Occupational Therapist


Occupational Therapist

Somerset County Council
  • Full Time
  • Salary: £29,636 to £33,799 pa
  • Closing date: Friday February 28th, 2020 11:59pm
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Salary: £29,636 to £33,799 pa

Location: Somerset

Working Pattern: Full Time

Closing Date: 28-Feb-2020

About us

We currently have vacancies in our Taunton, Sedgemoor, Yeovil and Shepton Mallet teams.

Why Join Somerset County Council?

It’s an exciting time to be an Occupational Therapist in Somerset. We’re transforming our service to create better support for everyone. We’re focusing on promoting independence, so that people can live the life they want to live.

To make this possible, we’re putting people at the heart of everything we do. We will support you to support them. If you work for us, we will give you the freedom to be innovative, to influence change, and to really touch people’s lives. You can Do It Your Way.

About the job

We are currently looking for Occupational Therapists to fill the following exciting posts:

Housing – working closely with our housing providers and district councils you will support people to access Housing Options which will improve their health and wellbeing and maximise their independence. You will have a good knowledge of complex adaptations and the Disabled Facility grant process. Supporting people through relocation, advising on new build developments, working on assistive technology solutions for supported living, influencing changes in policy and practice – the role is varied and challenging and requires an Occupational Therapist with drive and passion.

Health Interface Service – working as part of the multi-disciplinary team based in The Bungalow with integrated discharge team at Musgrove Park Hospital, you will work with people and their families discharged from the hospital on a reablement/discharge to assess pathway back to their own home. Getting people out of hospital and assessed in their own homes instead of on a hospital ward provides a much better understanding of their abilities and needs. You will be responsible for devising reablement plans to maximise their independence, setting personalised goals with them, and for the reablement providers to work on. You will advise on creative solutions and utilise assistive technology to help people return and remain at home. You will work closely with community and voluntary organisations, as well as health and social care professionals to provide better outcomes for people.

Community Occupational Therapist – As a strong team player you will be dedicated to supporting people at home to maximise their independence and live fulfilling lives. Working in the local community team alongside social care workers you will find creative solutions for a range of client groups. We have a formal programme of induction and CPD get you up and running in your new post, with ongoing support from a dedicated Learning & development team. We are constantly looking at new ways of working and there are exciting opportunities for those who wish to embrace the challenge!

About you

We are looking for qualified (HCPC registered) Occupational Therapists who are unafraid to do things differently. You will be forward thinking and full of new ideas about how we can improve lives.

As an Occupational Therapists in Somerset you will be innovative, creative and solution focused to support people to be independent. You will have Social Care experience and you will be passionate about advocating for others.

You will influence the development of the adult social care service, you will bring your ideas to the table and you will be encouraged to make improvements to ways of working. We want you to invest in this journey as much as we will invest in you.

If you are interested in finding out more about these exciting opportunities, please get in touch as below:

Housing and Community Team – Paulette Baker, Principal Occupational Therapist on 07976693739

Health interface Service – Rachel Dinning, Locality Manager Health Interface Service on 07977 410726

This post requires a criminal background check via the Disclosure procedure.

Apply: https://www.somerset.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers/our-vacancies/job-details/?jobId=1369

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