Are you an Experienced Occupational Therapy Assistant or looking to develop your existing skill set and in new role?
Are you committed to supporting people to 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.
For an informal chat about the job please contact Gerrard Martin on 07825387359 or email email@example.com
About the role
You will work in our small, friendly, and supportive Housing Major Adaptations team providing creative solutions to enable residents with a wide spectrum of needs to continue to live safely and independently with a good quality of life for as long as possible.
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 all departments such as social care, so that we can better meet the needs of our clients. The provision of major adaptations is central to the delivery of our goals, and we work alongside a team of technicians and caseworkers who help support and inform the work we do.
It is an exciting time to join us as we look to continue to improve our service offer to our residents. Currently, we are working to develop 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.
You will be expected to manage a diverse caseload and under the regular supervision of a qualified Occupational Therapist:
This will involve:
- Developing clear, concise, and cost-effective recommendations for major adaptations and presenting these plans to clients and the major adaptations panel
- carrying out assessments of clients’ needs including, functional, basic moving and handling assessments
- Where appropriate you be required to assess for & prescribe basic equipment to compliment the major adaptation work
- providing information and advice to empower clients to manage any health conditions/disabilities
- preparing reports
- contributing to specific project work and improvements to the service. (as required).
- ideally have significant experience of major adaptations work and or aids and equipment provision in the community or be able to demonstrate good working general knowledge of this work
- have some experience of working in community-based settings with a broad range of functional needs
- have some experience of working with clients who present with some 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 excellent time management skills.
We can also offer you a range of benefits including:
- a comprehensive induction programme
- 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
Please read our Apply for a job at the council (brighton-hove.gov.uk) pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and upload a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Supporting statement guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: 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.
We are a workplace that supports flexibility and employee wellbeing in the way we work whilst providing the best service for our customers. Team and service working arrangements are designed to support both employee work life balance and team collaboration. These would be part of your individual working arrangements alongside any personal preference agreed with your manager in advance of joining.
Working arrangements are subject to Government guidance at the time. Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team and travel to and from your contractual location would be at your own expense.
For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
Encouraging a diverse workforce
Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.