If you’re an Occupational Therapist interested in working in a friendly and dynamic team then we’d love to hear from you...
If you live here, work here or just visit, you will already know Reading is a great place and at Reading Borough Council we’re dedicated to making it even better. Key to this is ensuring our workforce is equipped for the challenge – this is where you come in.
We are seeking Occupational Therapists to work in our new Advice and Wellbeing Hub, Locality Team and dynamic Hospital Discharge Team.
You will work alongside Social Workers, Care Co-ordinators and Health Colleagues in integrated multi-disciplinary teams.
You will be based at The Avenue Centre, Conwy Close, Reading, RG30 4BZ
About the role
You will manage a caseload of individuals requiring functional assessments and identify necessary interventions including reablement, manual handling, equipment and adaptations, to make a real difference in achieving improved outcomes and independent living, to the service user.
You will work within the legal framework provided by the statute, guidance, policies and procedures.
You must have:
- A degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy.
- Experience of managing your own workload.
- Experience of working with professionals from other agencies.
- Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team.
- A flexible approach.
- HCPC registration.
- Good IT skills.
You will have access to our Learning and Development programme and be supported in your career and personal growth with opportunities to learn and develop new clinical skills, helping you to build your Continuing Professional Development portfolio, extending your skills and supporting you to grow as a therapist.
At a senior level you will have opportunities to build on your leadership and management skills with access to Management Skills Apprenticeships.
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.
How we will support you:
- Comprehensive induction, supervision and support.
- People Handling and Risk Assessment Key Trainer’s Certificate.
- Laptop and mobile supplied.
- 24 days annual leave rising to 29 days after 5 years’ local government service.
- Local government pension scheme.
- Childcare vouchers.
- A supportive working environment.
- Clear pathways and opportunities to progress your career.
- A culture of continuous learning.
- Flexible working options once completed probation.
- Working from home opportunities available
For further information about the role please contact Carole Lee, Lead Occupational Therapist on 0118 937 4712, firstname.lastname@example.org Gail Muirhead, Assistant Team Manager (OT) on 0118 937 3236 or email@example.com.
Closing date: Sunday 21 April 2019.
Interview date: to be confirmed.
An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be sought from the successful candidate.