Occupational Therapist (First Contact)

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Job Description Based at Bruce House, Wellgate, Arbroath, travelling throughout the Angus area for work purposes (visits and meetings). It should be noted that given our agile working approach, an alternate Angus base may be...

Job Description

Based at Bruce House, Wellgate, Arbroath, travelling throughout the Angus area for work purposes (visits and meetings). It should be noted that given our agile working approach, an alternate Angus base may be considered.

This job is workstyle 4. You will have the opportunity to benefit from our flexible and agile working practices. This means you will work from a variety of locations, working from council buildings, working in service user’s locations and site visits and you can work from home to best suit your work, meetings and collaboration.

You will work 30 hours per week, however flexible working applications on a full time or part time basis may be considered.

Are you an Occupational Therapist who would like to explore a rewarding career experience in a community setting? An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, motivated and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join our team.

Working alongside a team of Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants, you will consider how the Occupational Therapy Service can assist individuals over and under 65, including children, living in the community who are affected by disability/illness. You will consider how people can be enabled to maximise their safety and independence and live the life they want, as well as helping to deliver safe and sustainable methods of care.

You will be a qualified Occupational Therapist with post qualifying experience, holding a current HCPC registration. You will work as part of a team, ensuring effective delivery of care and a seamless approach to practice. You will provide information, professional advice and recommendations to our internal and external customers and work within operational guidance and policies. You will also undertake the review of people with manual handling equipment and contribute to the assessment of people applying for a Blue Badge. You will work closely with colleagues ensuring referrals are screened in line with our service priorities.

Why you should make an application today to work within our service?

  1. We care about people in our services.
  2. We are offering a unique opportunity to join our team and make a significant impact on the lives of people in Angus affected by illness and disability supported by the AH & SCP.
  3. With our flexible and agile working practices, you will have the freedom to work from various locations, including council buildings throughout Angus and from the comfort of your own home. This flexibility allows you to tailor your work commitments to suit your needs, providing a level of autonomy rarely found in other roles.
  4. We provide and encourage varied opportunities for continuous personal development and tailor these to individuals.
  5. You will receive regular supervision and support as well as peer support from colleagues.
  6. You will have involvement with service development and improvements.
  7. We are committed to joint and integrated working with a range of professions and services.
  8. We are supportive of student education and placements.
  9. The position offers a competitive salary and all the benefits of working for a public sector organisation, including flexitime, opportunities to buy additional leave and entry to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

To find out more about the Angus Health and Social Care Partnership, please visit our website: https://www.angushscp.scot/

If you would like to discuss this role with the recruiting Occupational Therapy Team Manager, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Allison Taylor on TaylorAJ@angus.gov.uk or (01241) 465676.

Please note interviews will be held Wednesday, 24 April 2024.


You must have the ability to become a member of the PVG Scheme.

Please refer to job outline and person specification for further details and requirements for this job.

About Angus Council

In addition, please refer to the "applicant guidance" document when completing your application form and to the "welcome to Angus" document and our website https://www.angus.gov.uk/jobs_and_training/working_for_angus_council for more information about working for Angus Council.

The Individual

We are happy to discuss flexible working during the recruitment process for this position. This means we are open to a conversation about working patterns and the flexibility that is available for this role whilst managing the workload.

We offer a guaranteed job interview to the following people who meet the essential criteria on application for a job:

Those with disabilities, recognised caring responsibilities and care experienced young people. This also applies to our own employees with caring responsibilities, young people on apprenticeships and placements who meet the essential criteria for the job.

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