Occupational Therapy Assistant
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Adult Services, Coventry City Council
There are multiple vacancies - 37 hours per week
Are you passionate about care and seeking a new challenge? Do you have previous experience within a care, mental or physical health setting? Are you looking to develop new skills in an Occupational Therapy setting?
Coventry City Council are looking for several enthusiastic, organised and reliable individuals to work within our Occupational Therapy team. You will deliver a robust assessment and treatment service to our customers, covering physical, learning, and mental health disabilities. You will work within a highly motivated OT team with ample opportunity to develop your professional range of skills.
You will provide a variety of interventions to customers in the community, the aim of which is to enable the customer to live safely and independently in their chosen community. These interventions can be in person or over the telephone.
Your skills will include:
- Effective communication – in person, written and over the telephone
- Conducting assessments in the customer’s home to identify their strengths and how they can use these strengths to improve / maintain safety and independence in their chose home environment
- Providing instruction to clients and their carers to enable them to achieve maximum functional independence.
- Working both independently and as part of a team
- Organising an allocated workload, planning and prioritising work to achieve objectives and meet deadlines
- Developing effective working relationships with customers, colleagues and other agencies
- Maintaining accurate case records on the computer database
Apply now and if you then wish to find out further information you can book on to our open event at the Job Shop on Tuesday 3rd September between 10.00am - 12.00, please telephone 02476978061.
Alternatively for an informal discussion around our requirements contact Michiko Clark on 02476972819.
Working Hours: 37 hours per week
In return, we can offer you an excellent pension scheme, 'MyCar' scheme, flexible working, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.
Coventry City Council is committed to delivering the best possible services and improving the quality of life for Coventry people. In order to do this effectively we aim to have a workforce that represents the diverse communities we serve, embracing and utilising the broad range of skills, experiences and perspectives this brings.
We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for all. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition.
This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers.
Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.
This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.
When recruiting, we review candidates against our Behaviour Framework . To find out more information about the Behaviour Framework please click here.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Need help with your application?
If you would like support in completing your application, then help is available at the Job Shop.
Coventry City Council’s Job Shop is a free service for all Coventry residents. Come in and see one of our dedicated advisers and receive 1 to 1 support.
We are open Monday-Friday 9.15-4.30pm (Thursday 10.30)
Address: 1 Bull Yard, Coventry, CV1 1LH
Phone: 024 7678 5740
Website: http://www.coventry.gov.uk/jobshopSupporting documents
Job Description and Person Specification .pdf