Occupational Therapy Technician / Handyman

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Occupational Therapy Technician / Handyman
Contract / Temporary

Darlington 6371214819773

Posted: 12th February 2024 10:12
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  • Pay Rate:

    £17.89 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday - Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 1-2 months


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What's involved with this role:

Temporary Occupational Therapy Technician / Handyman

Reference no: Darlington 6371214819773

Pay Rate: £17.89 per hour PAYE

Hours per week: 35-37 Monday - Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 1-2 months


DBS disclosure required

The Postholder will work as part of the Social Services Occupational Therapy Team to support clients in their own homes or to support service users returning home from hospital. The emphasis is on the provision of equipment and minor adaptations to promote rehabilitation and independence within service users homes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supply and fit adaptations as assessed and recommended by the requisitioner.
  • Ensure that adaptations meet the appropriate technical specifications in conjunction with the requisitioner.
  • Deliver and fit equipment as assessed and recommended by the requisitioner.
  • Contribute to the design, construction or alteration of one-off items of equipment or minor adaptations to meet specific client needs.
  • Ensure client's safe and appropriate use of equipment/adaptations provided.
  • Observe client progress/performance and record within the electronic database. Report any change to the requisitioner.
  • Ensure safe handling of tools and equipment and safe working environments i.e. in the client's home, in the workshop.
  • Be responsible for safe storage of materials and tools in line with COSHH and Health & Safety Regulations.
  • In conjunction with the other OT's and line manager, develop and maintain an appropriate stock control system.
  • Develop standardised approach to technical specifications in conjunction with other OT's and line managers.

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

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Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.


  • Time serviced apprenticeship or Level 1 City & Guilds/NVQ in joinery or equivalent
  • 'O' Level in English and Maths or equivalent. (desirable)
  • Current Driving License


  • Knowledge of minor/major adaptations in the home. (desirable)
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety at Work legislation. (desirable)
  • Proven awareness of safe working


  • Experience of all aspects of joinery work
  • Experience of working with people who have a disability. (desirable)
  • Experience of working as part of a team. (desirable)

Skills & Abilities:

  • Good time management skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • IT Skills. (desirable)
  • Ability to build rapport with clients and external agencies.
  • Be able to problem solve


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Job Ref: Darlington 6371214819773
Occupational Therapy Technician / Handyman
Client Category: Local Authority

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Occupational Therapy Technician / Handyman
Client Category: Local Authority

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