About Us and The Role
Employment opportunities have arisen within our Integrated Care Service (Reablement) which supports residents across Warwickshire both in their own homes and within Moving on Bed/ Extra Care Housing Sites. We are looking to recruit two full time Occupational Therapists who can support develop the team and support people to meet their outcomes. The posts will be based in the South (Heathcote House, Leamington Spa) and will be for 37 hours per week.
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.
Do you want to want to work in local communities, focusing on prevention, using strengths-based community led support approaches to maximise opportunities and outcomes? Outcomes are what people want to achieve and how they want to live their lives.
Are you good at having creative conversations with people via technology such as telephone and video calls and in places where they feel most at ease, for example, community venues, to help people identify their strengths, abilities and those of their carer’s, families, friends and communities?
Are you comfortable with uncomfortable conversations? Can you have conversations that may be difficult for you, or those you are speaking with?
Can you support people to connect with others and with communities to enhance their lives? Do you have the skills to complete comprehensive assessments, with customers who are struggling to manage activities of daily living in their homes, ensuring choice and control over how their support will be delivered?
Are you able to carry out 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?
Would you be brilliant at co-creating plans with individuals, their carer’s, families and friends that enhance their strengths and help achieve their ambitions? Are you aware of the innovative Assistive Technology options that are available for people to prevent support needed and enhance quality of life?
Are you able to work with computer systems and technology to record and evidence the conversations you have had and as a means of connecting to people?
Are you able to move around Warwickshire efficiently to meet people where and when required, and able 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.
Then we are looking for YOU!
In return we offer great team support, training and development opportunities and investment in you, excellent flexible working, trusting you to get the job done and to do what’s right for individuals and families.
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.
Closing Date: 30th April 2021
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Warwickshire County Council is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff. Would particularly welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from the BAME community, people with a disability and people from the LGBT+ Community.