Adults Occupational Therapist - Basildon

England, Essex, Basildon
£32065 - £43839 per annum
05 May 2021
19 May 2021
Job role
Support Worker
Contract Type
Full time

Adults Occupational Therapist - Basildon

Permanent, Full Time

£32,065 - £43,839 per annum

Location: Basildon

Closing Date: 16th May 2021

We currently have several opportunities for Occupational Therapists within our Adult Social Care Team.

Our teams in South Essex are primarily based out of our offices in Basildon.

Occupational therapists carry out assessments of risk and deliver therapeutic interventions which build resilience and enable independent living for vulnerable adults.

Quality assuring interventions to ensure that vulnerable people are safeguarded in line with the Council's statutory obligations, working with colleagues across the council and in other statutory bodies to do so, balancing need with financial commitment.

  • Accountable for assessment and identification of appropriate systems of support, facilitating service user choice which empowers people and enables them to live healthily, safely and independently.
  • Accountable for working within the statutory legal framework, policy and guidance and determining when the threshold for statutory intervention has been reached in line with legislative and organisational standards within the Care Act 2015 (e.g. MCA/DoLs/CHC etc).
  • Responsible for providing specifications which evaluate the safe use of equipment and adaptations and comply with relevant legislation, policy and guidelines on safe working practices, thereby reducing risks.
  • Delivers expertise in particular area of practice and advises on those areas, contributing to the development of the four key principles.
  • Delivers expertise and professional knowledge and expertise to provide advice and guidance for complex cases in line with legislative and organisational standards within the Care Act 2017 (e.g. MCA/DoLS/CHC assessments etc)
  • Accountable for conducting assessments and plan responses to safeguard a vulnerable adult, include intervention as required.

About You

To apply, you'll need a degree / diploma in Occupational Therapy or equivalent qualification, with current Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration.

With experience of working in a Social Care or Health setting ideally working to support vulnerable adults. This should include the ability to work with a complex caseload underpinned by evidence-based practice.

This role involves travelling around Essex. A driving licence and car - or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means - is essential.

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.

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If you have any questions about the role, or working with us, please contact our Resourcing Team on 0333 013 5888.

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