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Occupational Therapist

Job Introduction

Are you passionate about promoting independence and working as part of a team?

Home 1st Reablement provides short term support to adults who have been discharged from hospital or are recovering from a period of ill health. The team are based at Bletchley Community Hospital and sit alongside health colleagues such as Nurses and Physiotherapists. We work with people for up to 6 weeks to encourage them to regain skills in areas such as washing and dressing, mobility and preparing meals.

If you have a passion for helping others and enjoy a fast paced and supportive environment then this may be the role for you.

Main Responsibility

  • To lead in the assessment and co-ordination of cases involving risk and complexity, ensuring all records are maintained in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Co-ordinate and lead professional meetings as required.
  • Work with reablement staff to ensure individuals are supported appropriately and they are confident in the use of equipment and reablement techniques, including single handed support.
  • Develop and deliver training sessions for the team as necessary.
  • Work with colleagues in health to ensure continuity of care.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Will have a degree or equivalent qualification in Occupational Therapy.
  • Will be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Will have at least 2 years experience post qualification.
  • Will drive and have access to a vehicle (or driver).

Package Description

​We are really proud of the benefits we are able to offer our staff here at Milton Keynes Council, including:-

  • Local Government Pension Scheme, considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates of 18.8%
  • 27 days annual leave per year in addition to statutory and public holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Our Professional Development Centre provides access to courses such as in-house management development programmes endorsed by the Institute of Leadership, Apprenticeship Programmes (junior and senior), coaching and mentoring and access to our Smarter Learning portal
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Health Cashplan
  • MK Advantage benefits package – a range of savings on a wide range of retail, leisure and entertainment products and services such as Pizza Express, M&S, B&Q, John Lewis and Arriva Travel.
  • SmartGo – Aimed at encouraging low-carbon transport and healthy lifestyle with discounted travel e.g. Halfords, Arriva, Europcar, National Railcards and Stagecoach.
  • Homebuy Scheme (for eligible roles)
  • Smarter working which provides the opportunity to work from various locations including from home for a proportion of your role (subject to business needs)
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity entitlements
  • Childcare Subsidy

About the Company

Milton Keynes is a diverse, welcoming, and expanding place, built on smart ideas with even bigger plans for the future. We have world class attractions, beautiful open spaces, and a great standard of living.

Milton Keynes Council is one of the largest employers in the region, making a difference every day for local people. We’re responsible for all local government services in MK including education, housing, highways, and social services - around 240 services in all.

Our values are to be dedicated, respectful, and collaborative. If this sounds like you, join us for a stimulating and fulfilling career measured on results, and a rewarding work-life balance.


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