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Occupational Therapist

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Role Responsibility

At Kent County Council, Occupational Therapy is viewed as a critical service in enabling people to live their lives in the way that most matters to them.  This is an exciting time to be joining us, as our service is moving to co-locate with our in-house enablement services and short-term pathways teams.  This will give us the opportunity to work in a more co-ordinated, preventative, and creative way, to maximise independence.

We currently have opportunities for both newly qualified and experienced OTs within our community teams across Kent.  We offer an excellent induction and ongoing training package, to facilitate you to develop your expertise within moving and handling, enablement techniques, specialist equipment and major adaptations, thus ensuring that the people we support receive high quality, personalised interventions that genuinely improve lives.  You will receive regular individual supervision from a registered Occupational Therapy Lead and a tailored personal development plan to enable you to develop your career pathway within Kent and be the best that you can be.  Kent County Council is also recruiting an Occupational Therapy Practice Development Officer, who will work closely with the Occupational Therapy Managers to support excellent clinical practice, as well as develop a Preceptorship Programme and support the OT Apprenticeships.

Positions Available

KR9/KR10 both full and part time, fixed term and permanent posts covering:

  • West Kent North- Maidstone and Malling
  • West Kent South- Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells

Contract type and hours can be discussed at interview.

Kent County Council is committed to flexible and hybrid working opportunities and although we complete our assessments and interventions within a person’s own residence or short-term assessment bed setting, our Occupational Therapists work their non-clinical time between an office base and/or their home.   Kent County Council is also committed to ensuring that it is increasingly accessible to the public outside of traditional office hours and although Occupational Therapists are not working on a rota basis to deliver a service seven days per week, this may be required in the future.

This role is subject to holding a Full UK Driving Licence – The Council is committed to making reasonable adjustments so whilst this job requires the jobholder to drive your application will still be considered if you are unable to drive due to a disability.

We are committed to service user and carer involvement and seek to involve service users and carers in our recruitment processes.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring service and registration as a qualified Occupational Therapist with the Health and Care Professions Council.

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.

Contact Details

For more information about the role, please contact:

Helen Crampton- Interim Operational Manager for Occupational Therapy Services in North and West Kent on 03000 410205 or by email at

Faye Condon - Interim Operational Manager for Occupational Therapy for East Kent on 03000 410722 or by email at 

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.

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