We have an opportunity for an Occupational Therapist within the Independence and Reablement Team in the Dales area. Applications are welcome from applicants on a full time or part time basis. We are looking for an Occupational Therapist who is motivated and dynamic to join our team of experienced Occupational Therapists and Social Workers to deliver an effective holistic service.
This is an excellent opportunity to join our Independence and Reablement Service within Health and Adult Services and our inclusive way of working, enhancing person centred care. Health and Adult Services is an exciting and friendly place of work, committed to delivering services to its local community and providing opportunities for our local resident’s.
You will support the needs of the client establishing person centred goals, assess their short term needs, conduct timely reviews and progress clients within the service where required. You will work to increase the client’s independence and quality of life, maximising function to empower and enable them to remain in the community for as long as possible.
We offer structured supervision and training to enhance skills and excellent development opportunities
You will work closely in partnership with a variety of teams and agencies, including health colleagues, stronger communities and prevention teams, voluntary and independent sector, mental health and public health colleagues. Our ethos is to promote health and wellbeing, preventing, reducing and delaying need, in line with the Care Act.
As an Occupational Therapist, you will undertake a range of strength based assessments and interventions to ensure that adults with care and support needs and their carers achieve their desired outcomes and wellbeing to live independent lives. You will determine eligibility for adults with care and support needs against the national standards and ensure that they are safe from harm but where harm or abuse is identified ensure the safety of the person and undertake the relevant safeguarding enquiries.
To be eligible for this post you will have a professional Occupational Therapist qualification BHSc (Hons) Degree, and have current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.
In addition, we offer a range of benefits including generous leave entitlement, a local government pension scheme, salary sacrifice and employee discount benefits.
North Yorkshire is a modern council rolling out new technology including modern IT equipment, WIFI access across NYCC buildings, remote access and Skype. North Yorkshire promotes opportunities for flexible working.
For an informal discussion about the roles, please contact Andrea Preston on 01609 536181
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