Occupational Therapist - Enhanced Support In Reach - Working for Essex
Salary: £32,065 - £43,839 per annum
Closing date: 19 Apr 2021
Location: Essex
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 1235
Role: Social Care
About the role

Occupational Therapist - Enhanced Support In Reach

Permanent, Full Time

£32,065 - £43,839 per annum

Location: Essex

Closing Date: 20th April 2021

About the Role

Working to support adults, and their families, who have complex social needs and are more vulnerable as a result of disability, exclusion, or diminished capacity, you’ll maximise their potential to live independently.

With case work focusing on the most complex and challenging adult cases, you’ll ensure that adults and their families are safeguarded. You’ll share ideas and best practice, providing specialist advice as part of a multi-disciplinary team sharing your knowledge as an Occupational Therapist.

We currently have an Occupational Therapist role within our Countywide team for Enhanced Support In Reach.

We’re looking for an experienced practitioner, ideally with LD and/or Autism experience and experience of working with adults with additional needs, ie. Mental Health. This role requires the ability to travel to secure hospitals/units, residential and supported living provisions and close working with health partners.

You will become a partner of the local community in which our residents live, alongside your Occupational Therapy work connecting Adults to opportunities in the community and universal services.

Openness to innovation is integral to this work, you will need to think outside the box and identify new ways of working and supporting others. You will be working collaboratively with Statutory and non-statutory organisations, excellent communication skills are essential for this role.

About Us

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.

About You

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.

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 www.workingforessex.com or 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/working-here/pay-reward/

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.