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Senior Occupational Therapist DFG Specialist


£39,929.94 – £44,133.36 pa, FTE, depending on experience



Full Time

37 hours per week.


01/08/2021 at 23:59



Vacancy Description

Please note this is not an RBWM role. RBWM are advertising this on behalf of Optalis.

Optalis is dedicated to developing an OT service which is a beacon of professional excellence. A service which provides the best support to our residents and the highest OT professional satisfaction. 

To make Optalis ‘s vision a reality, Optalis has developed a new exciting role for a Senior OT/ Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) specialist who is enthusiastic and motivated to be the best OT they can be while being an active Lead in developing our DFG service further. 

Our OT Service has started developing a new, more effective DFG process including the assessments, application & OT specification process together with our DFG partners in Residential Services. The successful candidate will be the lead for the DFG assessments, development and coordination of DFG related work within the long-term OT team. They will be the lead in our partnership with residential services. They will work closely with the new developed Senior OT-Assistant DFG post holder to develop the most effective use of skills and abilities. Together with the OT Service Manager their focus will be on ensuring residents needs are met in the most effective timely and cost-effective ways to ensure as many of our residents with these types of needs can be supported.

We have high professional standards and expect timely work through put to help our residents.  However, our OTs have a realistic, protective & personalised case load. This to ensure our OT’s are supported and professionally protected so they can do the best job they can, whilst enjoying their work.

Our OT Service focusses on the long term physical and age-related disability needs of our adult residents.

Optalis as an employer is committed to all their staff, their development, wellbeing and work life balance through offering a scale of things including flexible working, protected training times, rewards for additional responsibilities and appraisals. 

Ten commitments to staff have been outlined in a recent published statement. 

You must have a BSc qualification in Occupational Therapy (or equivalent) with relevant experience in major adaptations and be registered with the Health Professions Council.

To find out more please contact Minoeska Teeuwen (07811) 847647 or email: recruitment@optalis.org

To apply on line please use: www.optalis.org follow the working with us tab

Closing date: 1 August 2021

Optalis is a local authority trading company owned by and delivering adult social care in both The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead and Wokingham Borough Council. Our Extra Care Services are designed to provide care and support for older adults, some living with dementia, in their own home.