Occupational Therapist - Disabled Children’s and Young People’s OT Service (0-25)
We require a full time Occupational Therapist in our Disabled Children’s and Young People’s OT Service (0-25). The post will be covering the South - West Kent -Maidstone, Tonbridge & Malling, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks areas.
You must be a qualified Occupational Therapist registered with the HCPC.
You must have:
- A full knowledge of legislation and policies of the provision of services to disabled children/ young people and their carers.
- A good working knowledge of Disabled Facilities Grant legislation.
- Competent clinical assessment and reasoning skills, effective written and verbal communication.
- The ability to plan, organise and evaluate your workload; be self-motivated, work well in a team and with other professionals and outside agencies.
You will receive day to day support, supervision, and training. Please refer to job description for full requirements of the post.
The Occupational Therapy Teams are co located with Social Workers. We work collaboratively with internal and external agencies to facilitate care packages, equipment provision and adaptations to the home environment. We support our social work colleagues in the safeguarding process and assist our fostering colleagues to ensure safe and suitable placements for disabled children and young people.
This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring service. A relevant professional qualification in Occupational Therapy as well as up-to-date registration with the Health and Care Professions Council is also required.
This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements.
The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification for an experienced OT practitioner with knowledge of working with Children and Young people in the social care sector.
For more information about the role, please contact: Gill Crouch, OT team manager on 03000 411920 or by email Gill.Crouch@kent.gov.uk
About the Company
KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county's working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.
Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.