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Moray Area, IV30 1BX
£37,379.55 - £41,074.15 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
36.25 hours per week
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This position has expired.

Job Description

POST TITLE:  Community Occupational Therapist


DEPARTMENT: Educ & Social Care                      

SECTION: Occupational Therapy  


LOCATION: Moray wide

Occupational Therapy Manager

GRADE: 9                              


To provide an Occupational Therapy service to people who have disabilities and their carers. 

Assessment for and provision of Occupational Therapy Service



Administrative Duties

Health & Safety


Assessment for and provision of OT Service

Carry out comprehensive assessments in conjunction with the client and/or their      advocate with regard to their physical, mental health, emotional and practical needs.

Arrange delivery and installation of appropriate equipment in client’s home.

Instruct client in use of equipment.

Arrange for appropriate alterations to be carried out in client’s home

Carry out visits with The Moray Council architects to plan adaptations to clients’ homes.

Contact The Moray Council Grants Dept regarding alterations to clients’ homes as necessary.

Instruct clients in alternative ways of coping with activities.


To support and provide formal or informal supervision to OT Assistants as delegated by Operational Support Manager.

Participate in the in-service training of OT Assistants in conjunction with Operational Support Manager.

Participate in OT student training programme.

Participate in learning opportunities wherever possible.

Participate in in-service training for other Moray Community Health and Social Care Partnership staff and other relevant bodies.

Involvement in the development of services to client groups, by assisting to identify gaps in services.

Attend regular supervision.

Attend group supervision and monthly OT meetings.


Support client and family through period of adjustment related to disability.

Advise client on re-housing.

Advise client on statutory and voluntary help available to them and arrange provision of some if client is unable to do so.

Advise colleagues within The Moray Council and the Health Services on aspects of disability and related client need.

Attend GP practice meetings on a regular basis.

Attend case conferences and other relevant meetings to make specific professional contributions.

Administrative Duties

Accept and process referrals.

Keep up to date case records in accordance with the Moray Council Policy.

Prepare reports on clients for a variety of purposes, including use by other professionals or agencies.

Record statistical information required for OT performance indicators.

Carry out any other necessary admin duties related to departmental guidelines and procedures and in conjunction with current legislation.

Health and Safety

take reasonable care for the health and safety of self, other staff and service users as defined by Council policy and other relevant documentation and training.

To co-operate with the Council ensuring that health and safety duties are complied with.

The above is intended to provide a clear but concise statement of the present MAJOR TASKS and ACTIVITIES of the job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all its detailed duties.

The Individual


The minimum acceptable levels for safe and effective job performance

The attributes of the ideal

(1)     Experience


Experience of work in health and social care settings


(2)     Education & qualifications*

HPC registration. Degree/diploma Occupational Therapy

Experience of fieldwork education or certificate at first level

(3)     Skills/abilities (general)


Effective communication skills both oral and written

Effective time management, assessment and organisational skills

Self confidence and self motivated

IT skills

(4)     Skills/abilities specific to post*


Clear understanding of OT process and assessment.

Knowledge of current legislation

You will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Moray to meet the operational requirements of the Service.  Due to the rural nature of Moray this isnormally undertaken by use of a car/van.

Interest in audit and research.

Previous experience of evidence based practice.

(5)     Inter-personal & social skills


A committed team player

Able to work under pressure in a calm and methodical manner.

Ability to work in partnership in a multi-professional way

Appreciation, acceptance and a commitment to the importance of confidentiality

Willingness to accept direction/delegation


(6)     Working environment & physical demands


Able to work flexibly including some evening and weekend work to meet the demands of the service.


Ability to reconcile demands/ wishes against needs and financial pressures


Ability to work in an open plan/shared  office


Ability to work in different offices dependent on service requirements