Occupational Therapy Assistant Apprentice
Liverpool City Council
Liverpool, GB
2d ago

The Role

Do you enjoy working with a variety of people? Do you have excellent customer service skills?

An excellent apprenticeship opportunity has arisen at Liverpool City Council to join our Careline Service as an Occupational Therapy Assistant Apprenticeship.

This rewarding job opportunity will offer you a varied role to carry out occupational therapy based assessments of need in order to support independent living, improving life chances and enhancing social inclusion.

As an apprentice you will work in a supportive and encouraging environment to develop your skills and knowledge for this role whilst working towards the Adult Care Worker level 2 qualification.

This post is fixed term for the duration of the Apprenticeship programme of 18 months.

This is also an excellent opportunity to progress your career working for a large local authority.

In return, we offer the successful applicant a generous benefits package which will include :

  • 26 days contractual annual leave
  • Access to Cycle2Work scheme discount
  • Access to Merseytravel Apprentice Travel Card scheme
  • Access to local business discounts
  • Access to 20% Staff discount on membership to Lifestyles Fitness Centres
  • Employee Volunteering Scheme
  • If you wish to discuss this role in more detail please contact our apprenticeship team by emailing apprentices liverpool.gov.uk

    We reserve the right to close vacancies earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications. If interested, please complete an application as early as possible.

    Liverpool City Council is committed to having a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and believe that the decision to appoint should be based upon whether an individual’s skills, experience, qualifications, and abilities make them the most suitable candidate for the role.

    All applications for jobs in the service of the Authority will receive equal treatment irrespective of their race, gender, marital status, age, disability, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

    We will ensure that disabled applicants are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

    Please contact us to request accommodation.

    How to Apply

    Your application is made up of 2 parts, Application Form and Supporting Statement. Your supporting statement must evidence in no more than 1,500 words how you meet the essential criteria on the Person Specification, the essential criteria is marked with *, all other criteria are desirable.

    We operate an anonymous recruitment process therefore when you are writing your supporting statement it is important you do not include any information that can identify your race, gender, marital status, age, disability, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, educational establishment or socioeconomic status.

    Liverpool City Council use a scoring process for all applications received. You must address all of the essential criteria to be shortlisted for the post and you must score a minimum of 65%.

    Each essential criteria is scored from 0 to 3 the more you evidence the essential criteria the higher score you will receive i.

    e. giving clear examples. If you should score a 0 in any of the essential criteria you will not be shortlisted for interview.

    Therefore, it’s important that you ensure that you justify how you meet each aspect of the criteria.

    The equal opportunities form you provide will assist us in monitoring the effects of our equal opportunities policy in recruitment and selection and will help us to develop and improve.

    If you require any reasonable adjustments in line with the Equality Act 2010 such as the application form in a different format or additional time to complete your application, please contact the recruitment team on 0151 233 3003 or recruitment liverpool.gov.uk

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