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Occupational Therapist - OCC614484

Job details

Salary range: £35,745 - £42,403 per annum (salary will be commensurate with level of experience)

Work location: Various locations across the county are available. A combination of remote, face to face and office based working is expected depending on the needs of the people supported.
Hours per week: 37 
Contract type: Permanent - part-time hours will be considered
Vetting requirements: This role is subject to a Criminal Records Check.


Closing date: Sunday 30th June 2024

Interview date: TBC

About us


At Oxfordshire County Council, you don’t just work for us… you learn, grow, and thrive with us.


Whatever your career aspirations are in adult social care, we’re here to support and empower you to lead your growth from the front.


Combined with a passion to do adult social care differently, our vision empowers you to play a lead role in helping people stay fit, healthy and independent in their communities for as long as possible and to deliver a genuine tailor-made approach to care. 


We support this by providing:


•    Autonomy to do your role with an approach that supports The OxfordshirWay.


•    Job swap opportunities to explore different areas of adult social care.


•    Stable leadership support and mentorship, with regular group and 1:1 supervision.


•    Continuous opportunities to develop through the organisation.  



Because we know that when you thrive, the people you work with thrive.


About the role


The post holder will join a small friendly team of Occupational Therapists, working within the larger Review Team that comprises Social Workers and Co-ordinators. 


The aims of the Review Team are:


•    to ensure that people’s needs continue to be met, whilst building on their resilience and independence. 


•    To ensure that people continue to have eligible needs based on The Care Act 2014, and that these needs are met in the most cost effective way.


•    To be part of a streamlined journey that uses the review function to reduce the risk of a person reaching crisis.


•    To ensure a persons care provision is right-sized to their needs


•    To support and undertake specific projects meeting operational need


Occupational Therapy skills are a valuable asset to this team. The post holder will complete short- term interventions including Moving and Handling Assessments and Equipment Reviews to ensure that the appropriate support remains in place for the adults and carers that we work with. This post is a county wide role, with the option to be based at your closest office to home, and opportunities for agile working. 


About you


An ability to travel to and access a variety of premises across Oxfordshire is essential to this role. We try to allocate work in a ‘patch based’ way where possible to minimise travel. At the current time South, Vale and East Oxfordshire are our current pressures, this may change in the future. 


You will 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 will receive supervision, support and training opportunities to ensure you have the skills required. 


You are…


•    Driven to do things differently to embark on a journey of continuous improvement.

•    Willing to take responsibility, you are a self-leader with the ambition to lead your community in different areas of adult social care. 


•    Kind and caring, with an understanding of and respect for individuals’ qualities, abilities and diverse backgrounds. 


•    Advocating for equality and integrity in all you do, and with your strong communication skills you work collaboratively to achieve the best outcome.


•    Always learning, with an excellent working knowledge of legislation and statutory guidance, you have natural entrepreneurial qualities. 


Rewards and benefits


Learn more about how you #learn, #grow and #thrive with us…


•    Up to 33 days holiday p.a. plus bank holidays - Option to ‘buy’ additional days


•    Membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, employer’s contribution of up to 19.9%


•    Relocation package up to a maximum of £8,000 to cover reimbursement of expenses for newly appointed employees (conditions apply in line with Council Policy)


•    Regular weekly and monthly formal and informal support and supervision


•    Local and national discounts for shopping and travel


•    Extensive Continuous Professional Development opportunities, career progression scheme including the opportunity to train as a PEP BIA or AMHP


•    Learn more here: Our benefits


Would you like to know more?


Are you a passionate qualified Occupational Therapist ‘returning’ into Adult Social Care? Are you keen to resume practicing, but need some support to re-register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)? If so, we would like to hear from you.


Please click here to view the Job Description and Selection Criteria 


Please contact Rachel Mathieson (Practice Supervisor Occupational Therapist) on 07880042627 or Karl Dickens (Team Manager) on 01865 86693 for a conversation about the role.


Application Procedure


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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, or on maternity or family leave. We have a number of staff network groups which provide peer support, education and safe spaces for all.

Our commitment to:
Guaranteed Interview Schemes

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.

Our commitment to:

Oxfordshire County Council are 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.

Our commitment to:
Flexible Working

We are open to discussions about flexible working, which can include flexi-time, part time working, job sharing, nine-day fortnights and annualised hours, depending on the requirements of the role and the service.

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