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Ref no:
ABS32195
Published:
30/6/2022
Closes:
14/7/2022
Location:
Fraserburgh Area, AB43 9LP
Salary:
£18,626 - £19,439 per year
Contract Type:
Permanent
Position Type:
Part Time
Hours:
18.12 hours per week
Work From Home:
Hybrid

This position has expired.

Job Description

The Housing Service has a team of 5 Occupational Therapists covering Aberdeenshire. This vacancy is in our busy North Area. All our Housing Occupational Therapists are currently working from home as their base. The council is reviewing how staff will work in the future, and is adopting a ‘hybrid’ approach, so it is unlikely that you will be expected to work from an office location full time but may need to attend some face-to-face meetings in offices as they start to reopen. We meet and communicate regularly using MS Teams.

We are a small, experienced team of professionals who will take great care in integrating a new member into our numbers. We know that you may be just starting out in your career as an Occupational Therapist or maybe wanting to move into the exciting role of ‘Housing OT’ for the first time. You will find the team to be friendly and approachable and dedicated to making sure you have all the support you need to thrive in your new job. We have a full induction package to help you settle in and our processes are all well documented and structured. We try to make the ‘deep end’ as shallow as possible!

You will assess, advise, and provide a range of Occupational Therapist services aimed at maximising opportunities for personal independence within council housing and the wider community. You will undertake:  Assessments for potential adaptations for bathroom, kitchen, heating and door/step upgrades, Housing Needs Assessments, Pre-Allocation Assessments and advise on new build projects, all to ensure that the particular needs of council tenants are fully considered when housing is allocated and upgraded. An awareness of building design and structure with the ability to read architectural plans/drawings would be advantageous

If you live out of area but are still able to work in north Aberdeenshire for example once a week to undertake assessments, then please still consider applying for the job. 

For further information about this exciting opportunity please read the full Job Profile and take a look at the further, less formal document called, ‘What is the job like day to day’?

There is a responsibility for the post holder to demonstrate a commitment to quality service delivery through continuous improvement for the benefit of the Service, tenants, and the organisation.

This post is regulated work with Children and/or Protected Adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check.  Where an individual has spent a continuous period of 3 months or more out with the UK in the last 5 years, an Overseas Criminal Record Check will be required. You will be required to provide this check. A confirmed offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.

A full current Driving Licence is required.

This is available on a secondment opportunity for internal applicants for 12 months as well as on a permanent basis for internal and external candidates.

 

 

Requirements

Informal enquiries: please email housingots@aberdeenshire.gov.uk and a member of the Housing OT Team will call you back for a chat just as soon as they can or contact Gary Lock on 01467 534260

This post has a minimum requirement of one reference which must be your current or most recent employer.

A Privacy Notice giving you information on the data we hold on you, what we do with that data, who we share your data with and your rights under GDPR is available here.  Alternatively we can send a copy if you ask us to by emailing askhr@aberdeenshire.gov.uk.