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Occupational Therapist, Promoting Independence and Supporting Independence

  • Employer: Kent County Council
  • Reference: KCC/18/73216
  • Published: Mon 03/09/2018, 11:33 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 25/09/2018, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: £28,413- £32,495 per annum (Salary dependent on experience and progression through the Career Grade is based on the fulfilment of required capabilities)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Brook House

| £28,413- £32,495 per annum (Salary dependent on experience and progression through the Career Grade is based on the fulfilment of required capabilities) | Permanent Full Time, 37 hours per week | 

We are looking for an Occupational Therapist to join a dynamic team who is ready to embrace change and new ways of working.
 
Within the Canterbury Supporting Independence Team, the role of the Occupational Therapist is to complete holistic, proportionate assessments, to ascertain individual functional needs and support people to live independently with choice and control, whilst promoting well-being.  Occupational Therapy intervention is provided through:-input to our in-house Enablement service; multi and double handed moving and handling reviews; provision of equipment, minor and major adaptations, including Disabled Facilities Grant support.   
 
Occasionally you will be expected to work outside normal office hours and at weekends to optimise support to service users and provide a responsive, seamless and multi-disciplinary approach.  We are dedicated to delivering strong support for our staff offering a robust supervision, CPD and development programme to support you in your role and professional development.
 
This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring service and a relevant professional qualification (Occupational Therapy) as well as up to date registration with HCPC.
 
Our offer
  • Starting salary £28,413 - £32,495 depending on experience
  • Relocation packages up to a maximum of £8,000 
  • Full induction and comprehensive professional learning and development
  • Starting annual leave allowance of 25 to 27 days 
  • A minimum of 5 days training each year 
  • Childcare vouchers 
  • Excellent Local Government pension scheme


The ability to travel across a wide geographical area in a timely and flexible manner at various times of the day is essential.

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification. 


This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring service and a relevant professional qualification (Social Work, Nursing or Occupational Therapy) as well as up to date registration with the appropriate professional body. 


For further information on this role please contact Amanda Johnson on 03000 418636.

Interview Date(s): Wednesday 10th October 2018

  • Employer: Kent County Council
  • Reference: KCC/18/73216
  • Published: Mon 03/09/2018, 11:33 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 25/09/2018, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: £28,413- £32,495 per annum (Salary dependent on experience and progression through the Career Grade is based on the fulfilment of required capabilities)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Brook House

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