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Occupational Therapy Assistant

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

Role Responsibility

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Occupational Therapy Assistant in our East Kent Disabled Children’s Service. To be based at a KCC office within the East of the county covering Ashford, Canterbury, Swale, South Kent coast & Thanet areas.

The applicant must have minimum Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care or equivalent.  The Applicant must be competent in clinical assessment and reasoning skills; have effective written and verbal communication.

The applicant should be able to plan, organise and evaluate their own 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 Assistant role within the team is to triage new referrals identifying if there are any functional needs requiring the provision of core stock equipment.  This involves visiting children/ young people in their homes, education, or short break setting.

The Occupational Therapy Assistant will assist the Occupational Therapists within the team with moving and handling, housing needs assessments and monitoring of the duty mailbox to signpost queries to the relevant departments within the service.

This post is considered by Kent County Council 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.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Contact Details

Sarah Chapman 03000 418119

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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