Warwickshire Reablement Service is pleased to announce that we are looking for motivated Occupational Therapists to join Warwickshire’s Reablement team.
Whether you are newly qualified, new to Adult Social Care or are returning to practice we have an opportunity for you.
Why Warwickshire Reablement Service?
The Warwickshire Reablement Service is a well-established team consisting of Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Reablement Officers, Reablement Supervisors, Reablement Assistants and Social Care Practitioners, who have provided years of interventions for Warwickshire Reablement customers and support them to achieve the best outcomes going through their Reablement journey using a strength based, person centred approach. The strength-based approach supports customers, carers, families and communities to build on their strengths.
Reablement focuses on promoting independence by supporting customers to do as much as possible for themselves both physically and psychologically. We do this by supporting customers to continue living in their own home, preventing admissions into hospital or residential settings, and facilitating timely discharges home.
We believe that by supporting customers to identify and achieve their personal goals and outcomes, and by embedding personalisation, customers will have choice and control over how their support will be delivered, this also has a positive impact on health and well-being.
Main duties of the Job
You will be working within the service to respond preventatively to referrals for Social Care and support and will use Occupational Therapy interventions and a strengths-based approach to enable adults and older adults to remain in their own homes with the optimum level of independence, and to enable / support customers to achieve their desired outcomes.
You will provide professional support and guidance to the team, using knowledge and expertise within legislative framework and Warwickshire County Council policies and procedures. You will manage a designated mixed case load including complex and challenging cases, assess referrals, monitor the effectiveness of Occupational Therapy to meet the identified needs of the adult and work collaboratively with individuals, carers, families, colleagues and other agencies. You will receive professional support from an Occupational Therapy Team Leader.
Having good time management and organisational skills is required; being solutions focussed flexible in your approach, willing to travel Warwickshire wide as needed, as well as having experience of handling confidential information with tact and discretion.
Warwickshire Reablement Services offer to you
We offer many opportunities for you to progress your Occupational Therapy career within Warwickshire County Council. We are looking for Occupational Therapists to join our friendly team. We want you to share your expertise and knowledge an make a difference to the lives of Warwickshire customers. In return we will support your development of professional skills, encourage you to seek out opportunities and provide opportunities to expand your skills, develop new skills and progress your career.
Work life balance is important to us, so we offer hybrid working and work shift patterns of 9 am – 5 pm and 12 pm – 8 pm on a rota basis to support you in meeting the needs of the service and to maintain a good work life balance.
We work 1 Saturday every 7 weeks and offer a day off in the week to for this. We work bank holidays on a rota basis to which enhancements and alternative day's holiday are granted.
Mileage allowance is 45 pence per mile for your travel.
We support our staff with robust supervisions, annual appraisals and CPD sessions.
Payment of HCPC registration fees will be met by Warwickshire County Council.
Warwickshire County Council is a top performing two tier authority with a reputation for innovation and efficiency. If you can match our ambition to drive Warwickshire County Council forward, we would like to hear from you.
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For an informal chat about the role, please contact Laura Vernon by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
These are the benefits we offer including agile working, enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government, and a generous annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays and an additional day at Christmas.
Closing Date: 8th January 2024
Interview Date: W/C 22nd January 2024
The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required. You must be able to speak and provide advice in accurate spoken English to the public.
Warwickshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.
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Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. See more