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Bank Occupational Therapist
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Salary Details: RBK Grade H (£17.38 - £19.76)
Job Term: Casual
Hours: 0 - Zero Hours
Location: Kingston

About the role
We provide a person centred and responsive service with a focus on prevention, empowering users and their carers, maximising independence and quality of life. You will work with a varied case load of adults with disabilities.

The main responsibilities of the post will be:
  • To manage a caseload including those with complex needs and those who may be at high risk
  • To carry out assessments of individuals, including, functional assessments, moving and handling assessments and housing assessments
  • To identify and plan for short and long term needs
  • To prescribe appropriate equipment
  • To recommend major adaptations to maintain people in their own homes. 
About you
The post holder will have a major contribution to make to the delivery of the vision for Kingston as set out in it’s “Kingston plan” by being an innovative practitioner who engages with users in the design of high quality services. You will work with internal and external partners to promote positive outcomes for the individuals on your case load in a friendly and supportive team of Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy support coordinators. We are working towards integrated ways of working with our social work colleagues and our colleagues in health.

In order to carry out these responsibilities the successful candidate will need to demonstrate the following skills:
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Good assessment and case management skills.• Sound clinical practice standards
  • Recognises financial pressures and the need to provide value for money
  • Sound knowledge of relevant legislation and social care initiatives and priorities
  • Display a commitment to own and team’s personal development and learning
You will need to hold a Diploma or Degree in OT, have current registration with the HCPC. Ideally, you will also have social services experience, although this is not essential. 

Benefits we offer

Kingston Council has good access to central London and our offices are a short walk from the station based in the middle of the historic and vibrant high street next to the open spaces of the river Thames, offering a wide range of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities; all making for a desirable place to live and work.

For an informal discussion, contact Kate Harmon – OT Team Leader on 0208 547 6626. 



To apply please complete our online application form, making sure you provide a supporting statement outlining what skills, experience and abilities you can bring. Please ensure you refer to Role Profile.doc the when completing your supporting statement.

(COVID-19) - information for job applicants

Given the ongoing situation, we have not set a closing date for this job vacancy. We are unable to currently advise when interviews will be arranged. We feel that this is the correct and responsible decision to make in these exceptional circumstances in view of:

· increased demand on the time of the council staff in response to the pandemic

· the need to support more vigilant public health measures.

We appreciate that applicants will want further information. However, as this is an unprecedented situation, arrangements for undertaking these interviews will require careful consideration.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

The Royal Borough of Kingston is Disability Confident Committed. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role and ensure that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.  We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under represented within the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.

The Royal Borough of Kingston is now an accredited London Living Wage Employer. The real Living Wage is higher than the government’s minimum, or National Living Wage, and is an independently calculated hourly rate of pay that is based on the actual cost of living. Our Living Wage commitment means that everyone working at the Royal Borough of Kingston, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors and suppliers receive the London Living Wage. 

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