South Lanarkshire Council is an ambitious, high performing organisation with a clear vision and programme of action which is designed to improve the lives and prospects of everyone in South Lanarkshire.
The aim of Social Work Resources is to promote social welfare and provide effective care and support to meet the needs of vulnerable people in South Lanarkshire.
In partnership with community planning partners, voluntary and independent provider organisations, we offer a range of services designed to enable, support, improve and protect the health and social care of people using our services.
We have an exciting opportunity for a hard working and enthusiastic professional to join our Occupational Therapy (Physical Disability and Sensory Impairment) team.
In this role, you will be working with people experiencing disability which affects their daily living activities and you will provide an assessment service to determine any needs, having visited individuals in either their home or other community setting as required.
In order to be successful in this role, you will have the ability to gather, select and analyse information to support your assessment decisions and you will be able to identify the underlying cause of any functional difficulty.
This will require you to provide equipment and/or adaptations as a direct solution to the need or refer onto other statutory or voluntary services.
You should have the ability to work autonomously and to tight timescales and be able demonstrate responsibility for your own learning needs.
You should have an HNC in Occupational Therapy Support or be willing to work towards gaining this qualification.
Supervision and peer support will be provided regularly
Foreign Police Check
Candidates should be able to detail any gaps in employment and provide a foreign police check where applicable for any periods living or working abroad.
This post is excepted in terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 2003.
Regulated Work with Protected Adults
This post is considered Regulated Work with Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with protected adults.
Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to a formal offer of employment being made by South Lanarkshire Council.
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As an employee of South Lanarkshire Council you would also receive a wide range of benefits including:
Please apply online.
All correspondence will be via your email address registered with myjobscotland.
Equal Opportunities and Armed Forces Community Covenant
South Lanarkshire Council is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourages applications from all members of the community. As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum behaviour requirements for the position.
South Lanarkshire Council is committed to providing support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families which is set out in the Armed Forces Community Covenant. Veterans are guaranteed an interview who meet the minimum requirements for the position.
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