Senior OT Practitioner - Hub of Independent Practitioners

England, Essex, Chelmsford
£38400 - £46475 per annum
20 Aug 2019
31 Aug 2019
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

This is a part time 28 hours a week role for a fixed term of 1 year and secondment would also be considered.

The role of the Senior Occupational Therapist is to ensure that professional intervention is appropriately discharged to maximise vulnerable people's potential in being able to support themselves within agreed resources. The role is underpinned through the 6 key principles Empowerment, Prevention, Proportionality, Protection, Partnership and Accountability defined by the Care Act 2014.

The Adult Operations function delivers direct provision of services relating to vulnerable adults and their families. These services are delivered against specifications set by the People Commissioning function in line with the County Council's overarching outcomes.

The role reports directly to the Independent Workforce Team Manager and will be a member of a small team (8 FTE) of Social workers, Occupational Therapists and Workforce Assistants and around 100 Independent Practitioners. The team is countywide covering all adults over the age of 18 years and cross specialism. The individual will be required to support OT activity across various teams and service user groups.

The postholder is responsible for working with individuals who have complex social needs and are more vulnerable as a result of disability, exclusion, or diminished capacity.They will be required to support the Independent Workforce Team Manager by modelling good practice, setting expectations for others and taking responsibility and accountability for the practice of others and mentoring newly qualified staff. The role also requires the post holder to build on existing relationships with strategic partners, particularly where there is a joint agency team.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Diploma / Degree in Occupational Therapy, CQSW, CSS or equivalent
  • Current HCPC Registration
  • Evidence of continuing professional development e.g. MCA BIA AMHP
  • A good working knowledge and ability to use information technology and related systems.
  • 3 years relevant experience in Social Care setting.
  • Evidence of working with a complex caseload that is underpinned by evidence based practice.
  • Required to be mobile throughout an operational area. To be able to attend meetings or provide cover in other locations. Driving licence and car or access to other effective transport arrangements 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 .

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.

If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0333 0135888.