Occupational Therapy Assistant

Wiltshire Council
ALW01882
Salisbury, Wiltshire
26 days annual leave (rising to 31 days after 5 years continuous service), local discounts and offer
25/09/2023

LIVE·WORK·SUPPORT

You will be integral to our friendly team of Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Social Workers, Social Care Practitioners, Advanced Practitioners, Managers and Apprentices.

About the role

You will make recommendations for the provision of major adaptations, including referrals for Disabled Facilities Grants, making links between Adult Social Care, Housing and Housing Associations.

You will also work with people in their own homes and focus on the relationships between the activities they want and need to do every day. You will help them to address the challenges they face and create effective solutions to promote independence, health, and wellbeing, as well as providing professional advice and guidance to customers of all tenures about the suitability of their home and supporting them to make decisions that will best meet their needs.

Challenges faced may include environmental barriers such as the person no longer being able to access their home safely and effectively.  A key focus of the role is to help the individual to overcome these barriers by using creative ways to adapt the environment, the occupation, or the way the person engages in their chosen occupations.

You will ensure that our customers’ homes meet their needs and maintain their independence, considering the use of aids/equipment or adaptations, or alternatively support to move home, and make recommendations for the provision of major adaptations, including referrals for Disabled Facilities Grants, making links between Adult Social Care, Housing and Housing Associations.

About You

You must be patient, compassionate and empathic, with the ability to relate to people of all ages and backgrounds. You will be passionate about helping people, with the ability to be caring and encouraging in your approach.

You will show initiative and have excellent organisational and time management skills, as well as the ability to work effectively in a team and independently. Tact, sensitivity, and an inert ability to focus on an individual’s strengths and needs is also essential.

Interview date to be confirmed on shortlisting.

Interviews can be held both virtually on Microsoft Teams and in person, if your interview is virtual, candidates will be sent a link before the interview to download the Teams App. All current public health advice is followed for candidate and employee safety.

Find out more and apply

For specific information about this job, please contact Advanced Practitioner Occupational Therapist, Beki Dellow. Email: beki.dellow@wiltshire.gov.uk. Telephone: 01722 432413.

Please download and read the role description and person specification carefully before you apply (see below), as well as Our Identity.

You can then make your application online by clicking the apply button at the bottom of this web page. If you are submitting a CV please ensure you read our CV and cover letter criteria carefully to avoid your CV being rejected.

We are firmly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to the principles of inclusion and diversity in both employment and the delivery of services. Read our statement of commitment to equality and inclusion.

The council is a Disability Confident Employer which means we are committed to employing people with disabilities and supporting them throughout their employment with us.

This role is subject to certain successful security checks; please see role description for more information.

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