Closing Date: 8 August 2021
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Occupational Therapist (OT) to join our friendly, dynamic and forward-thinking team.
We are looking for a highly motivated OT who is willing and able to support people with care and support needs with primarily physical but also mental health social care needs to realise their potential by supporting them to engage in meaningful occupation.
To realise this, we are strengths based and occupationally focused and employ a broad variety of potential interventions such as re-ablement, major and minor adaptations, equipment and moving and handling. Connecting people to their community, family and friends is a key occupational aspect of our work.
We maintain a very strong continuous professional development culture to ensure we deliver the best outcomes and maximum impact we can with the resources available. We are looking for an OT who will contribute to our efficiency as well as benefit from the support of an extremely skilled and knowledgeable team.
The successful candidate will be an OT with knowledge and experience of working with adults across a broad range of service user groups including but not exclusively physical disability, older adults, mental health and learning disability.
A professional Occupational Therapy qualification registered by HCPC.
In return we offer you:
- Generous annual leave entitlement
- Generous local government pension scheme package
- Access to wider training and development qualifications
- Flexible working scheme
- Travel plan discounts
- Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
- Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
- The Government has introduced new ways of supporting parents with childcare costs. Further details are available here: - https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/
Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.
Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.
We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.
Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.
If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager, please call Ian Rogers on 01634 337103.
Please note that in accordance with current COVID-19 Government guidelines, in regard to social distancing, all interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile
Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement
Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age
For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online
Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.
Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.