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Occupational Therapist

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Suffolk County Council
Place of work:
Haverhill House; Mildenhall Health Clinic, Mildenhall; West Suffolk House, Bury St Edmunds
Salary details:
£26,470 - £32,233
Job term:
Full or Part Time
Closing date:
05 May 2019 11:30 PM
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Flexible working is available, such as part time hours, term time working and different locations.

West Suffolk (Mildenhall / Haverhill / Bury St Edmunds), Adult and Community Services.

Appointing (based on skills and experience) at:
Grade 5: Newly Qualified SW at £26,999 or Experienced SW at £28,785 - £31,371.

Our vision is to be a leading social care service, working in new ways with partners to provide outstanding outcomes for people. This is your chance to be part of this and make a positive difference to the people of Suffolk.

We have an ambitious transformation agenda, refocussing the way we think, work and deliver our services, with a greater focus on early intervention, recovery and enabling people to live independently for as long as possible. We aim to make the best and most sustainable use of all resources available to the adult, their families and carers, ensuring they have access to information and tools including the use of digital solutions. This helps enable them to live a healthy and independent life for as long as possible, exercising choice and control while ensuring safety, dignity and quality of life.

You will:

  • carry out high-quality assessment of physical, psychological and environmental needs, in order to promote independence within our statutory obligations
  • promote independence, wellbeing and choice for customers
  • offer a service in-line with the principles of Supporting Lives Connecting Communities (SLCC); promoting self-support, reablement and personalisation
  • carry out complex asset-based assessments / short term enablement plans (STEPS) and reviews
  • work with and support a wide range of people living in the community or recently discharged from hospital whose situations are complex and challenging and who are vulnerable or disadvantaged in some way
  • act as a role model to unqualified staff, contributing to the implementation of further change required across the system (e.g. Health Integration and the Care Act)
  • act as supervisor to a small number of IWPs (Independent Wellbeing Practitioners) with the opportunity to supervise and support lower grade staff (qualified and unqualified)
  • support Occupational Therapy Students on fieldwork placement.

You can contribute to developing:

  • OT Apprenticeships
  • internal rotation between various teams within the council
  • rotation with health
  • simple assessment clinics and different ways of seeing customers
  • our work with other providers to share best ways of working.

In return we offer you:

  • an induction to the role with support by peers and mentors
  • ongoing training, to support your personal and professional development
  • clinical support with peers and CPD meetings
  • multidisciplinary team working, currently comprising of Team Manager, Senior Practitioner, Senior Social Workers and Occupational Therapists, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists, and Independence Wellbeing Practitioners
  • development of integrated teams with community health colleagues
  • a variety of case work with customers, their families and carers in the community including reablement, moving and handling, complex equipment and adaptation needs
  • a newly qualified Occupational Therapy Programme joint with Social Workers, and the opportunity to link with newly qualified staff in Health
  • a flexible working policy (predominately Monday - Friday office hours)
  • generous annual leave entitlement.

A relevant Occupational Therapy qualification and HCPC registration is essential. 

You will be required to travel frequently in rural areas, so you must hold a full valid driving licence and have access to personal transport.

For an informal discussion only, please contact Julie Chrisman on (01284) 758589.

Please read the Job and Person Profile before applying.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks required for relevant posts. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.

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