West Berkshire Council

Current Vacancies at West Berkshire Council

Occupational Therapist (MI,Reablement and Sensory Needs Team) - Part & Full time

Vacancy Summary
West Berkshire Council
From £32,076 to £41,418 per annum, pro rata (Grade HI)
Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury
Working Pattern:
Part Time/Full Time
37 or 30 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
30/04/2024 at 23:59
RA 03572,03776
Vacancy Description

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

West Berkshire Council have an exciting opportunity for a full time registered Occupational Therapist to join our friendly and supportive team. We are a small Local Authority with a mixture of urban and rural communities set in the wonderful town of Newbury and Thatcham and the beautiful surrounding countryside. West Berkshire Council embraces inclusivity, a strong focus on localities and a strengths-based approach to the people that we work with. The role offers great variety, consistent pace and positive challenges with lots of opportunity for growth and development and a strong support network.

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 assisting people to return to their previous level of independence.

The Occupational Therapists work closely with the West Berks in-house Reablement carers, as well as external care providers, to ensure that people are supported to reclaim their independence in a person-centred way using both remedial and compensatory methods.

Occupational therapists 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 and complete the Safeguarding concerns/enquiries and longer-term care plans alongside you.

The role will require you to have knowledge of reablement strategies, equipment provision, moving and positioning, single handed care, postural needs, and minor adaptations.

We will ensure that we support you to develop by applying the RCOT development framework with an experienced OT team leader via monthly supervision to ensure that you work towards your professional goals. We are open to considering newly Qualified Occupational therapists and commit to support you through your first year/s of practice using a newly developed pathway. We offer lots of support forums and Edge train the trainer manual handling training (following successful completion of probationary period).

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as:

  • 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 smart phone provided).
  • Reimbursement of HCPC registration fees.
  • Car user and fuel allowance.
  • Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities
  • A range of local discounts
  • Generous Local Government pension scheme
  • Family friendly policies
  • Wellbeing Programme including Employee Assistance Programme and employee benefits
  • You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement starting at 29 days per annum (plus public holidays) Rising by an additional 5 days after 5 years’ service.

Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please see the West Berkshire Council website www.westberks.gov.uk for more details of these posts. Alternatively, feel free to come and visit us or contact Ann Tubbs/Gemma Marshall on 01635 503173 for further details.

Equal Opportunities
The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people who fall within any of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
How to apply

Please complete an online application form.

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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.

This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.

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

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