Occupational Therapist - Coastal Community Health & Social Care Team (Ref.3658)
- Full Time
- Band 6 - £35,392 - £42,618 per annum pro rata
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Occupational Therapist position in the Coastal Community Health and Social Care Team.
This is a full time position (37 hours per week), however we will consider applications from candidates looking to work 30 hours and upwards.
The Coastal Community Health and Social Care Team:
The Adult Social Care service operating in the Coastal locality forms part of the integrated Coastal Health and Social Care Team consisting of Adult Social Care, Community Nursing, Community Therapy, Intermediate Care, Pharmacy, and the voluntary sector. All disciplines within the team promote a person-centred and partnership approach to ensure we achieve the best possible outcomes for all adults, and their carers, within our locality.
The Coastal integrated team supports adults living across Teignmouth and Dawlish and surrounding areas. The office base is presently in Teignmouth Community Hospital. Currently a combination of office based and home working arrangements are in place, in line with Devon County Council guidance.
The Coastal Health and Social Care Team includes a team of Social Workers, Social Care Assessors, Occupational Therapists and Team Managers. It is a busy team and case work is varied often requiring us to be flexible.
The Occupational Therapist role is a great opportunity for someone who wishes to develop their skills, knowledge, and experience within the Adult Social Care sector.
You will receive a comprehensive induction and be supported through regular 1:1 supervision, appraisal, regular team meetings and access to learning and development opportunities.
The scope of the role will focus on working with older people but will also include working with people with physical and/or learning disabilities, and people with mental health needs.
Both telephone and face to face assessments will be required.
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 support people to promote independence and apply an asset-based approach which seeks to optimise opportunities for people to reduce and delay their need for formal care and support.
You will work closely with adults with care and support needs, their carers, care providers, and other services to support adults to achieve their outcomes and promote their safety and wellbeing.
You will complete mental capacity assessments where necessary and contribute towards gathering information relating to Safeguarding Concerns and Safeguarding Enquiries when appropriate.
You will be expected to work well individually and prioritise your own caseload as well as work as part of a team. You will be committed to equality and diversity and to achieving positive outcomes for the people of South Devon.
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 26 days annual leave, plus Bank Holidays, rising incrementally to 31 days after 5 years’ service.
- Recognition of NHS Continuous Service for contractual annual leave purposes (within DCC terms and 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.
- Visa sponsorship may also be offered as part of the relocation support package, terms and conditions apply.
For further information on this role please contact Siegrid Horrent on 01392 384345 or Siegrid.firstname.lastname@example.org
- DCC embraces the positive benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and safe. We welcome applications from people who share our commitment to stop discrimination, challenge inequality and promote diversity across Devon. The Council offers flexible working arrangements in terms of when and where people work e.g. hybrid working, part-time, condensed hours etc. More information can be found on our Equality and Diversity webpages.
- We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
- This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.
- Personal data we collect from you will be processed in accordance with the Applicant privacy notice.
- Happy to Talk Flexible Working.
- For more information about Working for Devon please visit our Working for Devon page.
- This role requires a DBS disclosure.
- OrganisationDevon County Council
- Work LocationDevon
- Work Postcode
- Occupational GroupSocial Care & Health
- Salary Details
Band 6 - £35,392 - £42,618 per annum pro rata
- Job TermPermanent
- Appointment TypeFull Time
37 Hours Per Week
- Closing Date
- DBS Check Required