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Occupational Therapist - Adult Community Team

Bracknell Forest Council
£29,394 to £33,487 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting)
Time Square, Bracknell
Working Pattern:
Flexible Hours/Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
29/09/2019 at 23:59 PM
Bracknell Forest Council

We stepped in early to help Louise.  Now she’s taking steps towards a brighter future. 

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

You will be working with the residents of Bracknell Forest to improve their health and wellbeing and maximise their independence. You will be providing aids and adaptations, including the Disabled Facilities Grants process. You will also have the chance to improve your expertise in manual handling. The post is varied and challenging but immensely rewarding and we give you the tools to be innovative and influence change.

We will support you to:

  • Work with people to identify their needs and undertake comprehensive assessments of adults. Work with those with diverse or complex presentations in a way that maximises independence, choice and control that are Care Act compliant and cost effective.
  • Work with carers and advocates for those that cannot advocate for themselves
  • Document all work abiding by local policies & procedures
  • To take responsibility for own learning, including mandatory and suggested training, and the training of OT students
  • You will be supported in your career and personal growth and continue your professional development portfolio.

You will benefit from:

  • Regular opportunities for development with internal and external training courses, which can include visiting NAIDEX and advanced manual handling training
  • Car parking
  • Agile working – from home and in the community supported by up to date IT kit
  • An inclusive and social working environment.
  • Flexible working opportunities including a flexi-time scheme.
  • Essential car user allowance, London Weighting and access to low interest car loan
  • A great office location next to travel links and the regenerated town centre.
  • Internal sports and social club opportunities, discounted leisure centre and gym membership.
  • Supermarket discount.
  • Generous annual leave entitlement that increases over continuous service
  • Access to low interest car loan
  • Able to contribute to service improvement and implement new ideas

What we are 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 independence and helping them overcome the barriers that prevent them from doing the activities that matter to them.
  • Newly qualified OTs are welcome to apply as we have a first year post qualification framework that we have devised to support you in the transition from student to professional.

Interviews will be held the week beginning 21st October 2019

Want to ask us a question?

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Gavin Austin – assistant community services manager on 01344 351481 / gavin.austin@bracknell-forest.gov.uk





Equal Opportunities

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.

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