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Occupational Therapist (ASYE) - Short Term Interventions Team

Cumbria County Council
27.741 - 28.672
Closing date
20 Feb 2022

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Health and Social Care, Health, Adult Services, Social Care
Contract Type
Full time
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The advertised salary includes a supplement (JWC) to the base grade of the post. JWC supplements are conditional on the physical demands and /or working conditions of the role.

Hours: 37 hours per week

Workbase: We have an opportunity available within both our Carlisle and Penrith Teams please clearly state which role(s) you are interested in on your application.

Contract: Permanent

Applications welcomed from occupational therapy students who are due to qualify by 13th May 2022

Following an exciting and ambitious programme of change within Adult Social Care we are currently in the implementation phase of our new service and are looking for a newly qualified Occupational Therapy professional who is passionate about their vocation and would like to join our team to help us achieve our ambitions for the future. 

We recognise that our workforce are best placed to design and embed new ways of working to achieve a modern social care service able to deliver the best outcomes for the people of Cumbria within a financially sustainable envelope. We have invested in our service and are looking to recruit to a range of Occupational Therapists posts:

  • To work in a team to undertake strengths-based assessments and deliver appropriate person-centred support and outcomes for people in Cumbria with care and support needs.
  • To work in ways that promote independence recognise potential for change and through excellent practice enable people to maximise their strengths
  • To actively promote the work of Cumbria County Council internally and externally on the development and delivery of continuously improving modern and competitive services for the people of Cumbria.

About the AYSE Role

As an AYSE Occupational Therapist you will have the opportunity to manage an agreed case load and be responsible for coordinating outcomes for each individual promoting independence choice and control whilst always managing risk.

Our team will support and guide you throughout your casework enabling you to develop effective approaches for more complex casework.

You will be part of a hard-working professional friendly and supportive team undertaking assessments and delivering person centred support and outcomes for people throughout Cumbria.

About our Service - Short Term Interventions

A primary role of this team is to work across the system to enhance prevention interventions and work to prevent or delay admission into formal support services.  This service will work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders from across the health and social care system and third sector and voluntary groups in Cumbria to ensure short term interventions (including assessment) are undertaken to ensure people are safe and supported using a strengths based approach.  The team will support the admission avoidance and the discharge or people from acute and community hospitals in a safe and timely way reducing the risk of delayed transfers of care.

Our vision for Adult Social Care is a place where people want to come and work a workforce who feel supported empowered and valued for the great work they do; and to develop ways of working that promote greater independence ensure best value for money whilst putting our customers at the heart of everything we do.

For further information please contact:

Emma Robinson (Eden) - emma.robinson / 07825 340363

Jane Woodcock (Carlisle) - jane.woodcock / 07825 340113

Please read the supporting information:

Post specification

Role profile

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

Interview information

Interview date: w/c 28/02/2022

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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