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INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY. Social Worker - County Disabilities Team (Ref.2876)

  • Devon
  • Full Time
  • £31,895 - £37,568 per annum

INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLYSecondment Opportunity - 6 MonthsFull Time, 37 Hours Per Week We are looking for a Social Worker to join the County Disabilities Team for a secondment opportunity. The County Disabilities Team are a Devon county-wide social care team that work with adults of working age, between 18 – 65. The team were set up as part of the Disability Transformation Programme and the nature of our work changes depending on what the current priorities and focus of the Disability Transformation Programme are at the time. The core aim of our team is to promote independence for those we work with by using the best possible practice. We are looking for a Social Worker who is committed to person centred and holistic case management where eligibility of need and significant impact on wellbeing is a key element in the support planning process. You must be able to understand the concept of working in an asset-based approach alongside a commitment to promote independence. You will achieve this by linking into available resources such as the Social Workers and Occupational Therapists in the team and the positive relationship the team has with its health partners. You will have experience of assessment and care planning in a social care setting and be committed to looking for innovative solutions to meeting people’s needs by considering an asset-based approach to explore what support is available within the local community and promote assets based assessment and support in peoples communities; We are a strong, supportive, and diverse team of professionals who are passionate about promoting good practice, equality, and social justice. The County Disabilities Team is primarily home based, with the option to work from your nearest Devon County Council office. The County Disabilities Team also have a dedicated office in Exeter where printing facilities and administration support is available. Peer Support and Team Meetings are held once a month, currently via Microsoft Teams.  You will receive an induction to the work, monthly formal supervision, informal support, and appraisals. If you are a self-directed/motivated person who is comfortable working flexibly with a clear strengths-based approach please contact Team Managers Helena Banks 07890 530414 or Kirstine Mitchell 01392 383 000 for an informal discussion. This is a 6 month internal secondment opportunity. Please confirm agreement from your manager before applying.

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Occupational Therapist- CDP North (Ref.2859)

  • Devon
  • Part Time
  • £32,306 - £39,027 per annum pro rata

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Band 6 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: 22.2 hours per week (3 days) 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 6 you will offer support and supervision to the band 5's and social care assessors in the team.  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 jessca.riley@devon.gov.uk

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Occupational Therapist - CDP North (Ref.2854)

  • Devon
  • Part Time
  • £25,655 - £31,534 per annum pro rata

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: 22.2 hours per week (3 days) 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 jessca.riley@devon.gov.uk

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