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Senior Occupational Therapy Practitioner

  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: CAFHE03662
  • Published: Mon 09/05/2022, 8:26 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 30/05/2022, 8:26 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Senior Occupational Therapy Practitioner
  • Salary: £41591 - £44624 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: £41,591 to £44,624 per annum
Working Pattern: Full-time (37 hours per week)
Contract Length: Permanent
Location: Bridge House, Worthing
Interview Date: TBC (Microsoft Teams)

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.

Are you innovative with strong interpersonal skills and have the ability to work well under pressure? If so, take a look at the attached job description and see if you have the skills, qualifications, and experience to be a Senior Practitioner Occupational Therapist!

Experience and Skills

Key Skills:

  1. Ability to work proactively as a member of the team to make an accurate assessment of needs and negotiate and implement effective plans and outcomes, whilst prioritising workload and meeting deadlines.
  2. Demonstrable evidence of leadership skills when working in partnership with people, carers, colleagues and a variety of external agencies in complex situations to meet people's outcomes.
  3. Expertise of managing situations with complex and competing risks, utilising a risk enablement approach, and using evidence-based practice. Solution focussed with the ability to analyse complex situations and provide forward thinking strategies and solutions that consider a variety of possible strength-based solutions, balancing risks, resources and desired outcomes.
  4. Experience of contributing to or undertaking safeguarding enquiries.
  5. Highly developed communication skills to influence in a multi-disciplinary setting and communicate clearly and effectively to explain complicated information to a wide range of people and negotiate and persuade others to adopt a particular course of action that they may not otherwise wish to take.
  6. Able to model and use occupational therapy skills in practice, supervision, mentoring and leadership to develop and maintain an environment in which professionally curiosity, critical reflection and analysis is valued, staff are supported their find own solutions and practice capability is developed.
  7. Able to employ a range of occupational therapy approaches and interventions based on theory, research evidence and evaluation, linking theory to practice including acting as a subject matter expert in one or more specialist areas of intervention.
  8. Working autonomously with a highly complex, varied caseload often involving managing high levels of risk, prioritising and organising own work and work of others to meet agreed performance expectations.

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 in complex situations and occupational therapy intervention planning, implementation and review by means of creative and pragmatic solutions.
  • Extensive 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.
  • Excellent, 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 the following benefits:

  • 29 days annual leave + bank holidays with the ability to buy additional leave annually
  • Generous Pension Scheme
  • Flexi-Working

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.

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  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: CAFHE03662
  • Published: Mon 09/05/2022, 8:26 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 30/05/2022, 8:26 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Senior Occupational Therapy Practitioner
  • Salary: £41591 - £44624 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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