Occupational Therapist

Location
Heathcote House, Heathcote Lane, Warwick, CV34 6SR
Salary
£28,221 - £30,756
Posted
28 Aug 2018
Closes
20 Sep 2018
Job Ref
WARW000004403
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
See advert details
Hours
Full-Time

Warwickshire County Council has an exciting opportunity for an Occupational Therapist to join the Reablement team. As a Reablement Occupational Therapist your role will be to carry out comprehensive assessments with customers who are struggling to manage activities of daily living in their homes or who have returned home from hospital following a period of ill health.

The Role

37.0 Hours per Week 12 Month Fixed Term

Reablement focuses on promoting independence by supporting customers to do as much as possible for themselves both physically and psychologically. Reablement aims to do this by supporting customers to continue living in their own 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 well-being.

 

You will be working within the Service to respond in a preventative way to referrals for social care and support and will use Occupational Therapy interventions and 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 be responsible for managing your time and work load and will be expected to work closely with your colleagues within the team and external agencies / services, as well as independently. 
You will also act as a point of expertise to the wider multidisciplinary team, providing supporting on complex cases and carrying out joint assessments. 

 

As a Reablement Occupational Therapist your role will be to carry out comprehensive assessments with customers who are struggling to manage activities of daily living in their homes or who have returned home from hospital following a period of ill health. You will setup a support plan with the customer to enable them to relearn the skills needed to function more independently, reviewing and amending as required. You will identify ongoing areas of need and refer onto the appropriate service(s) as required. You will work as part of a team that consists of Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Reablement Officers, Reablement Supervisors and Reablement Assistants. You will also provide professional support and guidance to the team and you will receive professional support from an Occupational Therapy Team Leader. You will work within the requirements of the care Act 2014, HCPC codes of practice and other legislation and guidance. 

 

We have a vacancy in the South of the county to start with immediate effect which is a 12 month fixed term post of 37 hours. The post requires you to work a shift pattern of 9 -5 and 12 - 8 Mondays to Fridays and one Saturday in every 7 weeks with the possibility of this increasing to Sunday’s 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 drive 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 GDPR and a commitment to anti-discriminatory practice in employment and service provision. 
Satisfactory completion of an enhanced check through the Disclosure and Barring Service is required (this will be taken up if offered the post). 
For a full list of requirements for this post, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification. 

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: Marsha Louis - 07881002757 / marshalouis@warwickshire.gov.uk 

Closing Date: 18th September 2018

Interview Date: 8th October 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