Occupational Therapist (Housing)
  • Employer: West Berkshire Council
  • Reference: V4145
  • Published: Mon 04/01/2021, 9:30 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 31/01/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £30451 to £36922 per annum (Grade I)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury, Berkshire

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Occupational Therapist (Housing)

Are you an Occupational Therapist looking for an exciting and rewarding opportunity?

Working within our multi-disciplined Housing team, you will be working with vulnerable and disabled adults across West Berkshire, carrying out assessments in our clients' homes, with the objective of helping them to live safely and independently for longer.   This is a fixed term post (interim support) for 12 months.

You will manage a complex caseload of clients referred from across Adult Social Care for proposed home adaptations to be funded through our Disabled Facilities Grant fund. You will have an empathetic and client-centred approach to problem-solving, providing recommendations for both minor and major adaptations in our clients' homes.

You will work collaboratively with internal and external teams, working within the constraints of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996, to explore the most cost effective means to meet our clients' long term needs.

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.

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 28 days per annum rising to a maximum of 33 days. 

Please contact Jane Spiller on 01635 519685 for an informal chat about this role

Shortlisting will take place during the course of this advertisement and may close earlier than stated if the vacancy is successfully appointed to.

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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