Occupational Therapist

Location
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Salary
£29,577 - £32,234
Posted
02 Nov 2020
Closes
04 Dec 2020
Job Ref
RA0001704
Job Type
Social care
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

About Us

Warwickshire County Council have an exciting opportunity to recruit for 1 full time permanent Occupational Therapist to join the Reablement South team. The post will be based in the South (Heathcote House, Leamington) The full-time post will be for 37 hours per week.  There will be an expectation that the post holder will be required to provide countywide support to both the North and South Reablement teams.

As a Reablement Occupational Therapist your role will be to carryout 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.

 

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.

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

 

The Role 

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 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 support on complex cases and carrying out joint assessments.

 

For further information please see Job Description and Person Specification

 

Key Requirements

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

 

The post requires you to work a shift pattern of 9 am - 5 pm and 12 pm - 8 pm Mondays to Fridays, one Saturday in every 7 weeks with the possibility of this increasing to Sunday's depending on demand of the service.  There will also be requirement to work bank holidays on a rota basis.

A minimum of 12 months post qualifying experience required.

 

For further information please see Job Description and Person Specification

 

Additional Information

For further information about this role please contact: Marsha Louis (Senior Occupational Therapist) marshalouis@warwickshire.gov.uk  / 07881002757

 

Closing date: 4th December 2020

 

To apply for this vacancy please click on the 'Apply' button.
 
Our method of application is online, 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 hrandpayroll@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 on a regular basis after submitting your application.

 

As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required for each competence, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification.

 

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 staff and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce and would particularly welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from the BAME community, disabled people and people from the LGBT+ Community.

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