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Occupational Therapist
  • Employer: Rutland County Council
  • Reference: PEO/0519/30126
  • Published: Tue 21/05/2019, 17:40 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 20/06/2019, 17:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Part Time
  • Hours: Up to 37 hours per week, Part time (22.2 hours) and full time (37 hours) available
  • Salary: £24,799 - £34,788 (Career Graded role)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Rutland

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Occupational Therapist

Who we are… Rutland County Council is the smallest Unitary Authority in England, but just because we are a small team does not mean we cannot make a big difference, multum-in parvo is our motto! Rutland offers fantastic opportunities to make a real difference to the lives of residents in our local community – we really are one of the best places to live, learn, work, play and visit. This is your chance to become part of an amazing team, delivering great services throughout the county.

Our Adult Social Care teams are leading the way in health and social care integration, ensuring the services we deliver meet the needs of our service users in a fully personalized and joined up way. With continually evolving services, this is a great opportunity to join a nationally recognised and committed team, supporting service users and their carers every step of the way.

Who you are… you will be able to build a strong rapport quickly and be comfortable working with service users in their own homes. Confident working alone, you will enjoy seeing your plans change the lives of your service users. With a particular interest in reablement, your focus will be on enabling support to be stepped down as independence increases, working closely with colleagues to ensure relevant aids and adaptations are in place. You will embrace the opportunities offered by a lighter caseload to provide a greater degree of personalised care and to develop your areas of expertise, which you will share across the team.

What we need from you… With previous experience working as an Occupational Therapist, ideally in a community, hospital or adult social care setting, you will have experience of manual handling, single handed care and moving and handling. Able to confidently assess and mitigate risk, you will form part of a wider integrated care team so the ability to build professional relationships will be essential.    

What we offer in return… Work that makes a difference to people’s lives within this beautiful county, in addition to structured salary reviews, local government pension scheme, discounted access to ‘Active Rutland’ keep fit activities and Flexi-Time to name just a few!

The successful applicant for this post will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

We act as ‘One Council’ in all we do, with each of us working together in the most effective way to meet the needs of our customers every day – if you share this ethos then we really want to hear from you…

What to do now… For an informal discussion about the role please contact Jane Mold, Practice Consultant – Therapy Services on 01572 758359 or email: jmold@rutland.gov.uk.

We have both part time (22.2 hours) and full time (37 hours) available within our service - please specify in your application what your preference would be.

The closing date for applications will be Thursday 20th June 2019 at 5pm and interviews will take place in week commencing 24th June 2019 - please follow the links to apply online. Alternatively you can contact one of the HR team for an application pack by email: recruitment@rutland.gov.uk or call 01527 758291.

All recruitment correspondence, including interview details, will usually be sent out via email. If you require documentation/correspondence in an alternative format, please contact the HR team.

Rutland County Council is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Everyone at Rutland County Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and for ensuring they are protected from harm.