Community Occupational Therapist

Kirklees, West Yorkshire
£31,346 - £36,922
30 Nov 2020
06 Dec 2020
Contract Type

Please note that due to Covid-19 the team are currently working from home and not office based.

This job is temporary for up to 12 months to cover additional workloads

You will work within a community setting as part of the Accessible Homes Team which provides an all age cross tenure assessment and adaptations service to identify more suitable housing accommodation for people with disabilities or particular health needs, in order to restore or enable independent living, privacy, confidence and dignity for individuals and their families.

Working alongside other OT’s, Community Care Officers, Medical Advisory Officers and Housing Surveyors, and collaboratively with other health / care professionals, you will assess the needs of individuals, either in their own homes or other residential / care settings, and seek information in order to inform clinical decision making with the aim of identifying appropriate adaptive solutions. 

We are seeking a qualified Occupational Therapist with HCPC registration and post -qualification experience of assessing people in their own homes with regard to equipment adaptations and knowledge of specialist disability equipment and the health and social care duties governing funding and provision

An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required for this job. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

Applications for part-time hours will also be considered.

For further information or for an informal chat please contact Lee Battye (Accessible Homes Team Leader) on 01484 225335

Closing date  

06 December 2020, 11:55 PM

This job is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

To apply for this job as a secondment you must be a substantive employee of the Council with over 6 months continuous service and have successfully completed your probation period.  

Applications for secondments will only be accepted if approved by your manager, you will be asked to confirm on your application form that you have the relevant permission.  

If you are refused permission to apply for a secondment please contact HR Recruitment to register the refusal.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Related information

OT job profile.pdf – 223KB