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Senior Occupational Therapists

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Suffolk County Council
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Salary details:
£32,029 - £34,585 (pro rata for part time)
Job term:
Full or Part Time
Closing date:
21 July 2019 11:30 PM
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Take this opportunity to move forward in your Occupational Therapy (OT) career and progress in a great service.

We are ambitious in what we want to achieve with you, your team and the service in future and our focus is on early intervention, recovery and enabling people to live a healthy and independent life for as long as possible; exercising choice and control while ensuring safety, dignity and quality of life.

You will hold a key role within a multidisciplinary team comprising of:

  • Team Manager
  • Senior Practitioners
  • Senior Social Workers
  • Senior Occupational Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Independence Wellbeing Practitioners.

This will see you in a position effectively managing a highly complex caseload, prioritising work, allocating cases and managing your time to provide OT to adults with care and support needs, living in their own homes.

Completing asset-based, face-to-face assessments with adults, and their carers, to address functional needs, and where appropriate care issues, taking into account available resources, reablement potential, as well as possible equipment and digital solutions.

Undertaking a variety of OT work, including:

  • urgent requests to resolve complex moving and handling issues
  • developing, implementing and reviewing reablement plans
  • setting goals and outcomes with adults with care and support needs and their carers
  • considering various solutions to meet customer needs, including care support, alternative techniques, equipment or adaptations, assessing for and following up on these as required.

To be successful in this role, you will need a strong mix of knowledge and skills and a level of resilience.

Adult service is challenging, but will continue to be fascinating and very rewarding.

You will need a relevant Occupational Therapy qualification and HCPC registration.

We offer you:

  • an induction to the role, with support from peers and mentors
  • ongoing training, to support your personal and professional development
  • clinical support with peers and CPD meetings
  • a free DBS check if needed
  • development of integrated teams with community health colleagues
  • a variety of case work with customers their families and carers in the community including reablement, moving and handling, complex equipment and adaptation needs
  • a Newly Qualified Occupational Therapy Programme joint with Social Workers and the opportunity to link with Newly Qualified staff in Health
  • flexible working (outside of the usual Monday - Friday office hours)
  • generous annual leave entitlement.

We are developing:

  • OT Apprenticeships
  • internal rotation between various teams within the council
  • rotation with health
  • simple assessment clinics and different ways of seeing customers
  • our work with other providers to share best ways of working.

Benefits include:

  • flexible working arrangements available
  • a relocation scheme for qualifying new employees of up to £8k
  • free parking for you as a peripatetic worker
  • free DBS check (if you are registered on the DBS Update Service)
  • public transport discounts and season ticket loan scheme
  • tax free bikes through our cycle to work scheme
  • a contributory pension scheme
  • a benefits scheme that includes childcare voucher salary sacrifice scheme
  • a free 24/7 support line, providing general information, counselling and legal advice
  • a wide range of staff support networks and representative bodies.

Future career path

  • Newly Qualified OT (Grade 5): £26,999
  • OT (Grade 5): £28,785 - £31,371
  • Senior OT (Grade 6): £32,029 - £34,585.
  • moving onto Team Manager level, Professional Advisor and Practice Governance roles.

Our workplace values

Above all, we are seeking a great team member with the right values and behaviours, to ensure our workplace values are at the heart of everything we do.

  • Achieve – be the best we can be
  • Support – work as one team
  • Pride – take pride in and are proud of what we do
  • Inspire – model the ASPIRE values
  • Respect – give and earn respect
  • Empower – empower, encourage and motivate people.

You will be required to travel frequently in rural areas, therefore, you must hold a full valid driving licence and have access to personal transport.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Fiona Smith from 1 July 2019, on 07872 421566.

Apply by CV and a short online form and we will support you in finding the right team for you.

Flexible Working options available to support you, your work life balance and career.

See the Job and Person Profile before applying, for Flexible Working Options.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. We are also committed to flexible working.  For the types of flexible or part time working available for specific roles, please see the Job and Person Profile. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.

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