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Occupational Therapist - Intermediate Care Service

Employer:
Bracknell Forest Council
Salary:
£28,785 to £32,878 plus £609 London Weighting
Location:
Time Square, Bracknell
Contract:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Evenings/Flexible Hours/Full Time
Hours:
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Enhanced
Closing Date:
29/09/2019 at 23:59 PM
Reference:
People/19/108805
Bracknell Forest Council

Betty’s got her independence back. Our teams get the autonomy to do what’s right.

 

We’re proud of our community; the care we give and the services we provide. This is why we give our people the time, support and resources they need to do their job well. You’ll have a manageable caseload. We want to hear your ideas. 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.

Together, we make big things happen (the Lexicon is just one example). But we’re also focused on the smaller things that make all the difference. And that’s as true for our employees as it is for our residents. We have a car park with plenty of spaces (you won’t need to worry about where you’re going to park – which means more time to focus on your work). We have strong teams and excellent manager relationships. Expert advice is there whenever you need it. Put simply, a career with us means having everything you need to build on your skills. To build better relationships. To build even better communities. This is your chance to make a lasting impact.

Because we’re Bracknell Forest

 

What it’s like working in our team?

You will work as part of our multi-disciplinary Intermediate Care 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 will be supported to carry out the following duties, responsibilities and training…

  • Provide reablement services within a multi-disciplinary team – 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 that are Care Act compliant and cost effective.
  • Take responsibility for own learning, including mandatory and suggested training, and the training of OT students

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.
  • Access to childcare vouchers.
  • 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.

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 during week commencing 21 October 2019. 

 

Want to ask us a question?

Pleae contact: 

Eleanor Mulhern, Assistant Community Services Manager

01344 351410

 

 

 

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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