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Occupational Therapist

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Hastings
  • Salary
  • £33,962 - £43,183 pro rata per annum
  • Closing date
  • 25/02/2024
  • Department
  • Adult Social Care and Health
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Part Time
  • Hours
  • 18.5
  • Job type
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/196013/38556
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/196013/38556
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Hastings
  • Salary
  • £33,962 - £43,183 pro rata per annum
  • Closing date
  • 25/02/2024
  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Department
  • Adult Social Care and Health
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Part Time
  • Hours
  • 18.5
  • Job type
  • Occupational Therapy

 

Are you ready to make a real positive impact on another person’s life?

If you are, then you might be well suited to a career in Occupational Therapy.  Some experience in health and social care preferred and you must have a desire to make a difference.

As an Adult Social Care Occupational Therapist, you can make a real difference to a person’s life, visiting people in their homes, providing specialist assessment and meeting eligible needs through equipment provision and reablement.

East Sussex County Council (ESCC) is working to increase its integrated approach to the delivery of health and social care services.  ESCC Occupational Therapy Services is looking for Occupational Therapists to be part of this process.

The role will include assessing Adults in line with the Care Act. As an Occupational Therapist, you will have a pivotal role in the well-being agenda and inform the interventions needed to meet clients' and carers assessed eligible needs. You will manage and reduce risks, allowing clients to remain as safe as possible in their own homes, using a reablement approach. 

The role will involve using a range of solutions to enhance independence and reduce risk - including daily living equipment, moving and handling equipment, seating, minor housing adaptations and joint working with partner agencies. 

We will support you to develop the skills you’ll need to manage the challenges of this role within a learning environment, built on a culture of continual professional development.  As an Occupational Therapist, you will be required to produce annual competencies.  Additionally, you will also need to produce a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate development of your skills and knowledge to progress though the salary scale at specific points.

Your application form must include how you meet the essential criteria found in the job description and additionally any desirable criteria you feel you meet.

Interviews will be held Face to Face.

If you are energetic, self-motivated, and committed to working across agencies, as well as strengthening partnerships, particularly with health, and are passionate about developing your career, then we would like to hear from you.

In return we will offer you a comprehensive induction programme, regular supervision and training and development opportunities together with

Hybrid / agile working 

We offer a diverse range of benefits to help and support you during your employment. More information can be found on our benefits page.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity contact Sam Godfrey, Practice Manager, on 07710 065601 or Johanna Markham, Practice Manager, on 07825 782815.

Additional Information

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits. 

If you require sponsorship to work in the UK please let the hiring manager know this in your application so we can check eligibility for sponsorship for the role.

If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.

Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.


Equal Opportunities

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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