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Pitlochry Community Hospital, Ferry Road, Pitlochry, PH16 5FG
£17,931 - £19,871 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Part Time
24 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

Occupational Therapy Assistant PKC09061
£17,931 - £19,871 (24 hours/week) Fixed Term (for up to 12 Months) 
Pitlochry Community Hospital and Pullar House, Perth

A vacancy has arisen within the integrated Perth and Kinross Occupational Therapy Service for an enthusiastic Occupational Therapy Assistant with experience of working with vulnerable people in the community.  It is a part-time fixed term role based at Pitlochry Community Hospital and covering North West Perthshire areas.

You will assist in the provision of an Occupational Therapy Service to older people and people with a disability living in the community. You will carry out assessments and implement the appropriate interventions to enable individuals to achieve maximum independence. You will undertake the assessment and provision of specialised adaptations and items of equipment and to give instruction in their safe use.

Please find below some of your expected duties and job activities.

To carry out a full holistic assessment of service users within their own home.

To identify provision of specialist equipment and minor adaptations as required and make recommendations for appropriate interventions to promote independence and minimise effect of disability.

To maintain responsibility for a caseload and seek guidance from supervising Occupational Therapist/Team Leader as appropriate.

To communicate observations, recommendations and outcomes of assessments to a designated Occupational Therapist and other professionals involved in a case as appropriate.

To share knowledge and expertise with others

To maintain clear and accurate records of casework, manually and/or through the use of information technology.

To provide reports and statistical returns as requested.

Maintain budgetary records using appropriate administrative procedures as required.

Participate in team meetings, personal development and supervision. Contribute to the development of the service by attending working groups and other forums as deemed appropriate.

To develop and maintain a sound, working knowledge of social and health care service, welfare benefits and eligibility criteria.

To maintain an awareness of responsibilities as defined by Health and Safety Legislation and ensure an efficient and safe working environment.

Assist Occupational Therapists as required.

The Individual

As an Occupational Therapy Assistant within the team you will be required to work with people of all ages who require specialist OT assessment and intervention.  You will be expected to undertake comprehensive assessments and to arrange the provision of equipment, adaptations and community supports to assist individuals to achieve their optimum level of independence in the community.

You will have strong assessment skills and a proven ability to work collaboratively with service users and carers.   You will be able to demonstrate experience of multi-disciplinary working and be committed to working closely with colleagues from other disciplines.

You must be able to work effectively within a team and demonstrate a commitment to improving service provision.  You will have good organisational skills and be able to manage a busy caseload.  Excellent verbal and written skills are essential.   

We can offer you a wide range of opportunities for your continuous professional development. We provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work/life balance.

For further information about the post, please contact Sue Fairgrieve, Occupational Therapy Senior Practitioner on 07341 077667 or Carol Cowan, Occupational Therapy Senior Practitioner on 07341 077657.

When completing your application for this post, please ensure that you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer.

Please APPLY ONLINE.  Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross.  If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.

A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender. 

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