Occupational Therapist Life Long Services
Join us and make a difference in our communities
Our Lifelong Services Teams have a unique focus, supporting children, young people and adults with lifelong physical disabilities, learning disabilities and autism. We know that a dedicated and strengths-based approach to disability, working in partnership with individuals and their families, can make a positive difference, enabling individuals to live a good life, as defined by them. We believe the best staff get the best outcomes and we're looking to strengthen our teams today.
We provide a working environment that values professional supervision and support. Innovation and evidence-based practice underpins what we do, and we maintain an environment within which our occupational therapists can develop and progress in their careers. We are looking for exceptional staff who share our passion for the customer group we support and who can help us to be even better than we are today. If you look for the opportunities when other people see challenges, then we will support you to progress and develop throughout your occupational therapy career.
About The Job
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 utilizing 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. Maintaining continual professional development (CPD) and sharing best practice with colleagues to deliver positive outcomes for residents in West Sussex is key. 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.
Salary: NJC Grade 9 £32,020 to £34,723 to NJC Grade 11 £39,493 to £42,503
Working Pattern: Full Time
Contract Length: Permanent
Location: Multiple Locations
Interview Date: 12/06/2023
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. Ability to prioritise and organise work and meet agreed performance expectations.
6. Sound and accurate IT skills to ensure effective record keeping, respecting confidentiality.
Qualifications and/or experience:
* Diploma / BSc Occupational Therapy or equivalent Occupational Therapy qualification.
* Registration with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
* Experience of undertaking clinical functional assessments and of Occupational Therapy intervention planning, implementation and review.
* Experience of working as an Occupational Therapist with people with physical disabilities in the community providing appropriate interventions to enable independence at home.
* Experience of inter-agency and multi-disciplinary work to support collaborative working relationships.
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.
The reference number for this role is CAFHE04475 .
For an informal conversation or for further information regarding the role, please contact Hiring Manager (Job Title) at email address. For issues or queries regarding your application please contact .
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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post is subject to (delete as appropriate) Social Work England registration, 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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