We are looking for a registered Occupational Therapist to join us on a permanent part time contract, 18.12 hours per week. These hours can be worked either as 2.5 days per week or 2 days one week and 3 the next.
Initially, there may also be further hours available for the next 12 months, providing maternity cover, should this be of interest to you. These hours are being advertised separately on MyJobScotland ABS38136 should you also wish to apply.
The busy Peripatetic Occupational Therapist role in the Housing Service is part of a team of six part time Occupational Therapists: four covering set geographical areas and two Peripatetic OTs, undertaking a reactive role covering the whole of Aberdeenshire dependant on the demands of the case load.
All our Housing Occupational Therapists are currently working from home as their base as well as undertaking face-to-face client contact. We meet and communicate regularly using MS Teams. The council has a ‘hybrid’ approach to working that favours home working over working from an office location, but you may attend some face-to-face meetings/training in offices.
We are a small, experienced team of professionals who will take great care in integrating a new member into our numbers. We know that you may be wanting to move into the exciting role of ‘Housing OT’ for the first time or even are considering a return to practice. You will find the team to be friendly and approachable and dedicated to making sure you have all the support you need to thrive in your new job. We have a full induction package to help you settle in and our processes are all well documented and structured.
You will assess, advise, and provide a range of OT services aimed at maximising opportunities for personal independence within council housing and the wider community. You will undertake Housing Needs Assessments, Pre-Allocation Assessments, advise on new build projects and undertake Assessments for potential adaptations to ensure that the particular needs of council tenants are fully considered when housing is allocated and upgraded. An awareness of building design and structure with the ability to read architectural plans/drawings would be advantageous.
For further information about this exciting opportunity please read the full Job Profile and look at the further, less formal document called, ‘What is the job like day to day’?
There is a responsibility for the post holder to demonstrate a commitment to quality service delivery through continuous improvement for the benefit of the Service, tenants, and the organisation.
This post is regulated work with Children and/or Protected Adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check. Where an individual has spent a continuous period of 3 months or more out with the UK in the last 5 years, an Overseas Criminal Record Check will be required. You will be required to provide this check. A confirmed offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.
A full current Driving Licence is required.
This post has a minimum requirement of one reference which must be your current or most recent employer.
Informal enquiries: please email [email protected] and a member of the Housing OT Team will call you back for a chat just as soon as they can OR call Gary Lock, Housing Occupational Therapist Line Manager – 01467 534260.
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