Permanent, Full Time
£30,906 - £42,254 per annum
Location: Chelmsford (Broomfield Hospital)
Closing Date: 27th January 2021
About the Role
This is a chance for an experienced Occupational Therapist to take a step forward in their career or to expand their knowledge and experience in working within a Discharge To Assess Model.
This model of practice is ever evolving and developing and as a member within the team you will be an influencer of change and progression.
You will be supporting adults who have recently been discharged from hospital or supporting them to prevent an admission into hospital. The ethos being to support Adults to leave hospital, when safe and appropriate to do so, and continuing their care and assessment out of hospital.
Wherever possible Adults will be supported to return to their home for assessment. Your support will be focussed on enabling adults to remain as independent and self-caring as possible in their own homes. However, some Adults may have been discharged to a temporary care home environment to aid their recovery and for a period of assessment to be able to identify their short or long term care and support needs.
You will be working in collaboration with allied health care professionals and care providers using a multi – disciplinary approach to ensure the adults receive the right support at the right time.
As an Occupational Therapist, you will be supporting the development of practice, skills and knowledge with the Social Workers and Community Support Workers within the team
You will primarily be based in Mid Essex however; you may be asked to travel outside the county in line with operational demand.
A key part of the role is the ability to work alongside families, ECC category and contracts colleagues, ELS legal services, our health partners and providers to promote opportunities for our adults to maximise their progression and independence with a person-centred approach
With us, you can achieve more – for yourself as well as the vulnerable adults you work to support. We’re always looking for new ways to deliver even better services, Occupational Therapists play an integral role in our preventative approach to Social Care. We encourage our multi-disciplinary teams to share their ideas and experience. We work together to get things done. Bring your positive, proactive attitude, and we’ll empower you to make the most of your experience as an Occupational Therapist within Essex County Council (ECC) Adult Social Care services.
To apply, you’ll need a degree or diploma in Occupational Therapy, CQSW, CSS or equivalent qualification, with current Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration. With experience of working in a Social Care or Health setting ideally working to support vulnerable adults. This should include the ability to work with a complex caseload underpinned by evidence-based practice.
This role involves travelling around Essex. A driving licence and car - or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means - is essential. However, given the current pandemic Essex County Council continues to review its ways of working during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. We continue to work within adult social care with a focus on “digital first”, where the default position is, where possible, for our staff to work from home (this is continuously reviewed).
All candidates applying to Adult Social Care will be expected to join on a 12-week rota on a 6-day shift pattern and this will include some weekend work. However, we still promote flexible working and a flexible work pattern can be discussed. For further details please enquire with our resourcing team, alternatively working patterns can be discussed at interview.
This post attracts a 6% pay allowance for working Sundays and Bank Holidays on a rota pattern over and beyond the 12 week rota.
What we offer in return
We’ll support you to be to your best, with the resources, training and development to empower you. You can add to your expertise, with a range of opportunities offered by our award-winning Essex Social Care Academy. And, with flexible working options and other lifestyle benefits, we’ll enable you to make the most of your life outside work, too.
Whatever you want to achieve in your social care career, you can do it here.
Apply now at WorkingForEssex.com or please contact Danny.Adderson@essex.gov.uk
If you have any questions about the role, or working with us, please contact our Resourcing Team on 0333 013 5888.
Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found on https://www.workingforessex.com/benefits.
Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.