Occupational Therapist (FIF09432)

Fife Council

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Job Description

Interview Dates: Week commencing 05 February 2018

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the attached Job Pack. These explain the job role and the type of person we are looking for. The main terms and conditions of employment are also available via the above link.”

The Fife wide Health & Social Care Integrated Children & Young People’s Occupational Therapy service is a quality and outcomes driven service to improve the lives of children, young people and their families. The service is committed to quality improvement and performance management. There is a comprehensive Clinical Governance program and objectives which are reflective of local and national drivers.

The community post will be based in Central Fife, however there may be some requirement to do hours in other areas in Fife in response to service demand / need. The post involves working in a variety of community settings including; the child’s home, clinics, nurseries, schools and community centres.

Fife Council pays the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate to employees earning less than £8.51 per hour. If the hourly rate of pay for the post is less than the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate a supplement will be paid.


To apply you will need a Diploma /BSc/BSc hons/ recognised post graduate qualification in Occupational Therapy or equivalent post graduate experience in children & young people’s occupational therapy and excellent clinical skills and experience in a range of child health conditions to manage a varied and complex case load.

Before your offer of employment can be confirmed, you will be required to obtain Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Membership through Disclosure Scotland. 

The successful candidate will be required to be registered with HCPC.


The post holder will manage a generic caseload of children aged between 0-18 years, presenting with a variety of difficulties and conditions. A tiered level of service provision operates and the post holder will be involved in delivering universal, targeted and specialist interventions. The service is implementing digital health and social care systems to support and improve clinical delivery and outcomes.

The Individual

We are looking for a highly motivated and reflective practitioner, with excellent communication skills to be able to work in partnership with children and their families negotiating care plans. You will also work closely with other agencies to facilitate the co-ordination of care / educational support plans. 

You will be joining our supportive and innovative service. Reflective practice and advanced clinical reasoning are embedded within the service culture.

Flexible working arrangements exist to meet individual and service needs.

In Fife Council How We Work Matters and you will be responsible for being a role model by displaying and promoting behaviours that are expected of all Council employees:

Take ownership Focus on customers Work together Embrace technology & information Deliver results

For Further Information Please Contact: Neil Carnegie on 07794484570 or email neil.carnegie@fife.gov.uk

Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk

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