Occupational Therapists - Adult Services

Location
England, Essex, Harlow
Salary
£30906 - £42254 per annum
Posted
23 Sep 2020
Closes
29 Sep 2020
Ref
28793
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time
Essex County Council continues to review its ways of working during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. We continue to work within adult social care with a focus on "digital first", where the default position is, where possible, for our staff to work from home (this is continuously reviewed). All candidates applying to Adult Social Care will be expected to join on a 12-week rota on a 6-day shift pattern and this will include some weekend work. However, we still promote flexible working and a flexible work pattern can be discussed. For further details please enquire with our resourcing team, alternatively working patterns can be discussed at interview.

Essex County Council ( ECC) can offer a wide range of opportunities within Social Care for Occupational Therapists across a variety of teams and the chance to develop your career in one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK.

We have a variety of opportunities available for those looking to develop their career with us. From early intervention to ongoing support. We have roles across Essex and hold recruitment days across the county.

We are holding our next Recruitment Day for qualified Occupational Therapists via video calling (Microsoft Teams) on September 29 2020.

West Essex is unique as it borders London boroughs, other county councils , and has close links to our NHS partners in the area. This offers the opportunity for those joining us to be involved in initiatives that run across authorities and organisations. With close proximity to bordering counties and North East London the area is ideal for those that want to commute into Essex. As a social care professional and registered Occupational Therapist you will find the opportunity to develop your career, supported by a culture of innovation and a genuine ambition to change lives.

We are looking for those who are passionate about Social Care and want to be part of our mission
to make the best and most sustainable use of all resources available; to ensure our service users have access to information and tools to enable them to live healthily and independently for as long as possible; and to exercise choice and control over their lives, while ensuring safety, dignity and quality of life for all the adults we work with, including those in need of long term care.
  • Educated to degree level i.e. Diploma or degree within Occupational Therapy or equivalent.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development and demonstrable capability of practice in accordance with current professional standards e.g. professional capability framework, knowledge and skills statement.
  • Experience within a social care setting with evidence of challenging social and family situations.
  • Strong communication skills and an ability to develop a rapport and engage with diverse groups of individuals.
  • Developing strong relationships with partners, other agencies and the local community to achieve joint objectives and offer a supportive framework for children and vulnerable adults.
  • Understand the financial implications of care packages commissioned
  • Evidence of clear decision making in order to highlight and limit the potential risks associated with intervention.
The role requires you to be mobile throughout a wider operational area including travelling around the county of Essex and beyond, transporting service users and their belongings and to be able to do so in an emergency. Driving licence and car or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means is essential.

Apply now for your place on our assessment centre and to find out more regarding the opportunities available.

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees.

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 013 5888.