Occupational Therapist - Okehampton CHSCT (Ref.4913)
- Full Time
- £35,392 - £42,618 per annum
The Okehampton team covers a large predominantly rural area including North Dartmoor and so access to a car is essential.
The team is made up of social workers, social care assessors and an OT although we have close links with health colleagues including the rehab team, urgency community response, OTs in other community health and social care teams and the OT Advanced Practitioner for the area.
The team works with adults of working age which may include people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities and mental health conditions. We also support older adults as well as those who are preparing for adulthood.
The team is friendly and approachable looking to support all members in their work. The post would particularly suit an experienced OT due to the more remote location but support can be tailored to your needs.
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 role involves working with people with physical and/or learning disabilities, and people with mental health needs and with older adults.
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 a strengths-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 Devon.
What we can offer you
- We 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 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 & 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 a Occupational Therapist 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.
- Visa sponsorshipmay also be offered as part of the relocation support package, terms and conditions apply.
For further information, contact Becky Luscombe on 01392 385209 or 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.