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 supports 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 team 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.
Why not have a look at our dedicated Occupational Therapist website to learn more!
About The Job
Salary: £36,922 - £39,880
Working Pattern: Full-time (37 hours per week)
Contract Length: Permanent
Interview Date: w/c 4 October 2021 (Microsoft Teams)
Here at West Sussex County Council, what we do changes lives.
Are you passionate about working with Adults and want to use your core skills as a Senior Practitioner Occupational Therapist?
As a lead clinician, we are looking for a passionate, enthusiastic and motivated Senior Practitioner Occupational Therapist to undertake complex strength-based assessment, provide expertise to residents of West Sussex, Occupational Therapy assistance and other social care professionals. You will be expected to use evidence-based practice to deliver positive outcomes for residents in West Sussex.
As part of the Occupational Therapy Team, you'll focus on preventing, reducing and delaying the need for care and support; providing advice, information, equipment and adaptation to promote wellbeing and independence. You will ensure that residents, families and communities have the right support in place at the right time.
Working alongside the Occupational Therapy Team Manager, you will provide Occupational Therapy expertise, professional supervision and support to colleagues.
You will need to be innovative with strong interpersonal skills and have the ability to work well under pressure.
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 outcomes.
- 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.
- 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 the following benefits:
- 26 days annual leave + bank holidays with the ability to buy additional leave annually
- Generous Pension Scheme
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.
The reference number for this role is CAFHE02869 .
For an informal discussion please contact Tel: 07841867416
For an informal conversation, please contact Daisy Doyle (Resourcing Advisor) at . For issues or queries regarding your application please contact .
To apply, upload your CV and complete the application explaining the skills and experience you can you can bring to the role ensuring that any gaps in employment are covered in your CV. Please ensure you have saved the job description attached to the main advert on our website as, once the job has closed, you may not have the opportunity to download again.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post is subject to HCPC registration, an enhanced DBS check and 5 years referencing.
West Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer committed to promoting an environment that is inclusive and free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of its people. We actively welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and take every possible step to ensure that no individual will be disadvantaged.
For information regarding your eligibility to apply for this role under our Disability or Veteran's Guaranteed Interview Scheme, this can be found on our application help page.
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