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Experienced Occupational Therapist

  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/59424/13140
  • Published: Wed 31/03/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 11/04/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hrs
  • Salary: £32,910 - £35,745
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN1 1JE

Job introduction

Are you an Occupational Therapist?

Are you committed to supporting adults and children  maintain their independence at home?

Are you looking for an opportunity to further develop your knowledge and skills?

If so we would like to hear from you.

CLOSING DATE: 11 April 2021

INTERVIEW DATE: 13 April 2021

About us

You will work in our small, friendly and supportive Independent Living team providing creative solutions to enable residents with a wide spectrum of need to continue to live safely and independently with a good quality of life for as long as possible.

The Independent Living Team is an integrate team of adults and children OT's, providing the opportunity to work with a variety of individuals of varying ages. It is a team is a supportive environment where you can further develop skills or learn new skills.

Our ethos here in Brighton & Hove is to put our clients at the centre of everything we do and we actively encourage staff within the team to work together with other colleagues across the wider Adult Social Care service so that we can better meet the needs of our clients. The provision of equipment and adaptations are central to the delivery of our goals and we work alongside a modern and efficient Integrated Equipment Service to achieve this.

It is an exciting time to join us as we look to continue to improve our integrated service offer to our residents. Currently, we are working to support new online systems which will provide more choice and options for our customers and we are particularly keen to develop our digital offer. You would have the opportunity to contribute to this work.

Fixed term for: 12 months as part of a pilot, with the possibility of the position becoming permanent.

For an informal discussion, please contact Olivia Bird - Operations Manager on 07717 480899

About the role

About you
You will be expected to manage a diverse caseload, including complex cases. This will involve:

  • carrying out assessments of clients’ needs including, functional, moving and handling and housing assessments
  • working with both adult and children
  • care planning
  • prescribing appropriate equipment and recommending minor and major adaptations to maintain people in their own homes
  • providing information and advice to empower clients to manage any health conditions/disabilities
  • preparing reports
  • supervising Occupational Therapy Assistants within the team
  • contributing to specific project work and improvements to the service.

You must:

  • be a qualified Occupational Therapist and hold current HCPC registration
  • have experience of working in community based settings with a broad range of functional needs
  • preferably have experience with both adults and children
  • have experience of working with clients with complex manual handling needs
  • be an excellent communicator both orally and in writing
  • be able to build effective working relationships with clients, colleagues and other professionals
  • have the ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • be able to organise and prioritise your workload
  • have good ICT and time management skills.

Working for us

What our staff say about working for us

We can also offer you a range of benefits including:

  • a  comprehensive induction program
  • a manageable caseload
  • the opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills
  • paid time off to undertake regular CPD days
  • regular supportive team meetings
  • one-to-one supervision meetings
  • bi-annual appraisal
  • a career average pension scheme
  • generous holiday of 25 days a year increasing to 27 days after 5 years service
  • paid mileage expenses plus
  • a range of other staff benefits

Then why not apply to join us.

Find out more about Living in Brighton & Hove on our website.

For an informal chat about the job please contact Olivia Bird on 07717 480899 or email  olivia.bird@brighton-hove.gov.uk 

***Important Information***
We highly recommend you read the ‘Maximise your Chances’ below before you apply for this job. It is important you are able to show how you meet the Person Specification when applying. Not following this guidance is likely to reduce your chances of success.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.”

Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.


  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/59424/13140
  • Published: Wed 31/03/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 11/04/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hrs
  • Salary: £32,910 - £35,745
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN1 1JE