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We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Band 5 Occupational Therapist to join our team based in Care Direct Plus North, Barnstaple. The Team:The Care Direct Plus North Occupational Therapy team are based in Barnstaple but also work remotely. We cover a large area including some rural communities as well as towns and villages across North Devon. Our team is closely connected with NHS teams, other social care teams, district councils, housing and equipment providers. We are an enthusiastic supportive team made up of social care assessors and both band 5 and 6 occupational therapists. The team carry out assessments over the telephone, virtually using other forms of technology and face to face in the person’s own home. The Role: 18.5 hours per week (with the possibility to increase this)You will be part of a friendly, supportive and experienced team with regular peer support, supervision, appraisal, team meetings and a commitment to learning and development, having access to regular CPD sessions.You will have the opportunity to travel around the very scenic North Devon to assess and support the people that we work with.You will be assessing the needs of adults with a wide range of disabilities and health conditions across North Devon. Clinical responsibilities include enabling people to maximise their independence and potential, as well as increasing their safety through reducing and managing risk to themselves and their carers.You will be required to hold and manage a caseload and provide a person-centred service through clinical assessment within the context of local government policy and legislation.Your Occupational Therapy intervention will be determined by the Care Act 2014 eligibility criteria and a strengths-based approach, aiming to promote independence. Interventions could include signposting or advice, provision of equipment, minor adaptations, recommendations for major adaptations, support with rehousing, recommendation for packages of care or referral onto other teams.You will be committed to equality and diversity and to achieving positive outcomes for the people of North Devon.As a Band 5 you will be well supported in developing your skills as a Social Care Occupational Therapist using our Preceptorship programme. What we can offer youWe are committed to your continuous professional development and preceptorship, doing all we can to help you excel in your career and with new and exciting opportunities for career development. You will receive excellent support and supervision, with regular opportunities to discuss and reflect on your practice, both with your line manager and peers.We offer 25 days annual leave, plus Bank Holidays, rising incrementally to 30 days after 5 years’ service.Recognition of NHS continuous service for contractual annual leave purposes (within DCC Terms & Conditions)Flexible working opportunities are available, these include part-time hours, flexitime, compressed working hours and homeworking (this is subject to the needs of the role – please discuss at further at interview)Offer an opportunity to enter a generous Local Government Pension Scheme. As a place to live and work, Devon is hard to beat with top-performing schools, universities, vibrant cities, pretty villages and some of the most scenic coast and countryside in the UK. Living and working in Devon as an Occupational Therapist has never been more attractive. If you need to make the move to Devon, relocation support may be available. For further information on this role please contact Jess Riley on 01392 388013 or firstname.lastname@example.org Please note Devon County Council is not currently offering VISA sponsorship for this role. We will only consider applicants with valid Right to Work in the UK.
This is an exciting opportunity if you are keen to progress your Occupational Therapy career within the field of Adult Social Care. The post is suitable for an experienced and qualified Occupational Therapist (Dip OT, BSc Hons OT, MSc OT or equivalent) registered to practice with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). It will suit someone who has experience of a previous management role or an ambitious and experienced Occupational Therapist who would like the opportunity to gain managerial experience in a supportive and busy setting. In this role you will be leading and managing an Occupational Therapy team which covers the Exeter, East and Mid Devon area and consists of a mix of experienced Band 6 OT staff, Band 5’s and Social Care Assessors You will be working alongside an existing, experienced Team Manager. The team triage incoming referrals to Adult Social Care and complete initial telephone assessments, giving advice and signposting, undertake face-to-face visits and remote (virtual) assessments and refer onto other teams and services when required, applying a strengths-based approach to promote safety and independence. You will oversee the standards and quality of assessment and interventions undertaken by the team, manage practice and risk including overseeing workflow, provide expert advice, deal with any complaints, work closely with other agencies, seek to further improve and develop practice and contribute to the strategic development of the Occupational Therapy role. You will be liaising closely with Care Direct Plus colleagues as part of a local management team with a view to effective joint-working, and in addition supporting OT team members to work closely with a range of other teams and sectors, as part of joined-up health and social care arrangements for the delivery of services to the public. You will also work closely with the Professional Lead to assist with the countywide development of professional practice. You will need to demonstrate a proven track record of working in social care or health environments, including having undertaken complex case management and exercising extensive clinical knowledge. You will have some experience of supervising staff, and the ability and enthusiasm to develop your existing management and leadership skills, together with a commitment to supporting colleagues. You will need to be able to negotiate and influence others, and create effective working relationships. You will need to proactively support and supervise staff effectively, within a performance framework, and provide sound consistent clinical advice, demonstrating good judgement. You will need to be an excellent team-player in order to contribute to the management and throughput of work. Representation of the service at a variety of county and locality-wide meetings will also be required, together with the ability to think innovatively and implement change. Above all else, you will need to be confident in your practice, person-centred and keen to lead, manage and develop an established team. You will receive regular support and supervision and access to training/ Continuing Professional Development with opportunities to reflect on your practice. You will be joining a supportive group of experienced team managers at Care Direct Plus Eastern and a supportive group of countywide Occupational Therapy managers. What we can offer you We are committed to your continuous professional development, doing all we can to help you to get the most from your career. You will receive excellent support and supervision, with regular opportunities to discuss and reflect on your practice, both with your line manager and peers. We offer 25 days annual leave, plus Bank Holidays, rising incrementally to 30 days after 5 years’ service. Flexible working opportunities are available, these include part-time hours, flexitime, compressed working hours and homeworking (this is subject to the needs of the role – please discuss at further at interview) Offer an opportunity to enter a generous Local Government Pension Scheme. As a place to live and work, Devon is hard to beat with top-performing schools, universities, vibrant cities, pretty villages and some of the most scenic coast and countryside in the UK. Living and working in Devon as an Social Worker has never been more attractive. If you are looking to make the move to Devon, subject to qualifying conditions, relocation support of up to £10,000, may be available. If you would like to discuss this opportunity further please contact Chris Alford, Centre Manager, on email: email@example.com or tel: 01392 380000. A visit to the team is available by arrangement if you would like to learn more about the service/role. Applications are welcomed from those interested in working either full time (37 hours per week) or part time (29.6 hours per week). If you have no internet access then contact the First Stop Desk on 01392 383000 (8.30am - 5pm, Monday - Friday). A DBS disclosure is required for this post. Please note Devon County Council is not currently offering VISA sponsorship for this role. We will only consider applicants with valid Right to Work in the UK.
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