Occupational Therapist

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: Range SW2 (£29,948 - £37,977) per annum
Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 31/01/2020 at 23:55 PM
Reference: CH0227LS

Previous applicants need not apply

We have an exciting opportunity to join the Medway Council 0-25 Disability Team following the development of a further full time Occupational Therapist post specialising in Equipment and Adaptations. 

The role would suit an OT experienced in carrying out assessments of children and young people living in the community to identify their needs for, and organising the provision of, minor and major equipment and adaptations including moving and handling and supporting applications for Disabled Facilities Grants. This may include providing access audits to assist with inclusion in schools. 

Successful candidates would be working as part of a specialist team and contributing to the delivery of highly effective Occupational Therapy services alongside Social Work colleagues. You will be expected to take responsibility for working and managing a caseload independently with regular supervision and be encouraged and supported with continuing professional development. 

Applicants must hold/have the following: 

  • Relevant academic, professional qualification in Occupational Therapy  
  • Full driving licence and access to a car      
  • Demonstrable ability to carry out tasks which impact on the well-being of people, including assessing needs, implementing care/welfare, implementing regulations, providing guidance on internal procedures and interpreting policies and procedures to meet specific circumstances or problems.
  • Hold current HCPC Registration 

In return we offer you:  

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers

Our organisation:

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. 

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager please call Andrew Oates on 01634 338531. 

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that 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. 

Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support. 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.  

How to apply

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.



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