Occupational Therapist - West Essex OT Hub - Working for Essex
Salary: £32,787 to £44,826 per annum
Closing date: 17 Jul 2022
Location: Harlow
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 7798
Role: Social Care
About the role

Occupational Therapist - West Essex OT Hub

Permanent, Full Time

£32,787 to £44,826 per annum

Location: Harlow, Epping & Uttlesford

Community-based worker

We currently have several opportunities for Occupational Therapists, within our West Essex area.

The West Essex area covers Harlow, Epping and Uttlesford. West Essex is unique as it borders London boroughs, Hertfordshire , Cambridgeshire and has close links to NHS partners in the area. This offers the opportunity for those joining us in West Essex to be involved in initiatives that run across authorities and organisations. With close proximity to bordering counties and North East London the area is ideal for those that want to commute into Essex.

The Role

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 OTs use a strengths-based approach, utilising appropriate community assets, and provide appropriate adaptations and equipment.

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.

Occupational Therapists carry out assessments of risk and deliver therapeutic interventions, which build resilience and enable independent living for vulnerable adults. Our OT's also undertake related aspects of social care work, such as safeguarding, mental capacity and best interest assessments, care and support planning and ensuring the appropriate support from other agencies is in place or available.

All OT's work in teams alongside Social Workers and Community Support Workers. MDT working is really important, and the ability to be able to provide information, advice and guidance from an OT perspective to the MDT team is an important skill required of all our OTs.

Please see further information regarding our Adult Social Care teams here.

About Us

Essex County Council has been awarded Social Work Employer of the Year in the prestigious 2021 Social Worker of the Year Awards.

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 find out more about what it’s like working within ECC’s Adult Social Care services, please see a short video here.

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.

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. 

What we offer in return

You’ll be working in a multi-disciplinary team within Adult Social Care, under the direct support and supervision of an experienced Senior Occupational Therapist, with access to learning and development opportunities to support your practice development.

We’ll support you to be to your best, working in a multidisciplinary team within Adult Social Care, under the direct support and supervision of an experienced Senior Occupational Therapist.

You will be empowered to do your role to the best of your ability with access to a range of opportunities, offered by our award-winning CPD through the 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 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.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.

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