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Occupational Therapist

Bracknell Forest Council
£28,818 - £32,830 per annu,
Time Square, Bracknell
Working Pattern:
Evenings/Full Time/Weekends
37 hours per week. ICS posts on a 3 weekly rota including weekends.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
24/02/2019 at 23:55 PM
Bracknell Forest Council

Bracknell Forest is a small unitary authority situated in the heart of Berkshire, which focuses on high quality, accessible, local services. Adult Social Care has effective partnerships with our local health providers and we deliver a range of services including Intermediate Care and Adult Social Care.

Here in Bracknell Forest Adult Social Care we have undertaken a major transformation of our services and there are currently vacancies for Occupational Therapists on our Enhanced Intermediate Care Service (EICS) and the Adult Community Team (ACT)

The EICS provides integrated health and social care input, supporting people in the community to maximise their independence, rather than relying on acute services. This will involve working as part of a large multi-disciplinary team, and will involve some shift work.

The ACT provides long term support using a strengths-based approach. This will include major adaptations and manual handling assessments and will involve working core hours.

You will be working with health and social care professionals in the teams to ensure a high quality of work is delivered. This will play a significant part in helping us to respond to the needs of people in Bracknell.

You will be person centred and be committed to working as part of these integrated teams. Your caseload will be varied and complex. You will be required to work with people to promote their independence, health and wellbeing and in partnership with individuals (including unpaid carers) and those who support them. There is opportunity to take a lead in particular areas of development within the team.  

You will undertake assessments, develop support plans with people and ensure the needs of people are effectively met through for example

 Information, advice and signposting to community support

  • Reablement
  • Equipment
  • Minor and Major Adaptations
  • Long Term Support
  • Safeguarding

As a registered Occupational Therapist with the HCPC, you will be looking to broaden your horizons and make a real impact.  

We already have a great workforce and you can be part of this. We offer supervision, training and development opportunities and team support which are central to our commitment to enhancing the skills and performance of all our staff.

For further information please contact:   

  • ACT- Gavin Austin (01344 351481) (Assistant Community Services manager) or Anna McCafferty (01344 3511472) Community Services Manager
  • ICS –Eleanor Mulhern (01344 351410) (Assistant Community Services Manager) or Alysoun Asante (01344 352719) Community Services Manager

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 adults at risk and expects all staff to share this commitment. All staff employed by the Council in contact with 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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