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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/04/2020.

Senior Occupational Therapist - Adult Social Care

Job Reference: L39-DAC0056

£35,934 to £38,813

Reading is a large and very diverse town with great transport links (Rail and Bus), shopping and places to eat! We have great transport links with easy access to the M4 and M3 and easy access by train to London, Bristol, Birmingham and beyond.

We are a local authority working for the community. We are improving the lives of our residents…

A unique opportunityhasarisen for a motivated and talented Occupational Therapist here in Reading. Whether you are at the start of your OT career or have many years of great experience. We have the job for you!

About the role

You will manage a complex caseload of individuals requiring functional assessments and identify necessary interventions which may include, moving and handling, postural support and adaptations, to make a real difference to our service users.

You will also supervise and support qualified and non-qualified staff and students.

As this is a senior role, you will be expected to have excellent skills in developing and supporting staff and supervisory experience.

We have roles in our friendly and busy Wellbeing Hub and Locality Team.

The Advice and Wellbeing Hub supports individuals who are new to Social Services to continue to meet the outcomes that are important to them, using innovative approaches.

The Locality Team is highly skilledat working with people with long term conditions and complex needs. Both teams support individuals to remain in their own homes and maximise their independence using a strengths-based approach working with the individual to find solutions. You will use equipment, adaptations, new techniques and OT interventions to support the individual.


You will have access to our Learning and Development programme and be supported in your career and personal growth with opportunities to learn and develop new clinical skills, helping you to build your Continuing Professional Development portfolio, extending your skills and supporting you to grow as a therapist.

As a Senior Occupational Therapist you will have access to Reading Borough Councils leadership training and extensive inhouse and bespoken OT training.

OTs have had opportunity this year to undertake a variety of training including AMPS, Positive Behavioural Support, EDGE Complex Moving and Handling and specialist adaptation training.

You will be based at The Avenue Centre, Conwy Close, Reading, RG30 4BZ –Parking available plus multiple bus routes direct from the Town Centre!

You will work within the legal framework provided by the statute, guidance, policies and procedures.

You will need to have:

  • A degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy.
  • HCPC registration.
  • Extensive experience in either an adult social care or a health setting

We offer excellent support, supervision and induction with support from a Lead Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Managers

What CQC said about Reading...

‘A recent review by the Care Quality Commission recognized the good practice in the team here at Reading Borough Council.


Older people had a positive experience of health and social care services. People were treated with dignity, as individuals, and they found that services were provided in a timely and consistent way.’


How we will support you:

* Comprehensive induction, supervision and training provided.

* People Handling and Risk Assessment Key Trainer's Certificate.

* Flexible working hours/opportunity to work from home (Once completed probation)

* Holiday pay up to 32 days, plus bank holidays (dependent on service)

* Local government pension scheme.

* Clear pathways and opportunities to progress your career.

* A culture of continuous learning.

* Working from home opportunities available

* We pay for your DBS application

* Discounts available on various products and services

* Employee Assistant Programme

We welcome you to give us a ring or to visit us before applying…

Please contact Carole Lee, Lead Occupational Therapist on 0118 937 4712, Pippa Durant OT Assistant Team Manager on 0118 937 Sam Midwinter OT Assistant Team 937 3334


If you would like to see what RBC OTs get up to check out twitter account @caroleL91409224

With the ongoing situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19), if you are invited for an interview, we will be taking sensible precautions to reduce any risk of infection. The interview arrangements will be discussed with you beforehand.

Applications will be reviewed on receipt!

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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