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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Employer
Warwickshire County Council
Location
Warwickshire
Salary
£26,421.00-£28,770.00 per annum.
Closing date
20 Jun 2024
Reference
RA0006090

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Sector
Local Councils
Job Type
Social care
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Job Details

 

About Us

 

An exciting opportunity has become available within Warwickshire County Council’s Personalisation Team for an Occupational Therapy Assistant.

 

The Personalisation team supports adults living in Warwickshire who are affected by aging, long term medical conditions and/or disabilities to continue living in their own homes and doing the things that they need or wish to. Our work is instrumental in supporting people to maximise their health, wellbeing and independence in the long term through ongoing engagement in essential and meaningful activities which are aligned with the Care Act 2014.

 

We focus on people’s own strengths, assets and interests and use these alongside advice and support such as;

 

  • Advice or prescription of equipment or aids for daily living,
  • assistive technologies
  • compensatory techniques and/or
  • minor adaptation(s) to their home environment.
  • Risk assessments / enabling choice through positive risk taking.

 

We are a team of Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants and Occupational Therapy Team Managers. We work closely with colleagues across Adult Social Care and Support Services (such as social workers and social care practitioners) as well as contracted providers (such as community equipment stores and domiciliary care providers).

 

You will receive professional support from Occupational Therapists and Team Managers and there is a fantastic opportunity for further career development through the Occupational Therapy Apprenticeship Programme.

 

The Role and Key Requirements

 

Working as an Occupational Therapist Assistant your role will be to conduct assessments across Warwickshire with people who through aging, illness and/or disability have long term changes in their functional abilities, and who are finding it more difficult or impossible to manage activities of daily living independently in their own homes. 

 

You will use excellent communication skills to assess the person, and to work with them to identify ways for them to regain their ability to complete their valued and essential activities. You will support them to find new and alternative ways of managing with equipment, aids, assistive technology, techniques and/or adaptations. If needed, you will also support them to be referred onto other appropriate service(s) as required.

 

Prevention will be a main focus of your role and you will use Occupational Therapy interventions and a strengths-based approach to enable people to remain living in their own homes with the optimum level of independence with meeting their desired outcomes. This means that where possible the need or informal and formal care support is prevented, reduced or delayed as a result of the support you provide.

 

You will assist the service in measuring the impact of your interventions as well as gaining valuable customer feedback on what the service gets right, and where we could make things better.

 

You will be responsible for managing your own time and caseload effectively and independently and will be expected to work closely with your colleagues within the team and external agencies /services when this is required to support people to meet their outcomes effectively.

 

The position will require you to have the ability to cover assessments across the whole of Warwickshire, using your own vehicle.

 

You will be required to work a shift pattern that ensures there is service cover 9 am – 5:30 pm Mondays to Thursdays and 9am – 5:00pm Fridays.

 

You will have a work base at either King’s House (Bedworth) or Shire Hall (Warwick) but will be expected to make use of agile working (which incorporates working from your own home, work bases and within the community).

 

For further information please see the Job Description and Person Specification. 

 

Occupational Therapy Assistant

 

Working for Warwickshire – This is the difference you make 

 

Warwickshire County Council is a place where everyone feels?valued, included, safe, supported,?and?welcome. Our people are at the heart of this vision, could you be one of them!? 

 

At Warwickshire County Council we are committed to ensuring Warwickshire’s economy is vibrant and supported by the right jobs, training, skills and infrastructure.  Our people vision for Warwickshire County Council is a great place to work where diverse and talented people are enabled to be their best.  

 

Your future matters to us, we provide a generous pension scheme which includes an employer contribution rate of typically around 19 percent per month, to help support your financial security during retirement. The scheme also offers a valuable package of benefits for members and their dependants. To find out more please visit:

 

Warwickshire Pension Fund homepage – Warwickshire Pension Fund'   

 

The benefits we offer include agile working, a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government, generous annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays and an additional day at Christmas, and access to Vivup benefits and discounts platform.  

 

Click here to view the benefits at Warwickshire County Council. 

 

Additional Information 

 

Warwickshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Please be advised successful applicants will be subject to a range of pre-engagement checks, including a relevant Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). In accordance with the DBS code of practice and our own policy, should an individual have a declared criminal offence an individual assessment will be completed. Warwickshire County Council adheres to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. 

 

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.  

 

If you would like to discuss the role informally, please contact Occupational Therapy Team Managers:

 

Amy Miller amymiller@warwickshire.gov.uk 07825044604 or

 

Sharon Mulligan sharonmulligan@warwickshire.gov.uk / 07721236308

 

Closing date:              20th June 2024
Interview date: 1st and 3rd July 2024

 

Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements. 

 

Warwickshire County Council is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce. See?more 

 

Company

As a local authority we take on a wide range of roles, whether we are providing specialist care and support to the most vulnerable in our communities, or championing Warwickshire as a choice for business through our work to promote economic growth and innovation.

Warwickshire is famous the world over as Shakespeare’s county— but that’s only half the story.  We’re also vibrant and modern. One of the fastest growing commercial regions in the UK, we’re home to many leading companies and developing exciting opportunities for everyone who lives and works here. 

WCC

We pride ourselves on being an innovative employer that like to encourage new ways of working. Likewise, our ability to make decisions quickly is as important to us as it is to our customers.

We work actively with partner organisations to deliver our core services:

  • Schools and Learning
  • Social Care and Health
  • Community Safety
  • Environment and Planning
  • Leisure and Tourism
  • Roads and Travel

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Warwick
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