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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Salary details: C1 - £21,589 to £23,836 (pro rata)

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Employer: Leeds City Council

Adults & Health

Team Social Work & Social Care Services

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Contract Type: Permanent Appointment

Hours per Week: 18.5

Closing date: 23 August 2019 11:30 PM

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ADULT SOCIAL CARE

Independent Medical Assessment Team

Occupational Therapy Assistant 18.5hrs (Monday to Wednesday) 

The national Blue Badge Disabled Parking Scheme enables disabled people with severe mobility problems to access goods and services by allowing them to park close to their destination. 

In Leeds, Adult Social Care has a dedicated Independent Mobility Assessment Team to ensure that blue badges are issued fairly and consistently. People who are not automatically entitled to a blue badge will have an individual, independent mobility assessment to determine their eligibility. 

The purpose built assessment clinic is staffed by Occupational Therapists and support staff and is managed by the Disability Team Manager. The clinic is based at Assisted Living Leeds with a satellite clinic at Holt Park Active. 

We currently have 1 job share vacancy: 

Occupational Therapist Therapy Assistant — an exciting opportunity has arisen to join our established team. Strong communication and assessment skills will be a key requirement for this post in addition to knowledge of services available to our customers. Team members have regular supervision and support and a full training programme is available for all new staff in this interesting area of work. 

For further information please contact 

Ruth Eckersley, Disability Team Manager (0113) 3783267 & Alison Griffiths, Disability Services Manager.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We promote diversity and want a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds. Leeds City Council is a Stonewall Top 100 employer, a Mindful employer and a Disability Confident employer.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check against the Adults’ barred list will be carried out on preferred candidates.

All new Leeds City Council appointments are made subject to the satisfactory completion of a six month probationary period.