An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Occupational Therapist to join our Short Term Pathways Team. We are offering an excellent opportunity to join a friendly, dynamic and supportive team which promotes professional development.
The post would be based in the West Kent area and focusing on the work for discharge planning for clients under the Older Persons remit. This post is within a team that works collaboratively with health and other partnership agencies and focuses on promoting a person’s independence
We are looking for motivated, experienced professionals who are interested in working within the Short Term Pathways, and keen to work with Acute, Community Hospitals. The successful applicant also needs to be flexible in their approach and committed to working in an integrated team and ready to embrace new ways of working, to help further shape our services
As an Occupational Therapist within the Short Term Pathways team you will be working with people over the age of 18 with a wide range of needs, you will manage a caseload requiring assessment, review and on-going support to make a real difference in achieving improved outcomes and leading to independent living for the service user.
Our team in Short Term Pathways is creative, energetic, dynamic and diverse. The team are proud of the high standard of service we provide to our customers at their most vulnerable times.
You should have previous experience of Adult Social Care or working in community settings, with an awareness of enablement, major adaptations and specialist equipment and be able to use these interchangeably to have a substantial impact to the person’s life. Robust Moving and Handling skills are essential to help maximise independence, using alternatives to traditional double handed care approaches. We are dedicated to delivering strong support for our staff offering a robust supervision, CPD and development programme to support you in your role and professional development.
You should have a proven ability to facilitate proportional, functional, holistic assessments and be passionate about maximising independence, building confidence and achieving best outcomes for people; working in a person-centred way. You will need to have good communication and IT skills and be able to work under pressure to prioritise work and manage your time effectively.
The ability to travel across a wide geographical area in a timely and flexible manner at various times of the day is essential. You should note that public transport is rarely a viable option as some rural areas of Kent often have limited public transport.
This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.
We are increasingly accessible to the public outside of traditional office hours, as we
move towards an 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week service to ensure service needs
This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring service and a relevant professional qualification (Occupational Therapy) as well as up to date registration with the appropriate professional body.
If you wish to discuss the position further please contact Melanie Arnst - Senior Practitioner Occupational Therapist West Kent on 03000 413211
Jane Sargeant - Team Manager - Short Term Pathways West Kent on 03000 414673