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Senior Occupational Therapist OR Occupational Therapist

  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: CAFHE03719
  • Published: Tue 26/04/2022, 8:26 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 17/05/2022, 8:26 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Occupational Therapist
  • Salary: £30095 - £40578 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: West Sussex, Hampshire, Based in Horsham or Chichester, but working countywide , Based in Crawley, Based in Chichester

About The Job

Salary: £30,095 to £40,578 per annum
Working Pattern: Full-time (37 hours per week) Part-time hours can be considered.
Contract Length: Permanent
Location: Durban House, Bognor Regis
Interview Date: TBC (Microsoft Teams)

At West Sussex County Council, what we do changes lives. We are looking for Occupational Therapist or Senior Occupational Therapist to be part of a strong and dynamic team. You will have excellent communication skills and be able to manage complex and sensitive situations.

As an Occupational Therapist or Senior Occupational Therapist, you will:

  • Be required to undertake strengths-based assessments as directed by Care Act 2014.
  • You will 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 Mental capacity Act and/or Deprivation of Liberty safeguards.
  • Maintain continual professional development (CPD) and sharing best practice with colleagues to deliver positive outcomes for residents in West Sussex is key.

Are you resilient, adaptable, and looking for a dynamic position within a supportive service that innovates and grows? If so, take a look at the attached job description and see if you have the skills, qualifications, and experience to be a Senior Occupational Therapist OR Occupational Therapist!

Experience and Skills

Key Skills:

  1. Experience of working proactively as a member of the team to make an accurate strengths-based assessment of needs and negotiate and implement effective plans and outcomes (in line with relevant legislation), working in partnership with carers, colleagues, and a variety of external agencies to meet people's outcomes.
  2. Experience of applying a risk enablement approach and using evidence-based practice.
  3. Experience of analysis and interpretation of people related information and data to prioritise needs and formulate plans for intervention and service provision.
  4. Experience of contributing to safeguarding enquiries.
  5. Ability to supervise and develop the capabilities of unregistered practitioners, and to mentor and coach students and apprentices.
  6. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to interact effectively with a range of stakeholders to provide clear advice and guidance and interventions.
  7. Ability to recognise the limits of own accountability and responsibility, know when to seek appropriate support, advice and supervision, and to prioritise and organise work and meet agreed performance expectations.
  8. Sound and accurate IT skills to ensure effective record keeping, compliant with data protection and respecting confidentiality.

To support your application as a Grade 11 Senior Occupational Therapist:

Please refer to Job Descrption.

Qualifications and/or experience:

  • Diploma / BSc Occupational Therapy or recognised equivalent Occupational Therapy qualification.
  • Registration with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Experience of undertaking assessments and intervention planning, implementation, and review by means of creative and pragmatic solutions.
  • Experience of working in partnership with those who access the service and maintaining a focus on the needs and strengths of the people, and the outcomes they want to achieve, whilst handling conflict and disagreement.
  • Experience of managing risk within a risk enablement approach
  • Good, up-to-date working knowledge of relevant legislation e.g., Care Act (2014), Mental Capacity Act (2005) etc.

Rewards and Benefits

In addition to working within a great team and a competitive salary you will have access to:

  • 26 days annual leave + bank holidays with the ability to buy additional leave annually
  • Access to a generous, defined benefit pension scheme
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role
  • Excellent progression structure to support your career aspirations
  • Access to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) monies for training and development linked to Occupational Therapy.

Further Information

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 HCPC registration, an enhanced DBS check, 5 years referencing and a health check.

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.

  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: CAFHE03719
  • Published: Tue 26/04/2022, 8:26 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 17/05/2022, 8:26 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Occupational Therapist
  • Salary: £30095 - £40578 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: West Sussex, Hampshire, Based in Horsham or Chichester, but working countywide , Based in Crawley, Based in Chichester

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