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Occupational Therapist - Advice and Wellbeing Hub

  • Employer: Reading Borough Council
  • Reference: DAC0182
  • Published: Mon 22/11/2021, 15:20 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 13/12/2021, 23:20 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £28,672 to £36,922 Per Year
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire

A unique opportunity has arisen for a motivated and talented Occupational Therapist here in Reading. Whether you are at the start of your OT career or have many years of great experience. We have the job for you!

Reading is a large and very diverse town with great transport links (Rail and Bus), shopping and places to eat!  We have great transport links with easy access to the M4 and M3 and easy access by train to London, Bristol, Birmingham and beyond.

We are a local authority working for the community. We are improving the lives of our residents…

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity and inclusion is the key to our success. Reading Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities.

About the role

You will manage a caseload of individuals requiring functional assessments and identify   necessary interventions which may include, moving and handling, postural support and adaptations, to make a real difference to our service users.

The Advice and Wellbeing Hub

The Advice and Wellbeing Hub works alongside individuals, who are not currently supported through Social Services, to continue to meet the outcomes that are important to them, using innovative approaches.


You will support individuals to remain in their own homes and maximise their independence using a strengths-based approach working with the individual to find solutions.


You will use equipment, adaptations, new techniques and other OT interventions to support the individual.


This post offers opportunities to improve your skills and experience in Adult Social Care with high quality, client-led, interventions to service users in their own homes, in friendly and supportive teams.


You will be working from home and in an office.

OTs have had opportunity this year to undertake a variety of training including AMPS, Positive Behavioural Support, EDGE Complex Moving and Handling and specialist adaptation training.

You will have a laptop and support with home working and supported office access with excellent shadowing opportunities, training from OT colleagues and OT supervisor and the support of a Lead OT.

You will work within the legal framework provided by the statute, guidance, policies and procedures.

You will need to have:

  • A degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy.
  • HCPC registration.

We welcome graduate OTs and offer excellent support, supervision and induction with support from a Lead Occupational Therapist.  In addition, we have monthly OT meetings.

What CQC said about Reading...

‘A recent review by the Care Quality Commission recognized the good practice in the team here at Reading Borough Council.  

Older people had a positive experience of health and social care services. People were treated with dignity, as individuals, and they found that services were provided in a timely and consistent way.’

Our offer

How we will support you:

*   Comprehensive induction, supervision and training provided.

*   People Handling and Risk Assessment Key Trainer's Certificate.

*   Flexible working hours (Once completed probation)

*   Holiday pay up to 32 days, plus bank holidays (dependent on service)

*   Clear pathways and opportunities to progress your career.

*   A culture of continuous learning.

*   Working from home opportunities available

*   We pay for your DBS application

*   Discounts available on various products and services

*   Employee Assistant Programme

*   Season Ticket Loan - a loan to help with the cost of your rail or bus journey, to and from work

*   Lease car salary sacrifice scheme allowing you to lease a brand new, greener car for three years. The monthly fee includes insurance, servicing and road tax

*   Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)

*   Life Assurance - three times your annual salary (for members of the LGPS)

*   Kennet Day Nursery - rated outstanding by Ofsted, and a salary sacrifice scheme to help lower the cost of your nursery fees based at our Civic Centre, Bridge Street, Reading

We welcome you to give us a ring or to visit us before applying…

Please contact Carole Lee, Lead Occupational Therapist on 0118 937 4712, carole.lee@reading.gov.uk or Sam Midwinter OT Assistant Team Manager on 07834 335 334 samantha.midwinter@reading.gov.uk


With the ongoing situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19), if you are invited for an interview, we will be taking sensible precautions to reduce the risk of infection. The interview arrangements will be discussed with you beforehand.


COVID 19 Vaccination proof required


Our vision is to ensure that Reading realises its potential as a great place to live, work and play, and that everyone shares the benefits of this success. Our values and behaviours guide how we will achieve this:

Work Together as one team - work collaboratively, with each other and with our partners, and demonstrate the Team Reading values in everything we do

Drive Efficiency - show initiative, be adaptable to change and put forward ideas to help improve delivery and efficiency. Take responsibility for our own learning and development and for reaching our potential

Be Ambitious - be demanding of our own performance – striving to be even better – and be prepared to engage with and challenge leaders in a constructive and positive way

Make a Difference to Reading - maintain the highest levels of customer service and be flexible and willing to provide the services needed at the time they are needed

Closing Date: Monday 13th December 2021

Interview Date – To be confirmed

Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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  • Employer: Reading Borough Council
  • Reference: DAC0182
  • Published: Mon 22/11/2021, 15:20 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 13/12/2021, 23:20 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £28,672 to £36,922 Per Year
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire

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