Occupational Therapist

Location
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Salary
£29,577 - £32,234 pro rata
Posted
19 Jul 2021
Closes
16 Aug 2021
Job Ref
RA0002516
Job Type
Community
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Let’s Start with Strengths!

About Us & 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 North (Kings House, Nuneaton) 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.

For full Job Description and Person Specification click link here

Additional Information

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 about this role please contact Senior Occupational Therapist Naz Khan via email: nazkhan@warwickshire.gov.uk

Closing date: Monday 16th August 2021

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 (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce. Therefore, we particularly encourage applications from global ethnic majorities (GEM), individuals with disabilities and men, who are currently under-represented within WCC within this service area. WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. See more

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