An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Occupational Therapist position in the Coastal Community Health and Social Care Team.
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 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 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. If you need to make the move to Devon, relocation support may be available.
For further information on this role please contact Siegrid Horrent on 01392 384345 or Siegrid.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.