Senior Occupational Therapist - Basildon Distrct Council

Essex County Council
07 Dec 2018
10 Dec 2018
Job Type

Senior Occupational Therapist

Basildon District Council

GBP38,000 to GBP42,000 per annum

Fixed term contract/secondment opportunity (12 months), full time 37 hours per week

Please note this is a Fixed term/secondment contract for 12 months based at Basildon District Council

Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK, serving a population of 2 million residents, and has a very successful track record of delivering transformational change. ECC anticipated change was needed in the public sector and has worked to deliver better quality at lower cost. We have an ambitious transformation agenda - one with the scope to reach every part of the council. We are changing the way we think, the way we work, and the ways in which we deliver our services. We are committed to becoming a place where individuals, partners and communities feel proud to play their role and genuinely want to belong. We're immensely proud of our flexible working options.

ECC is transforming to be far more proactive and our new model centres on a transformational shift from focussing on long term care and support to early intervention, recovery and enabling people to live independently for as long as possible. Our mission is to make the best and most sustainable use of all resources available to the adult, their families and carers; to ensure they have access as possible; and, to exercise choice and control over their lives, while ensure to information and tools to enable them to live healthily and independently for as longing safety, dignity and quality of life for all the adults we work with, including those in need of long term care.

The role

Senior Occupational Therapists are passionate about delivering expert and effective assessments of risk and therapeutic interventions which build resilience for vulnerable adults. Senior Occupational Therapists manage more complex cases, quality assuring interventions to ensure that vulnerable people are safeguarded in line with the Council's statutory obligations, working with colleagues across the council and in other statutory bodies to do so, balancing financial obligations.

This is a new and exciting opportunity to work in partnership with the local borough, district and city councils in a housing related role to consider rapid discharge approaches to enable adults to return to a safe environment.

The post is for a one year fixed term contract or secondment based within the local housing team offices and the successful applicant will work quadrant wide.

For more information please contact Rob Sach Principal Occupational Therapist (acting) alternatively you can also call .

Skills and Knowledge

?? Diploma of the College of Occupational Therapists or B.Sc O.T. or other professional qualification recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

?? Evidence of continuing professional development and demonstrable capability of practice in accordance with current professional standards e.g. professional capability frameworks, knowledge and skills statement. Current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

?? Significant experience in a social care setting, demonstrating a comprehensive and up to date understanding of all relevant legislation, regulation and guidance.

?? Experience of mentoring both newly qualified and experienced staff and being a subject matter expert in professional practice.

?? Experience of chairing meetings involving clients, family members and/or carers and other multi-agency professionals.

?? Developing strong relationships with partners, other agencies and the local community to achieve joint objectives and offer a supportive framework for children and vulnerable adults.

?? Understanding of the financial implications of care packages commissioned.

?? Proven track record of clear decision making in order to highlight and limit the potential risks associated with intervention.

The role requires you to be mobile throughout a wider operational area including travelling around the county of Essex and beyond, transporting service users and their belongings and to be able to do so in an emergency. Driving licence and car or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means is essential.

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees.

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.

If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please contact the Essex Recruitment Team on *

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