Occupational Therapist - Reablement Service

Employer
Cumbria County Council
Location
Cumbria
Salary
31.346 - 32.234
Closing date
6 Feb 2022

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Sector
Health and Social Care, Health, Social Care
Contract Type
Full time

Are you looking for a role that enables you to make a positive difference to the lives of those who need it?

We are looking for an innovative and experienced professional to join our team as a Reablement Occupational Therapist. This is a great opportunity to join us during a period of change and development in the service, and we are excited to find the right person to join our friendly team.

The Role

This post is based with the South reablement team, working across the Barrow and South Lakeland areas however primarily focused in the South Lakes area. This role is an integral part of the reablement team, and you will work with the reablement and review officers (RROs), undertaking assessments, and delivering appropriate person centred, strengths-based support on complex cases. You will also provide advice, guidance, and mentoring to the RROs and the wider reablement team.

As well as this, you will work with relevant professionals and agencies within the district to ensure that assessment, support, and delivery of services is as seamless and timely as possible. You will also need to work directly with customers, their carers, and others, implementing the approaches of self-directed support through various mechanisms, e.g. personal budgets, individual service funds and direct payments.

What the Team say

“As a service, we have a passion and enthusiasm for enabling individuals to meet their personal potential. The OT, RROs, Supervisors and support workers work as one team to encourage service users to develop their skills, increasing their wellbeing and engage in strength based, reablement focused support.

The role of the OT is invaluable for all elements of the team, supporting the development and practice of the RROs, working alongside the supervisors and support workers to encourage best practice in all areas of our work.”

Who we are looking for

The candidate will be an accredited practitioner who is HCPC registered with a degree in Occupational Therapy, and someone who can evidence of on-going professional development. You will need to be able to travel throughout the required area, be a hard-working and proactive team player, with good knowledge of practices and issues within adult social services.

We are looking for an excellent communicator, with good interpersonal skills and the ability to influence people to change and make difficult decisions. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the assets and services within South Cumbria.

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Application and Interview Information

This is a rolling advert, meaning applications will be considered as and when we receive them. If you are successfully shortlisted, we will contact you directly to arrange an interview date and time.

Please note this role involves working in regulated activity with Adults. This role requires an enhanced DBS check with an Adults Barred List check. 

Due to the coronavirus, we are operating virtual interviews. This will preferably be undertaken using the Microsoft Teams software, which is currently free for new users, however if there are any issues with accessing this technology, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interviews.

Options will be discussed with candidates once they have been invited to the interview stage of the process, and if you have any concerns or adjustments are needed, we are happy to discuss.

What we can offer you

Cumbria County Council is a modern, vibrant place to work offering a range of staff benefits, including:

  • Excellent training and development offers
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Various perks and discounts schemes, including money off your phone contract and local gyms
  • Competitive rates of pay

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

As an equal opportunities employer, Cumbria County Council is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Cumbria County Council.

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