Isle of Wight Council

Community Occupational Therapy

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Occupational Therapy Assistant (Ref: 2024_810)

County Hall, Newport and agile working

Grade 8, £28,594.00 to £31,364.00 per annum

Contact: For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Operational Service Lead, Rachel McCleave at or Strategic Principal Occupational Therapist Zoe Danbury at

Vacancy Reference: 2024_810

Closing Date: 25/04/2024

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 37 per week



Can you support residents of the Isle of Wight and actively listen to what is important to them? Ensuring that they gain the right support at the right time and in the right place. Can you give guidance to restore meaningful activities so that individuals can lead fulfilling lives within our community?


We have an exciting opportunity available within Adult Social Care Isle of Wight. We are seeking an enthusiastic, and self-motivated Occupational Therapy Assistant (O.T.A) to join our community occupational therapy service. The role encompasses the following:


· Working across the Isle of Wight to provide OTA input to a wide variety of disabled people including elderly, learning disabilities, dementia and neurological conditions.

· Residents may initially need guidance through signposting to maintain their wellbeing and independence, to those who have complex health needs requiring further assessment.

· Assess those that are Care Act eligible and providing equipment, advice and support, referrals for DFG’s.

· You will have a caseload of clients and will work autonomously to complete assessments and follow up actions.

· Knowledge of specialist equipment is essential, training can be given to the right candidate.  


You will be supported by the team, provided with regular supervision. Flexible working and hybrid working


You will be part of a progressive team, using an enabling, adaptive approach, supporting people to live in their own homes where-ever possible, and in the least restrictive way. This may involve sign posting and giving information and advice, or the prescription of aids and adaptations where appropriate.


We are a friendly and supportive team. We have a monthly CPD meeting and are continuously improving our service and practice to best serve the clients we have. We have a flexible working policy and actively support work / life balance.


For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Operational Service Lead, Rachel McCleave at or Strategic Principal Occupational Therapist Zoe Danbury at


PLEASE NOTE: Out of Hours Standby and Call Out

You will be required to take part in the Out of Hours Stand-by Duty Rota as and when requested by management.  Standby and call out duties are paid in accordance with the IWC Terms and Conditions 2012 document.


Please click here to view the Isle of Wight Council’s Care Close to Home Strategy.


When you join #TeamIWC you'll receive our staff benefits package, including:

-  Annual leave entitlement of 32 days p/a PLUS public holidays!

-  Local Government pension scheme

-  Discounted Solent ferry travel

-  Island bus network discount

-  Cycle to work scheme

-  Staff parking permit scheme

-  Discounted island sports & leisure gym membership

-  National and local discounts & benefits schemes


For some vacancies (subject to criteria)

-  A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 may be available if you are specifically relocating to the Isle of Wight to take up a new role with us

-  If you choose to commute to the Isle of Wight daily, you may be eligible to have some travel costs reimbursed

Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour PolicyEmployee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council’s Terms & Conditions of employment are available upon request. Please contact our recruitment team via if you would like to receive a copy.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

If you have difficulty completing your online application or if you need further information about how to apply, telephone 01983 823134 or email Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. If you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable.



Closing Date: 25 April 2024