Occupational Therapist - Adult Wellbeing

East Lothian Council
£29,180 - £32,921 per year Pro Rata
09 Sep 2016
25 Sep 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Vacancy Information

It is East Lothian Council's policy that successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale.

Salary: £29180 - £32921 per annum pro rata (£15.99-£18.04 per hour)
Permanent part time position
17 hours 30 minutes per week
Mon, Tues (full days) and Wed (am only)
To start asap

An opportunity has arisen for a permanent Occupational Therapists within our Occupational Therapy Service within Adult Services, East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership.

The Occupational Therapy Service within East Lothian Council is committed to developing innovative ways to provide effective and efficient services to improve outcomes for those service users affected by disability or illness.

We are looking for an experienced Occupational Therapist to work in the longer term Occupational Therapy Assessment Team where you will be responsible for assessing the needs of individuals of all ages, including children living in the East Lothian Area. You should have knowledge of a wide range of medical conditions, manual handling techniques and major adaptations. You will be expected to work flexibly as part of a multidisciplinary team of Occupational Therapist's, Social Workers and Community Care Workers across the East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership, reporting to the team Senior Practitioner and Assistant Area Manager.

East Lothian Adult Wellbeing Services are also entering an exciting and challenging time with the implementation of Health and Social Care integration as well in the introduction of Self Directed Support. The successful candidate will have a robust approach to fulfilling social work and occupational therapy requirements within the legislative framework, whilst thinking creatively in their approach to supporting people and local communities to achieve their identified outcomes along with individual responsibility for a case load.

The successful applicant must be HCPC registered, hold a full current driving licence and have use of a vehicle.

Job Details

To provide a responsive and needs led Occupational Therapy service, ensuring appropriate services are provided to meet clients' needs in accordance with the Council's statutory obligations and department policies and procedures.

Please download the attached Job Outline/Person Specification at the bottom of the page for the exact duties and tasks required of the post.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Educated to Dip/BSc/MSc in Occupational Therapy.
Registration as an Occupational Therapist with the Health Professions Council.
A current driving licence and use of a vehicle are essential requirements of this post.

PVG Membership
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offerbeing made.

Additional Information

For additional East Lothian Council employment information please click on the following link: http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/downloads/download/1834/east_lothian_council_employment_information

If you have any difficulties creating an account on MyJobScotland or applying for this post please contact the MyJobScotland support team via this link https://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/contact-us.

If you require further information about this vacancy, please call 01620 827868, or email us on recruitment@eastlothian.gov.uk

See also:
Occupational Therapist (Generic) FINAL Grade 9.pdf