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Occupational Therapist (Reablement Outreach Team) OCC130870



Home First the Oxfordshire Way


‘Working together

to support you

to regain and maintain

your independence

in your own home’


‘Thriving communities for everyone in Oxfordshire’



Job details


Salary Range: £31,346 to £37,890 per annum (depending on experience) plus a 5% enhancement for weekend working pattern

Work Location:  Countywide within Oxfordshire (agile working with access to office base)

Hours per week: 37 (Full time)

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: Sunday 3rd October 2021

Interview date:  TBC



Would you like to have the opportunity to work in a forward-thinking creative therapy led multidisciplinary team delivering reablement in the county of Oxfordshire? If so, due to the success and expansion of our existing reablement team we have number of posts to recruit to.


Our existing staff, experience a high level of job satisfaction, this is what Jo, one of our Occupational Therapists had to say about her role recently;

‘‘I have just had one of those, ‘it’s epic I am an OT’ moments, I’m so privileged to be in the community’’


The Adult Social Care, Reablement Outreach Team are expanding to support the development of the Home First pathway within Oxfordshire.



About you


We are looking for HCPC registered Occupational Therapists who are passionate about personal independence and sustainable wellbeing in the community. 


Creativity and a dynamic approach to your work is essential as every day is different, just like the people you will work with.



About the role


Working closely with our reablement providers and the voluntary sector you will support and guide people to regain independence in their own home using a strength-based approach to goal planning during short term intermediate care provision.  This intervention will be provided following discharge from hospital or to help prevent admission to hospital.


You will need to draw upon your skills and knowledge in activity analysis, assistive technology, aids and minor adaptations to support the reduction in formal care wherever possible.  Moving and Handling skills will also be required.


Our priority is to support the most vulnerable people in our communities. We do this by working as creatively and efficiently as possible, whilst utilising the opportunities afforded by closer working with health and housing and working proactively to encourage independent and safe living within the community. We achieve good outcomes by providing the right support, in the right way at the right time. We actively collaborate with other agencies to put the people of Oxfordshire at the heart of decision-making.



Rewards and benefits


It really is true that every single role in our service contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our county - we want to do this for our employees too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours and the use of technology to support agile working. We offer some of the very best learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development.


We have a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us up to 32 days, as well as giving you the option to buy additional holiday. You will also have access to a Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of up to 19.9% of your salary; a range of local and national retail discounts; and a host of enhanced family friendly policies including carers leave and paid time off for volunteering.


This role will require you to work a maximum of one in 5 weekends and 2 bank holidays in a 12-month period. You will receive a day off in lieu of each day work and your annual salary will be enhanced to reflect weekend working.



Would you like to know more?


Please click here to view the Job Description and Selection Criteria


For a discussion about the role or to answer any questions please contact Sally Steele, Home First System Lead on 07920 084548 or sally.steele@oxfordshire.gov.uk



Application Procedure


To apply, you will need to complete an online application form. This includes a section asking you to explain how you meet the selection criteria, as specified in the job posting. You may attach a cover letter and/or CV to your application form, however it is not mandatory. 


If you experience any difficulties whilst completing the application form, please contact the Recruitment Team using Recruitment Application Enquiry Form



Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion


At Oxfordshire County Council we are proud of our diverse workforce. Everyone is accepted for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. We have a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for staff.


Our commitment to safeguarding


Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.

We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect these commitments.


Guaranteed interviews


As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. We are also committed to helping and supporting those transitioning from HM Armed Forces to civilian life and guarantee an interview for those demonstrating the essential criteria for the role, within three years of leaving the service.


We are open to discussions about flexible working.


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