Specialist Occupational Therapist (Temporary)

Dumfries & Galloway Council
£31,797 - £34,200 per year
21 Aug 2017
04 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


Specialist Occupational Therapist (16/95M) (Temporary)
Castle Douglas (negotiable)
£31,797 - £34,200

We have a temporary full time vacancy for up to 1 year for a Specialist Occupational Therapist based with the Review Team covering the Stewartry and Wigtownshire localities of Dumfries and Galloway. The Review team has recently been expanded and now includes Occupational Therapists. Your primary responsibility will be to review care and support provision, to assess the needs of and risks to service users and to ensure the resources in place are meeting their agreed outcomes. Individuals may be living in their own homes; in supported accommodation and in residential placements. Reviews will be undertaken in conjunction with service users; their families; service providers and other members of the multi-disciplinary team in the community.

You will need knowledge and understanding of assistive technology and experience of working with people with a learning disability would be beneficial, as well as knowledge of community services for adults in the statutory, third and independent sectors. You will be expected to practice using protective legislation in particular the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act in addition to Community Care legislation. You should have excellent communication; assessment; analytical and co-ordination skills. In accordance with your role, you will need to prepare assessments of need and risk and be able to prepare outcome focused plans that flow from these. You will be committed to evidence based practice and will receive good support, regular supervision and opportunities for development.

This post may be suitable for secondment. Agreement from your line manager must be sought before applying for this post.

To discuss this Specialist Occupational Therapist post please contact
Fiona Wright. Service Manager - Occupational Therapy, Blue Badge Scheme & Sensory Support 030 33 33 3001 fiona.wright@dumgal.gov.uk or
Lynsey Lightfoot, Senior Occupational Therapist 030 33 33 3001 lynsey.lightfoot@dumgal.gov.uk or
Ruth Griffith, Senior Social Worker 030 33 33 3001 ruth.griffith@dumgal.gov.uk

See also:
Specialist Occupational Therapist JD.pdf
Specialist Occupational Therapist PS.pdf