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Occupational Therapist - Adult Social Care

  • Employer: Kent County Council
  • Reference: 19004970
  • Published: Mon 21/10/2019, 12:35 PM
  • Closing on: Sat 30/11/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £28,925 - £38,913 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Kent

| £28,925 - £38,913 per annum (salary dependent on experience) | Fixed Term of 6 months - Full Time, 37 hours per week |

Community Hospitals

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Occupational Therapist. The aim of this role will be to facilitate safe transfer of care from East Kent Community Hospitals and provide support to external short-term beds within care home settings and Health & Social Care Village beds as required.

The post requires a sound working knowledge of manual handling risk assessments to enable reduced care handling as well as maximise independence within a person-centred approach.

The Short Term Pathways team work directly with the acute and community hospitals to provide social care input to support discharge planning and pathways for individuals.

We recognise that ‘own home is best’ but sometimes people need extra care and support within a short-term facility to allow for a full and comprehensive assessment and enablement programme to maximise independence, building confidence and achieve best outcomes for people.

We are dedicated to delivering strong support for our staff offering a robust supervision, CPD and development programme to support you in your role and professional development.

If you are a qualified Occupational Therapist and are looking to take on fresh challenges in Kent, then contact us for more information, and come and help us build our dynamic, OT driven service.

The new OPPD service operates with modernised office processes and performance management systems. It is increasingly accessible to the public outside of traditional office hours, as we move towards an 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week service to ensure service needs are met.

The ability to travel across a wide geographical area in a timely and flexible manner at various times of the day is essential.

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring service and a relevant professional qualification (Occupational Therapy) as well as up to date registration with HCPC.

You will receive:
- Full induction and comprehensive professional learning and development
- Regular and supportive supervision
- A starting annual leave allowance of 27 to 30 days pro rata

For further information on this role please contact Caroline Holt on 03000 415150.

Interview date(s): Week beginning 11th November 2019

Closing date: 30th November 2019

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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  • Employer: Kent County Council
  • Reference: 19004970
  • Published: Mon 21/10/2019, 12:35 PM
  • Closing on: Sat 30/11/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £28,925 - £38,913 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Kent

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