View Vacancy -- Community Occupational Therapist

Social Care - Adults
Community and Children's Services
Adult Short-Term Intervention
Grade 11
Permanent Full Time

We have an exciting opportunity for Occupational Therapists to join our teams in Rhondda Cynon Taff. The teams are based in Ty Elai, near Tonypandy, and cover the whole of RCT utilising agile working, We have vacancies in;-

  • The Reablement Team – in this team you will be working with individuals to support them through a programme of intervention aimed at helping them regain their confidence and independence and enable them to reach their full potential
  • The Adaptations and Community Equipment Team (ACE). – in this team you will be working with individuals to ensure that they are supported at home, via adaptations and the provision of equipment, to be able to meet their personal outcomes and live in their homes as independently and safely as possible.

These are permanent positions, but we also have temporary vacancies in each team covering periods of maternity leave.

Both teams are part of a new and transformative model of care and support, called Stay Well@home, funded by the Welsh Government Transformation Grant, and which will respond to requests for support from Community Professionals outside of traditional office hours, to enable individuals to stay at home and not have to go to hospital. This will involve Moving and Handling assessments and advice and the provision of equipment. As an Occupational Therapist in these teams you will be required to take part in a rota to cover the service 8:30am – 8pm, 365 days per year.

You will be joining an established and experienced team of Senior Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapists. Applications are welcome from both experienced and newly qualified Occupational Therapists.

The successful candidates will be expected to be a proactive team players who can recognise and draw on the wealth of experience available to them within Short Term Services. We are looking for Occupational Therapists who have the enthusiasm to play an active role in delivering a high quality service to individuals in our community. A sound value base, excellent communication skills and a person-centred approach are essential.

You will need to be OT qualified and registered with the HCPC. Regular supervision will be provided by a Senior Occupational Therapist and training and development opportunities will be available during the period of employment. RCT have a commitment to reimburse professional registration fees

If you are interested in learning more about this post please contact, for Reablement - David Williams - Clinical Lead on (01443) 444650, Su Lambert - Support @Home Manager on (01443) 425462 or for ACE Heather Thomas – Team Manager (01443) 425767.

The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

In view of the large number of Application Forms which are currently being submitted individual applications are not acknowledged. Consequently if you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application is unsuccessful on this occasion. In which case you are thanked for the interest you have shown in applying for a position within the Council.

Ty Elai
Dinas Isaf East
CF40 1NY
29 November 2019
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