We support those who need it most to become independent again. We support each other to be the best we can be
We’re proud of our community; the care we give and the services we provide. This is why we give our team members the time, support and resources they need to do their job well. You’ll have a manageable caseload and we will listen to your ideas - if you think something needs to change, we want to know about it. This is your opportunity to take ownership and to change lives for the better.
Because we’re Bracknell Forest
What it’s like working in our team…
We are a small friendly team who work together to make a difference to the people we support. Team working is at our core, as is looking for development opportunities for our team members, to both promote career development and the development of our service. We are always looking at how we can do things better.
You will be part of our multi-disciplinary Intermediate Care Team, which is an integrated local authority/NHS service, providing reablement to maximise independence, support people to remain in their own communities, facilitate timely discharge from hospital, avoid unnecessary hospital admission and to enable people to stay at home at the end of their lives.
We have great feedback from the people we support, this is just one example of some recent feedback: “Just a note, you have all been so kind and encouraging. We did have a few laughs, didn't we? Things will feel a bit strange, next week. But life goes on. I will always remember your lovely faces but faces only - sorry. I wrote all names down and after will look at them. Wanted to say thank you for everything. Will always think of you all. Lots of love.”
You will be supported to carry out the following duties, responsibilities and training…
- Provide reablement services within a multi-disciplinary team – OTs, Physios, Nurses and a large registered service of Support Workers.
- Work with people, including advocates and carers, to develop person-centred SMART Goals and support plans designed to meet needs in ways that maximise independence, choice and control that are Care Act compliant and cost effective.
- Take responsibility for own learning, including mandatory and suggested training, and the training of OT students
The benefits you will experience are…
- Regular opportunities for continuous professional development through internal and external training courses.
- Able to contribute to service improvement and implement new ideas.
- Essential car user allowance and London Weighing
- Flexible working opportunities including a flexi-time scheme and the promotion of homeworking
- Agile working – from home and in the Community – supported by up to date IT kit
- An inclusive and friendly working environment
- A great office location, with free car parking next to travel links and the regenerated town centre.
- Generous annual leave entitlement (increases after 3 years)
- Internal sports and social club opportunities, discounted leisure centre and gym membership.
- Supermarket discount.
What we’re looking for…
We’re seeking qualified and HCPC registered Occupational Therapists with a passion for providing exceptional care and support. You’ll need to show excellent knowledge of OT best practices and provide expert advice to both colleagues and partner agencies, as well as to residents. We are looking for Occupational Therapists who want to work in a dynamic and team orientated environment. Above all, you’ll empower service users; facilitating their recovery and helping them overcome the barriers that prevent them from doing the activities that matter to them.
Newly qualified OTs are welcome to apply as we have a first-year post qualification framework that we have devised to support you in the transition from student to professional.
Want to ask us a question?
For an informal discussion or to ask any questions about this role. Please contact:
Eleanor Mulhern, Assistant Community Services Manager on 01344 351410
How to Apply
Please apply online (see below).
It is important that you read the Application Pack before you apply for this job. It contains information that you will need to refer to when applying. Not referring to this information is likely to reduce your chances of success.
Bracknell Forest Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk and expects all staff to share this commitment. All staff employed by the Council in contact with children and adults at risk must be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken. We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and, wherever possible, apply for these prior to interview.