• Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Reading, Berkshire
  • 33024 - 41418 £ / Year
  • 28 April 2024

Website Reading Borough Council

£33,024 to £41,418 (Experienced OT’s receive £2,000 Market Supplement)

We are seeking an Occupational Therapist to become a valuable member of the Review Team in our Adult Social Care directorate at Reading Borough Council. Regardless of where you currently stand in your career, we are dedicated to providing the necessary support and opportunities for your professional development.

Review Team collaborates closely with other teams engaged in the provision of Adult Social Care. Our main objective is to undertake Care Act reviews for people who receive services through Adult Social Care. This post offers opportunities to improve your skills and experience in Adult Social Care as OT’s play a vital role in the team.

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 be part of a friendly and supportive team and work alongside Social Worker and Social Care Coordinator colleagues reviewing adults with a broad range of needs.

You will hold a varied caseload and contribute to the team performance and positive outcomes for our residents.

Using a strengths-based approach and your OT skill set you will support individuals to find solutions, promote wellbeing and healthy occupations through a variety of interventions including provision of equipment, adaptations, moving and handling, goal planning. You will work closely with care providers, Housing Services and Health colleagues. In addition we review OT provided equipment and this will form part of your role.

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

You will need to have:

  • A degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Registered with HCPC
  • Community experience is helpful but not essential
  • 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.

We offer excellent support, supervision, and induction. 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 professional skills, helping you to build your Continuing Professional Development portfolio and supporting you to grow as an Occupational Therapist.

We work closely with our colleagues in Reading Borough Council, Health Professionals, Voluntary and Charity colleagues to facilitate the best possible outcomes for those people we support.

We welcome new graduates and are working with Buckingham, Berkshire, and Oxfordshire Integrated Care System on a preceptorship for new Occupational Therapy graduates.

You’ll be part of a team that relies on each individual to play their part to the best of their ability. As well as the colleagues that you work closely with every day, you’ll also be part of Team Reading, playing your personal part in making Reading a successful and vibrant place.

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

Our offer

A competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including:

  • Generous holiday entitlement – 25 days holiday each year plus bank holidays – rising to 33 days after 10 years’ service, with the option to buy additional leave
  • Maternity, adoption, parental and sick pay
  • A wide range of flexible working opportunities
  • Access to a range of training and learning opportunities to help you develop
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • On-site day nursery (Kennet Day nursery) rated outstanding by Ofsted
  • 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
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs) to help you save for your retirement

If you would like to find out more about this role and the team, please contact Review Team Manager, Sandra Sheldon, Sandra.sheldon@reading.gov.uk

Closing date: Applications reviewed on submission
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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