Betty's got her independence back. Our teams get the autonomy to do what's right
We want to help our residents live as independently as possible and our Occupational Therapists have a vital role to play in that. They help people with disabilities, older people and those undergoing rehabilitation to go about their daily lives and we give them the time, resources and support they need to make a tangible impact. You'll have a manageable caseload. You'll also have a voice. If you think something needs to change, we want to know about it. This is an opportunity to take ownership. And to change lives for the better.
Because we're Bracknell Forest
What it's like working in our team:
You will work as part of our multi-disciplinary team, providing reablement to maximise independence, support people to remain in their own communities, facilitate timely discharge from hospital, avoid unnecessary hospital admission and to enable people to stay at home at the end of their lives. You would also have opportunities to be part of the development and growth of the team and encourage to work on projects or focus on areas of interest, within the needs of the service.
You will be supported to carry out the following duties, responsibilities and training:
- Provide reablement services within a multi-disciplinary team of OTs, Physios nurses and psychology support.
- Work with people, including advocates and carers, to develop person-centred SMART Goals and support plans designed to meet needs in ways that maximises independence, choice and control, and are legal and affordable
- Take responsibility for own learning, including mandatory and suggested training, and the training of OT students
- Take an active part in your own supervision and appraisal and to supervise and appraise allocated staff in accordance with the departmental supervision policy and council's appraisal policy
- To take a departmental or team lead within a specified area of work as required.
The benefits you will experience are:
- Regular opportunities for development with internal and external training courses.
- Flexible working opportunities including a flexi-time scheme.
- Agile working "from home and in the Community" supported by up to date IT kit
- A great office location, with free car parking next to travel links and the regenerated town centre.
- Internal sports and social club opportunities, discounted leisure centre and gym membership.
- Supermarket discount.
- An inclusive and friendly working environment
- Essential car user allowance and London Weighing
- Access to low interest car loan
- Generous annual leave entitlement (increases after 3 years)
- Able to contribute to service improvement and implement new ideas.
What we're looking for:
We're seeking qualified and HCPC registered Occupational Therapists with a passion for providing exceptional care and support. You'll need to show excellent knowledge of OT best practices and provide expert advice to both colleagues and partner agencies, as well as to residents. We are looking for Occupational Therapists who want to work in a dynamic and team orientated environment. Above all, you'll empower service users; facilitating their recovery and helping them overcome the barriers that prevent them from doing the activities that matter to them.
Interviews will be held on:
Week beginning 21st October 2019
Want to ask us a question?
For an informal discussion or to ask any questions about this role. Please contact:
Assistant Community Services Manager
Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.
How to apply
Please apply online (see below).
It is important that you read the Application Pack before you apply for this job. It contains information that you will need to refer to when applying. Not referring to this information is likely to reduce your chances of success.
Bracknell Forest Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk and expects all staff to share this commitment. All staff employed by the Council in contact with children and adults at risk must be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken. We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and, wherever possible, apply for these prior to interview.