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Occupational Therapist - Adult Social Care West Team (Part-time & Full-time)

Vacancy Summary
Employer:
West Berkshire Council
Salary:
From £32,076 to £41,418 per annum (Grade HI)
Location:
Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury
Contract:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full Time/Part Time
Hours:
37 or 30 hours per week. Part-time and Full-time positions available.
DBS Check:
Enhanced
Closing Date:
30/04/2024 at 23:59
Reference:
RA 04305, 03574, 03558
Vacancy Description

Are you a dedicated Occupational Therapist looking for a rewarding opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of adults in our community? West Berkshire Council is seeking an enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join our Adult Social Care Service. As an essential car user, you will be based at our Market Street Offices.

As an Occupational Therapist, you will work within our Adult Social Care Service to assess and support individuals in maintaining their independence and improving their quality of life. You will work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders, including service users, carers, and relevant professionals, to develop personalized and outcome focused care plans.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct holistic assessments to identify individuals' needs and develop appropriate care plans
  • Provide practical support, equipment, and adaptations to help individuals maintain their independence
  • Deliver therapeutic interventions and rehabilitation programs in line with best practice guidelines
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams and external partners to ensure coordinated and effective service delivery
  • Maintain accurate and uptodate records and provide reports as required

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • A recognized degree or diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Experience working within a social care setting, ideally supporting adults
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to engage with service users, carers, and professionals
  • The ability to manage a caseload, prioritizing and organizing your work effectively
  • A commitment to promoting independence, dignity, and empowerment for individuals

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as:

  • Flexible working patterns to accommodate your personal and professional commitments
  • Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities 
  • Generous Local Government pension scheme
  • Family friendly policies
  • A range of local discounts
  • 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. 

For an informal discussion about this role or to learn more, please contact Gabija Knight on 01635 519019 or email Gabija.Knight1@westberks.gov.uk.

We look forward to receiving your application.



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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