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Assessment Support Coordinator (Occupational Therapy)

Salary details: £20493 - £25991

Dorset Council
East Dorset
Occupational group
Health and Social Care - Adults
Salary details
£20,493-£25,991 (pro-rata)
Job term
Part Time
Appointment type
June Heayes
Contact email
Contact telephone
01202 868296
Closing Date
12 December 2021 11:00 PM
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Assessment Support Coordinator (Occupational Therapy)


32 Hours per week

Grade 7 - 8


A rare opportunity has arisen for an Assessment Support Coordinator to work for the Occupational Therapy Team within the East Dorset Locality Team.

You will be working alongside Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, and health colleagues to support people to remain as independent as possible and linked in with their local networks.  

You will be undertaking assessments and support planning with adults of all ages with physical disabilities who come into contact with our services. You will assist them to identify their goals and how best to achieve them. As part of the occupational therapy team, you will achieve this by carrying out OT assessments in peoples own homes using a strengths-based approach to promote wellbeing, by enabling people to be as independent with daily living activities as possible, encouraging use of community resources, and adjusting care packages. You will develop skills in basic moving and handling, housing adaptations, equipment, reablement/independence skills, and assistive technology. You will be responsible for your own caseload and may assist with running our equipment assessment clinics at our Independent Living Centre.

Experience of working in a social care setting where you have supported people with disabilities to maximise their potential is preferable but applications from candidates with transferable skills is also welcomed. You will be confident in meeting new people and be able to work independently under supervision. 

You will enjoy the full support of our team of 9 friendly and experienced occupational therapists and have CPD opportunities to support your development. Full induction/training and regular formal and informal supervision will be provided to support you in your role. We operate a flexible hybrid working system with mobile equipment to support opportunities to work from home.

For further details or for an informal chat about this vacancy, please contact June Heayes, Practice Manager on 01202 868296 or via email to: june.heayes@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk.

Dorset Council: A Great Place to Work

We’re passionate about making Dorset a great place to live, work and visit. Working for us should be no exception.

At Dorset Council we:

  • provide more than 450 services to over 300,000 residents
  • have ambitious aspirations
  • are excited about our future
  • care about Dorset and all the people who live here
  • know that all roles make a difference and that our employees are key to our success

You will:

  • have access to a range of employee benefits
  • be part of an organisation that supports each other to grow and succeed
  • have access to range of training opportunities which will help with your personal development and career progression

We have a commitment to equality, are inclusive and welcome applications from everyone. Supporting diversity of background, skills and perspectives is essential to us. This means we can deliver better services that are representative of our community.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We offer an interview to everyone who declares a disability and meets the essential criteria for the role.

We are keen to make our interviews accessible. Let us know on your job application if you have a disability and need any reasonable adjustments.

We also look for applicants who share our commitment to our behaviours. We will ask you to evidence when you have demonstrated them as part of the selection process.

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COVID vaccination regulations:

You may be asked to provide evidence of your vaccination status against Coronavirus if the role you apply for requires the need to enter care homes, in line with the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 (SI 2021/891).

See our policy on safeguarding children and young people.

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This post will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check. See our policy on the employment of ex-offenders.

This role is UK based and we will need to establish your Right to Work as part of the appointment process.

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Closing Date; Sunday 12th December 2021