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Occupational Therapist OCC346451

Job details


Salary range: £31,895 - £38,553 pro-rata, per annum

Work location: Various locations around the county, including; Oxford and Abingdon (home-working is currently in place, with some hybrid working)

Hours per week: 37

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Sunday 31st July 2022

Interview date: TBC


Vetting requirements: This role is subject to a Criminal Records Check. It is a requirement of this role that you are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and are able to provide evidence of this if selected for interview. 



Are you an Occupational Therapist who has drive, and are looking to go the extra mile for the people you work with? Would you like to work as part of an organisation that supports, values and recognises your dedication to delivering creative interventions whilst living in a vibrant City with a mass of cultural and historical landmarks on your doorstep?


Oxfordshire County Council has fantastic opportunities for enthusiastic and motivated Occupational Therapists to join our fast-paced and dynamic service within the Adult Social Care Teams in both locality and specialist countywide teams.  We are looking for experienced Occupational Therapists to transfer their skills, bringing your knowledge and creative ideas. Come and influence our already established knowledge base and excellent induction.




About us


Our priority is to support the most vulnerable people in our communities to live their most fulfilling life. We do this by working as creatively and efficient 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.

Good outcomes will be achieved 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 their own decision-making to allow them to lead the most rewarding and fulling life.



About the role


You will be responsible for providing Occupational Therapy services to adults, their families and carers living in Oxfordshire in line with the requirements of the Care Act 2014 and any other legislation and guidance as may be relevant including the HCPC codes of practice. You will use a strength-based approach to create opportunities, build resilience so that people live their lives as independently as possible. The range of experience you will gain is vast. You can for example use your skills to work with people who have a neurological condition, autism, learning disability or mental health issue.


You will receive supervision, support and training opportunities to ensure you have the skills required. We have a career progression programme, and actively encourage opportunities to enhance your skills. Opportunities for job swaps, rotation or secondments are available for example working with our Home First team, Housing or health partners. 



About you


You will require creative problem-solving skills as well as an ability to demonstrate accurate and clear recording. You will also need to possess or have the potential to develop specialist skills for example in moving and handling and be registered as an Occupational Therapist with the HCPC.


You should have the ability to travel to and access a variety of premises across Oxfordshire. The teams work across the County and staff are expected to work agilely. However, we will try to assign your patch based on your home residency area/location, whilst limiting travel time where this is practical to accommodate the needs of the service.



Rewards and benefits


It really is true that every single job role here 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. 



Would you like to know more?


Please click here to view the Job Description and Selection Criteria


For an informal discussion about the role please contact Rachel Atiyah, Service Manager,



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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