Occupational Therapy Assistant

Location
Heathcote House, Heathcote Lane, Heathocote, Warwick, CV34 6SR
Salary
£20,541 - £23,111
Posted
31 Jul 2018
Closes
23 Aug 2018
Job Ref
WARW000004368
Job Type
Social care
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Reablement focuses on promoting independence by supporting people to do as much as possible for themselves both physically and psychologically.

It aims to do this by supporting people to continue living at home, preventing admissions into hospital or residential settings, and facilitating timely discharges.

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 will have a positive impact on health and wellbeing.

Reablement is a short term service working with customers for up to 6 weeks. 

The Role

37.0 Hours per Week

As an Occupational Therapy Assistant you will be working with customers in their own homes to help them achieve independence with daily living tasks. You will be working closely with Occupational Therapists, Reablement Officers & Reablement Assistants to engage customers with functional assessments promoting their independence. You will be assessing for and prescribing items of equipment to enable independence and reduce the need for ongoing support.

You will be responsible for managing your time and work load and will be expected to work closely with your colleagues, as well as independently. 

The post holder will be required to work one Saturday every 7 weeks with the possibility of this increasing to Sundays depending on demand of the service 

Key Requirements

 

Excellent communication skills and time management skills are needed due to the fast pace nature of the service.

Knowledge and experience of using a range of equipment to support functional ability is desired.

Computer skills are important as we use a range of databases/computer programmes to communicate and document our interventions

On a daily basis the role requires you to liaise with colleagues, customers, health professionals and the public, either face to face or over the telephone, so it is important you have a courteous, professional manner.

You must be able to work as part of a team but also have the ability to work on your own initiative. 

You must be able to travel and support the service both South and North of the County.

It is important to respect and maintain confidentiality of information, whilst adhering to Warwickshire County Council Policy and Procedures.

You should maintain a commitment to anti-discriminatory practice in employment and service provision. 

This organisation is 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.

For further information please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification.

Additional Information & How to Apply

For further information about the role please contact the hiring manager: Sara Percival 07884117694 / sarapercival@warwickshire.gov.uk 

Closing Date: 21 August 2018

Interview Date: 4th September 2018

To apply for this vacancy please click on the ‘Apply’ button.

Our method of application is online, you will also be required to upload a supporting statement of how you meet the essential criteria.

Please note, CV’s should not been submitted unless asked to do so.

If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply' button please contact the Recruitment Centre on recruitment@warwickshire.gov.uk, including your contact details and any relevant screenshots.

You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

Rewards & Benefits of working for Warwickshire

It really is true that every single job role here at Warwickshire County Council contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our County; we want to do this for our employees, too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours, technology to support remote working (such as light laptops and phones where the role allows).

Time to recharge is so important; we provide a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us. You get all Bank and public holidays off, plus all staff are given an extra day of holiday over Christmas.

As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also have access to membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, a host of enhanced family friendly policies and some of the very best Learning and Development training courses to support your ongoing development.

We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Supporting documents
Job Description and Person Specification

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