Summary of the job roleVacancy Information It is East Lothian Council's policy that successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale. Salary £31,461 - £35,440 per annum pro rata (£17.24 - 19.42 per hour) Temporary part time position for 6 months 14 hours per week Days of Work: To be agreed To start asap INTERNAL ONLY Applications for this post will only be accepted from current employees of East Lothian Council (this includes casual and agency staff who are currently undertaking work for us. This temporary part time Occupational Therapy post is based within Adult Wellbeing within the East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership and you must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. The Occupational Therapy Service within East Lothian Council is committed to developing innovative ways to provide effective and efficient services to improve outcomes for those service users affected by disability or illness. The post holder will be responsible for assessing the needs of individuals of all ages, including children living in the East Lothian Area. You should have knowledge of a wide range of medical conditions, manual handling techniques and major adaptations. We are committed to continuously developing our services. Service-users and carers play a central role in how our services are planned and delivered. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute proactively to the continual development to service improvements across the partnership. We offer career options that will allow you to follow your professional interests and make full use of your fieldwork skills. Job Details To provide a responsive and needs led Occupational Therapy service, ensuring appropriate services are provided to meet clients' needs in accordance with the Council’s statutory obligations and department policies and procedures. Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Related Documents') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job. You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form. You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to reach the interview stage. In cases where the majority of applicants meet all the essential criteria, the desirable criteria will be used to form a final short-leet. Job Requirements Relevant Qualifications Educated to Dip/BSc/MSc in Occupational Therapy. Registration as an Occupational Therapist with the Health Professions Council. Driving Licence As the duties of this role require you to effectively travel to successfully undertake the full remit of the role, you must hold a current driving licence and have access to a vehicle. (Where a disability precludes you from obtaining a driving licence, ELC will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability.) PVG Membership This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council. Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made. Please note: If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the website. Additional Information For additional East Lothian Council employment information please click on the following link: If you have any difficulties creating an account on MyJobScotland or applying for this post please contact the MyJobScotland support team via this link . If you require further information about this vacancy, please call, or email us on Please note: we do not accept CV's. There is no function to allow you to upload a CV to MyJobScotland and we do not accept CV's by post or email. All our vacancies must be applied for by completing the on-line application form.