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Occupational Therapist - OCC613423

Job details


Salary range: £35,745 - £42,403 per annum
Work location: Our main office is based in Witney and we work throughout the West Oxfordshire patch. 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 - part-time hours will be considered  
Contract type: Permanent  
Vetting requirements: This role is subject to a Criminal Records check   


Closing date: Monday 29th July 2024
Interview date: To be confirmed


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 Oxfordshire Way.
•    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


Working alongside a high performing team you will lead your community with the ‘wellbeing principle’ at its heart.  As part of this, you will:


•    Support people in your community, feeding forward new ideas and ways of doing things to improve and maintain their independence.
•    Focus on successful outcomes for people over the age of 18 by carrying out strength-based approaches, care needs assessments and safeguarding enquiries.
•    Empower the people you work with by arranging advocacy to ensure their voice is heard.


About you


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 day’s 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


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.


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 Deborah White at

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 reassignment, 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:
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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