Occupational Therapist - Mid Essex - Working for Essex
Salary: £32,787 to £44,826 per annum - Pay Award Pending
Closing date: 12 Apr 2023
Location: Chelmsford
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 10570
Role: Social Care
About the role

Occupational Therapist - Mid Essex

Permanent, Full Time and Part Time Opportunities

£32,787 to £44,826 per annum - Pay Award Pending

Location: Chelmsford

Working Style: Community-based worker

Full time and part time opportunities are available. The advertised salary will be pro rata’d for part time hours.

Occupational Therapists, working for Essex County Council, undertake a range of assessments, interventions, and support for the residents of Essex, with a focus on occupation, activity, choice and control, to empower the residents to achieve their functional goals and aspirations. The Occupational Therapists use a strengths-based model, utilising the most appropriate approach to facilitate occupational performance. Our Occupational Therapists role is diverse, offering opportunities to undertake other related aspects of social care case management, where this is intrinsic to the occupational performance of the person. This may include safeguarding, mental capacity and best interest assessments, care and support planning and ensuring the appropriate support from other agencies is in place.

Why Join Us?

What sets our Occupational Therapists apart is the sheer diversity of the work. Join us and you could find yourself making an impact in housing, community sector coalition, commissioning, provider quality, organisational safeguards, mental health or learning disabilities, to name a few.

You will join a knowledgeable and supportive team, who are proud of creating an inclusive environment where we build each other up. And, with access to a range of training and development opportunities to empower you through our award-winning Essex Social Care Academy along with flexible working options, you can make your career work for you.

Here’s what our OT’s have to say:

“Some jobs can become a little monotonous over time, but I have never felt that as a Social Care OT! The job has always been very interesting with a respectful team and opportunities to progress. The pace of work changes as well as the types of assessment. I have been here over 5 years and have no plans to move on. I find ECC social care a progressive organisation which moves with new ethos and technology.”

“A very special thank you to all the OT’s in the south – they are all an amazing team but most of all so supportive. They have all helped me settle back in after a period of time in the health service. I feel proud to be part of the OT crew.”

About You

To apply, you’ll need a degree or diploma in Occupational Therapy, or equivalent qualification, with current Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration.

You’ll bring significant experience of Occupational Therapy, modelling good practice and providing advice and guidance in complex situations. As, as a subject matter expert in relevant professional practice, you should have a comprehensive understanding of current legislation, regulations, and guidance. With experience of chairing meetings involving clients, family members, carers, and other multi-agency professionals, we’re looking for your ability to develop strong relationships with partner agencies and the local community to provide a supportive framework for vulnerable adults.

You’ll also bring:

  • Evidence of continuing professional development and capability of practice in accordance with current professional standards.
  • An in-depth understanding of the financial implications of commissioned care packages.
  • The ability to make clear decisions, to highlight and limit potential risks associated with intervention.

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.

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription, and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service

What we offer in return

We’ll support you to be to your best…

  • Training and development to empower you from our award-winning Essex Social Care Academy.
  • With us you can make your career work for you with flexible working options
  • With us you can get the support you need with employee wellbeing and counselling
  • Lease Car scheme
  • Up to £8000 for relocation *
  • With us you can have peace of mind with life assurance of three times annual salary
  • Payment of professional fees for approved professions

Whatever you want to achieve in your social care career, you can do it here.

*T&Cs Apply.

To read more about us please visit: Adult Social Care Brochure

Apply now.

For more information contact Abbie.Mollison@essex.gov.uk

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 .

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