At West Sussex County Council we are working to transform Adults' Services by embracing a strengths-based approach, working towards a community lead support model that enables people to live well within their local communities.
Our focus is on prevention and reablement, supporting people and their carers to maintain their independence and autonomy. Our approach ensures we work with people and their communities towards solutions that maintain independence for longer, helping people live in their own home and their own community.
We provide a working environment that values professional supervision, training and support, as well as clinical leadership through experienced Occupational Therapy managers. This ensures we equip our workforce with what they need to deliver the best possible outcomes for our residents.
We work to ensure that innovation and evidence-based practice underpins what we do. We maintain an environment within which our occupational therapists can develop and progress in their careers.
We recognise the inspirational work our occupational therapists undertake on a daily basis to support our residents. So, we invite you to come and find out more about us. If you have the talent and ambition to achieve the best for the people we serve, then we will support you to progress and develop throughout your Occupational Therapy career.
For more information, please visit our dedicated website.
About The Job
Salary: £36,922 - £39,880 - Grade 11
Working Pattern: Full-time (37 hours per week)
Contract Length: Permanent
Location: Horsham. Flexible working hours offered. Currently home based.
Interview Date: w/c 14 December 2020 (Microsoft Teams)
Here at West Sussex County Council, what we do changes lives. Are you passionate about growth and development of services? We are looking for a Senior Practitioner Occupational Therapist to provide specialist advice, knowledge and skill at the front door of Adult Social Care, Adult Carepoint 2 (ACP2).
We are looking for resilient and adaptable individuals to join our ACP2 team. You will be working alongside a multidisciplinary team including Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Assessment Officers (AO). The ACP2 team key function is to undertake initial telephone Care Act Assessment with customers, their carers or health colleagues. The ACP2 team begin, and in some circumstances complete, a statutory needs assessment with customers who are approaching WSCC for advice, guidance and support.
You will thrive in a fast-paced environment, work well under pressure and be extremely organised, ensuring that key developments are communicated to colleagues and that business change is successfully implemented.
We are looking for a candidate who will be able to support and develop team performance, manage incoming demand through allocation and implement practice improvements with the team. You'll need to be committed to evidence based practice and continuing professional development, ensuring that your practice is up to date. You will also be enthusiastic about mentoring and developing others.
Experience and Skills
- Expertise in applying a risk enablement approach and using evidence-based practice.
- Expertise in completion of strengths-based assessment (as directed by the Care Act 2014).
- Expertise in developing a person-centred care and support plan with clearly defined customer outcomes including advice and equipment
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to use a variety of information technologies.
- Excellent supervision, coaching and mentoring skills.
- Expertise in prioritising and organising own work and work of others to meet agreed performance expectations.
Qualifications and/or experience:
- Diploma /BSc Occupational Therapy or equivalent Occupational Therapy qualification.
- Registration with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
- Relevant post qualifying experience at a senior level with examples of applying Occupational Therapy practice to complex issues.
- Experience of supervising, coaching and mentoring of staff and students.
Rewards and Benefits
As an employer we recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive and dynamic working environment where employees can achieve their full potential, achieve a healthy work-life balance and are rewarded for the work they do.
In addition to working within a great team and a competitive salary you will have access to 29 days annual leave + bank holidays with the ability to buy additional leave annually
For a full list of the benefits offered to you as a West Sussex County Council employee you can find them on our Rewards and Benefits page.