Occupational Therapist

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Job Details Grade: 9A Salary: £40,485.94 - £43,734.43 per annum Contract Duration: Permanent Hours: 35 hours Please note successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale unless they meet certain...

Job Details

Grade: 9A

Salary: £40,485.94 - £43,734.43 per annum

Contract Duration: Permanent

Hours: 35 hours

Please note successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale unless they meet certain criteria.

Role Purpose

We are looking for a permanent Occupational Therapist who is keen to work within an Adult Social Work and Practice Team which is made up of a Team Leader, Assistant Team Leader, Social Worker’s, Nurse’s, Paraprofessional’s, Occupational Therapist’s, an Occupational Therapy Assistant and Council Officer’s. We also have strong administrative support which positively contributes to the management of our workload.

The successful candidate will work in partnership with people who experience physical disability, mental illness, intellectual disability, and any other related diagnosis that may impact on their activities of daily living. As part of this role, you will be responsible for the case management of your allocated work and for contributing to the completion of Adult Support and Protection investigations, until full training has been completed where you will then act as a Council Officer.

In this role we have a strong team approach and believe firmly in partnership working with our citizens, their support network, and all partner agencies. You will have a varied caseload and may take part in a duty rota, where required.

The local authority is going through an exciting digital transformation, and they recognise the need to streamline our administrative duties to help create a more modern approach to recording and assessment. Therefore, all staff are provided with a smartphone, iPad and laptop to support this innovative approach to practice.

Scottish Borders Council strongly promote a flexible working approach with a balance between working from home and the office, which is based in Hawick. We also have access to Poolcars that are managed by our fleet management team. After a period of 6 months, we are also supportive of compressed hours being consider over a 4-day week, if this is something that you believe will support a better work-life-balance. The arrangements for this will be agreed between you and your line manager.

We are an organisation who cares about you and your development, we offer regular internal and external training opportunities to help enhance your skills and support the retention of our staff in the long-term. We offer regular individual and group supervision sessions to ensure you have the opportunity for regular discussion and reflection with your line manager and colleagues.


Diploma or Degree in Occupational Therapy

Registered with HCPC

A current driving licence and use of a vehicle is an essential requirement of this post. * If you have a disability which precludes you from holding a drivers licence, Scottish Borders Council will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability. Should it be possible to make such an adjustment in order that you can undertake the travel responsibilities of the post, this will be taken into account in consideration for this role.

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries may be made to Hayley McKenzie on 07729046643.

Scottish Borders Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010. In particular from candidates who assess themselves as having a disability, under the Disability Confident Employer scheme this guarantees an interview to those individuals who meet the essential criteria of the post. All appointments will be made on merit.