportunity to work from home (laptop and blackberry provided).
  • You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 28 days per annum rising to a maximum of 32 days.
  • Car user and fuel allowance.
  • Relevant training provided. 

We are ideally looking to offer the successful candidate the full number of hours advertised above. We may however consider offering less hours than advertised providing they meet the requirements of the role and service which will be determined by the recruiting manager. 

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 Ann Tubbs or Mia Holmes on 01635 292130.

How to Apply

Please complete an online application form.

This role requires the incumbent to have a car available at work to undertake his/her duties as they will be expected to undertake at least 1500 business miles per year. Essential Car User status attracts a lump sum allowance paid on a monthly basis as well as a free car parking space if he/she works at one of the Council’s corporate buildings.

All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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