Occupational Therapist - Bon Accord Care

Job Description Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of...

Job Description

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we're looking for. If you are new to the caring profession you should check to see if it is the career for you by going to http://www.aquestionofcare.org.uk and trying their interactive video challenge.

Location: Various locations throughout Aberdeen

Duration: Permanent, Full or Part Time hours available


Bon Accord Care are currently recruiting for Occupational Therapists. Aberdeen is Scotland’s third biggest city but even with our size and urban life, we’re surrounded by some of the most stunning scenery in the country as well as offering a vibrant city scene.

As an Occupational Therapist working in the community, you will carry out assessments for people who are having difficulty with everyday activities and deliver therapeutic interventions, including the provision of equipment and adaptations, to enable them to live safely and independently in their homes. We focus on early intervention/self-management approaches and work with service users and carers in their communities to improve their health and well-being and enable them to live the life they want.

Our Occupational Therapists are based within GP practices/clinics and work collaboratively with our local health and social care partnership, housing services and the voluntary sector. You will be part of a friendly team with excellent peer support and leadership from our senior occupational therapy staff. We have a robust culture of supervision and mentoring, and you will have good access to learning opportunities to support practice development.

We welcome applications from registered OTs who are looking for a new and exciting opportunity, along with those who are about to qualify and those who are considering a return to practice.

Newly qualified occupational therapists are offered a structured programme of learning and development, supported by senior staff, and their tasks and duties will be protected for a period of 12 months. We can arrange interviews immediately with a provisional offer made subject to registration with HCPC. For those made a provisional offer there is the opportunity to work as an occupational therapy assistant on our support pool prior to obtaining registration.

Return to practice occupational therapists can be supported to regain their registration with HCPC and we welcome further discussion on how we can facilitate this. We can also provide you with the opportunity to speak to therapists who have recently achieved their re-registration with us.

We also welcome discussion or applications from occupational therapists working in other areas who would like to gain experience working in the community.

You will be provided with IT equipment to promote flexible working and other benefits on offer are:

• Full and part time hours

• 28 Days holiday per year and 7 public holidays

• Access to the local government pension scheme

• Learning, development, and career opportunities

• Relocation allowance subject to eligibility criteria

To find out more about this job please contact Pam Dormer OT Lead pdormer@bonaccordcare.org or 07824599340


The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

A Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy

Registered with the HCPC

PDA in supervision or willingness to work towards as role required

PVG registration

A full current UK driving licence and use of a vehicle for work purposes



The post holder is expected to demonstrate:

The ability to promote dignity, respect, choice, independent living and work in an anti-discriminatory way

The ability to assess, plan and review and maintain and develop clear and accurate records including risk assessments and support plans

The ability to communicate effectively and work in partnership with service users, staff, carers, families and internal/external professionals to achieve improved outcomes for service users

An ability to work as part of a team, providing supervision, guidance and support to team members

The ability to work autonomously and be accountable, while at the same time recognising when matters need to be referred to a more senior manager

The ability to work accurately with detailed information

The ability to manage priorities and meet deadlines

A flexible and creative approach in order to manage resources effectively

The ability to effectively use a range of IT packages including the use of Microsoft Office

The ability to challenge and improve practice

The ability to promote the safe moving and handling of both people and objects


The Individual

Please see Job Profile for further details.


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