**When applying for this role, please note that interviews will be held virtually in August 2021***
As an Occupational Therapist here at Essex County Council, we ensure that with us you can focus on occupation, activity, choice and control, and use a strengths-based approach, along with community assets, to achieve the person's goals and aspirations.
What sets our Occupational Therapists apart is the sheer diversity of the work. Join us and you could find yourself making an impact in housing, community sector coalition, commissioning, provider quality, organisational safeguards, mental health or learning disabilities, to name a few.
Occupational Therapists carry out assessments of risk and deliver therapeutic interventions, which build resilience and enable independent living for vulnerable adults.
We currently have several opportunities for Occupational Therapists, within our Mid Essex area.
Our Mid Essex area is at the centre of our county, covering the Braintree, Chelmsford and surrounding area.
With the only city in the County and rural villages it is a diverse locality to work in. Bordering all other areas of the county you will have the opportunity to work closely with colleagues across Essex County Council. This is also one of our most connected areas of the county, with excellent travel links including direct trains to London.
With us, you can achieve more - for yourself as well as the vulnerable adults you work to support. We're always looking for new ways to deliver even better services, Occupational Therapists play an integral role in our preventative approach to Social Care. We encourage our multi-disciplinary teams to share their ideas and experience. We work together to get things done. Bring your positive, proactive attitude, and we'll empower you to make the most of your experience as an Occupational Therapist within Essex County Council (ECC) Adult Social Care services.
To apply, you'll need a degree or diploma in Occupational Therapy, or equivalent qualification, with current Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration.
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.
What we offer in return
You'll be working in a multi-disciplinary team within Adult Social Care, under the direct support and supervision of an experienced Senior Occupational Therapist, with access to learning and development opportunities to support your practice development.
We'll support you to be to your best, working in a multi-disciplinary team within Adult Social Care, under the direct support and supervision of an experienced Senior Occupational Therapist.
You will be empowered to do your role to the best of your ability with access to a range of opportunities, offered by our award-winning CPD through the Essex Social Care Academy. And, with flexible working options and other lifestyle benefits, we'll enable you to make the most of your life outside work, too.
Whatever you want to achieve in your social care career, you can do it here.
Apply now at www.workingforessex.com or contact
If you have any questions about the role, or working with us, please contact our Resourcing Team on 0333 013 5888.
Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found on https://www.workingforessex.com/working-here/pay-reward/
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.