Occupational Therapist - Craven
Are you an experienced Occupational Therapist looking for your next challenge?
If so, we want to hear from you!
We are currently looking for Occupational Therapists to join our Craven team on a full time or part time basis.
Our team is a mix of Social Care Assessors (Social Workers) and Occupational Therapists responsible for assessing adults, older people, children and people with physical, sensory and mental health conditions. We are a key part of our Health and Adult service which is an exciting and friendly place of work, committed to delivering services to its local community and providing opportunities for our local residents.
We are proud of our successful track record as a leading care service provider and we consistently appear amongst the top performing County Councils in the country. You would be joining us at a pivotal time for both North Yorkshire and the County Council's development as we take forward our 2020 plans and work with partners to develop a distinctive public health and adult social care agenda. This aims to support more people to live longer, healthier and independent lives.
As an OT your focus will be to maximise the independence and safety of vulnerable people in North Yorkshire who have social care needs using a person centred approach. This will be achieved by undertaking assessments with vulnerable people using the Directorate’s procedures. You will also play a key role in supporting people and carers who have been assessed as being in need through the provision of advice, support, equipment and adaptations to develop appropriate support plans to meet their preferred outcomes within specified resources.
Looking for innovative solutions to people's needs and promoting assets based assessment and support in people’s communities and well as assisting people with care and support needs, working with them to develop creative solutions will be fundamental.
We ask that you have a professional Occupational Therapist qualification or are in the process of qualifying and registration with the HCPC and have a comprehensive knowledge of current legislation, including the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act, Equalities Act, Deprivation of Liberty, Best Interest Assessments, Moving and Handling Regulations and the Mental Health Act.
In return we can offer you we offer you a range of benefits including; flexible working, generous leave entitlement, a local government pension scheme, salary sacrifice and employee discount benefits as well as plentiful training and development opportunities.
Would you like to play a key role in maximising the independence and safety vulnerable people in North Yorkshire with social care needs? If so, get in touch!
We would encourage interested candidates to take the opportunity to have an informal discussion around this role with Debbie Cavalleri, team manager on 01609 535476
Closing date: 3rd November
Interview date: 13th or 14th November
About the location:
Well connected, the location of the post allows easy access to and from a range of places including Harrogate, York and Leeds- perfect for commuters!
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