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Intake Team Occupational Therapist

Vacancy Summary
Medway Council
Range SW2 (£28,981 - £36,750) per annum
Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
10/03/2017 at 23:55 PM
Vacancy Description

We are currently recruiting for an Occupational Therapist to join our Intake Team to carry out occupational therapy assessments of service users living in the community to identify their needs for and provision of adaptations and equipment .

You will be required to contribute to the delivery of highly effective Occupational Therapy Services within Adult Social Care; taking responsibility for working and managing a caseload within a framework of appropriate supervision, dependent upon the complexities of these cases and the Occupational Therapist’s experience.

The post holder will adhere to and uphold the codes of conduct set out by Medway Council, the HCPC and The College of Occupational Therapy.

You will assess the needs of adults with a disability and families/ carers to recommend the provision of equipment, adaptations, housing solutions options and a range of enablement techniques/ programmes, using evidence based practice to consider the best outcomes , including the environment thereby maximizing and maintain independence.

The successful applicant will develop an Occupational Therapy re-enablement and prevention programme to continually improve the services available to service users and to enable optimal independence in the community.

You will provide front line support and advice to the public including visits to groups to advise on access needs, dealing with OT enquiries, complaints and information requests.

Applicants will undertake office based administration support and provide admin support to service users such as medical letters, client reports, ordering equipment and financial assessments to ensure that the full programme available is efficiently delivered.

You will be required to be competent in all areas of the Medway Skills and Competency framework for Occupational Therapists.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile.

Medway is a unitary authority in South East England with superb transport links to London.

The council understands that a motivated workforce is the most important factor for it to be successful and achieve its aims. It’s vital that employees feel rewarded for their contribution.

As a Medway Council employee  you  will have the opportunity to develop both professionally and personally by undertaking  relevant training opportunities,  enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including competitive rates of pay and pension scheme along with access to an employee  advice, information and counselling service,  employee forums and  an employee discount scheme for national and local retailers.

Important Information

If you have any queries, please contact us on 01634 334499 or if you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager call Sam Dawson 01634 334469.

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 correspondance, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in hard copy format, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.  

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.

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We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.

How to apply
For more information please visit our Social Care Microsite Please complete your application online, by following the attached link. If you take the option to register with us you can save your details and do not have to complete the form in one sitting. If you are unable to do this and would prefer to be sent a hard copy please contact 01634 333333 (Monday to Friday 9.00am -6.00pm). This information can be made available in other formats and languages, by phoning 01634 333333.

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