Occupational Therapist - 0-25 Disability Team
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Occupational Therapist (OT) to join our friendly, supportive and forward-thinking 0-25 Disability Team.
We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced OT who is able to enhance the teams services to children and young people with complex social care needs. This can be due to physical and/or learning disabilities and other conditions such as autism and behaviours that challenge. We aim to enable every individual to reach their full potential by supporting them, working in a person centred way, to engage in meaningful occupation, maximising independence, building confidence and achieving best outcomes.
To realise this, we expect the candidate to apply strengths based and occupationally focused interventions such as re-ablement, contribute to the assessment of sensory processing disorders, arrange major and minor adaptations, advise and provide equipment and apply specialist moving handling skills. It is also essential to work collaboratively with our Social Work colleagues and partnership agencies promoting each individuals aspirations and enhancing service users life skills to allow maximum engagement with the wider community and successful transition into adulthood.
We are looking for an OT who will contribute to our service development as well as benefit from the support of the small but extremely skilled and knowledgeable OT team. We maintain a very strong continuous professional development culture to ensure we deliver the best outcomes and deliver the maximum impact we can with the resources available.
Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.
Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.
We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.
Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.
The council understands that a motivated workforce is the most important factor for it to be successful and achieve its aims. It’s vital that employees feel rewarded for their contribution.
As a Medway Council employee you will have the opportunity to develop both professionally and personally by undertaking relevant training opportunities, enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including competitive rates of pay and pension scheme along with access to an employee advice, information and counselling service, employee forums and an employee discount scheme for national and local retailers.
This post is subject to an enhanced Children and Adult's DBS check.
Please note that all interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.
Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS
If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.
All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.