Team: Integrated Services, Occupational Therapy
Salary: £32,472 - £35,430 per annum, pro rata + MRS £2,000 per annum, pro rata
Hours: Full time (37 hours)
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Watling House, Dunstable
Closing date: Rolling advert to 30th April 2019
Interview Date: TBC - applications will be reviewed upon receipt
More about the role:
An exciting opportunity has arisen within Occupational Therapy in Integrated Services to work in Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC).
This is a Senior Practitioner role which will include managing a customer caseload which consists of specialist and complex assessments for minor and major adaptations, working alongside housing and social care colleagues. You will be assisting the Team Manager in the development of an effective and confident workforce in line with the Directorate’s values and priorities, supervising and creating a positive team ethos, setting an example in all aspects of work to ensure the exemplary reputation of the Council is upheld.
Integrated Services operates 11 locality-based teams that provide Assessment and Case Management across all client groups, which include:
- Older Person & Physical Disability Teams;
- Occupational Therapy Team
- Adult Learning Disability Team
- Preparing for Adulthood
- Hospital discharge based at the Luton & Dunstable Acute Hospital
The service works in close partnership with other health and care services.
Working for us, you can expect to be valued for your positive and dynamic practice, be assisted to continue to develop as a practitioner within a supportive learning environment and operate within a ‘can do’ culture. Your contribution in helping us to succeed could enable you to discover your greatness.
You will have skills that help us achieve the delivery of excellent person-centred approaches. You will value sound evidence-based practice and understand that best practice results in best value. You will know the importance of enabling people to be supported to be as independent as possible for as long as possible and that having a strong connection with local services and communities can make a real difference to people's lives and overall wellbeing.
If you have a professional OT qualification and want to be part of a team delivering a responsive, flexible and resilient service underpinned by a caring, compassionate and confident operating culture, then we want to hear from you.
You must be a registered Occupational Therapist and be able to travel around the county independently, able to work in the community covering the Central Bedfordshire region. You will be assessing customers in their homes for adaptations and appropriate recommendations to enable them to stay in their own homes. Promoting independence, with a proactive and enabling approach is our ethos.
We want every person in Central Bedfordshire to have responsive, proportionate, customer-focused care and support - making our area a great place to live and work.
Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work'.
For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Charanjib Bhatti at firstname.lastname@example.org on 0300 300 5830 or Lisa Monteiro Pinto at email@example.com or 0300 300 4231
For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Safeguarding (For DBS posts only):
Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.
Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.
To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline.
If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role.http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/jobs/work-here/application.aspx