About The Job
Salary: £29,577 to £35,745 per annum (pro-rated if needed)
Working Pattern: Full-time (37 hours per week) and Part-time roles available
Contract Length: Permanent
Interview Date: TBC 2021 (Interviews may take place via MS Teams or face to face following COVID secure guidelines)
We're looking for Occupational Therapists and Senior Occupational Therapists to join our dedicated Life Long Services team!
In this exciting opportunity, you will work as part of a strong and dynamic service, working across the lifespan of disability, helping children, young people, and adults to live independent and productive lives. You will be expected to undertake strengths-based assessments utilising Occupational Therapy skills and knowledge to develop and implement a plan of support, aimed at improving wellbeing and delivering outcomes. The plan may include advice, information, the provision of assistive equipment and recommendations for home adaptation.
You'll be expected to use up to date evidence-based practice to inform your intervention and where appropriate carry out risk assessments and undertake assessments under the appropriate children's or adults' legislation. You will have a role in supervision and development of staff and students, whilst maintaining continual professional development (CPD) and sharing best practice with colleagues to deliver positive outcomes for residents in West Sussex. Linking people back into their communities, removing barriers to engagement and providing interventions that support resilience and maintain wellbeing is also essential to this role.
To be qualified for this role, you will need to be resilient, adaptable, organised and able to work in a fast-paced environment. You'll need to work proportionately and accurately record using electronic systems. You'll also need to be committed to evidence-based practice and continuing professional development, ensuring that your practice is up to date.
Experience and Skills
1. Ability to apply a risk enablement approach and use evidence-based practice.
2. Ability to complete a strengths-based assessment (as directed by the Care Act 2014 for Adults and the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 for Children).
3. Ability to develop a person-centred care and support plan with clearly defined outcomes.
4. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to use a variety of information technologies.
5. Excellent supervision, coaching and mentoring skills
6. Ability to prioritise and organise work and 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 of clinical functional assessments, intervention planning, implementation and review, with examples of applying Occupational Therapy practice to complex issues.
* Experience of supervising staff.
* Experience of inter-agency and multi-disciplinary work to support collaborative working relationships.
* Sound and accurate IT knowledge to ensure effective record keeping, respecting confidentiality.
Rewards and Benefits
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.
To apply, upload your CV and complete the application explaining the skills and experience 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 an enhanced DBS check, 5 years referencing, HCPC registration and a health check.
From 11 November 2021, individuals who work in or carry out some of their duties in CQC-registered care homes must by law be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be medically exempt from vaccination. This requirement applies to the role advertised and successful applicants will need to provide evidence that they are fully vaccination or exempt before employment starts. We value your interest in our vacancy and if you are concerned about how this provision might affect your application, please contact us to discuss it.
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.