Occupational Therapist - Adult Social Care - Working for Essex
Salary: £36,101 to £48,622 per annum
Closing date: 04 Aug 2024
Location: Chelmsford
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 17049
Role: Social Care
About the role

Occupational Therapist - Adult Social Care

Permanent, Full Time

£36,101 to £48,622 per annum

Location: All locations across Essex

Working Style: Community-based worker

Register your interest here to be notified for upcoming Occupational Therapist opportunities within Essex County Council's Adult Social Care services. We welcome expressions of interest from experienced and Newly Qualified Occupational Therapists.

Why Join Us?

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.

You will join a knowledgeable and supportive team, who are proud of creating an inclusive environment where we build each other up. And, with access to a range of training and development opportunities to empower you through our award-winning Essex Social Care Academy along with flexible working options, you can make your career work for you.

Whatever you want to achieve in your social care career, you can do it here.

To read more about us please visit: Adult Social Care Brochure

Here’s what our OT’s have to say:

“Some jobs can become a little monotonous over time, but I have never felt that as a Social Care OT! The job has always been very interesting with a respectful team and opportunities to progress. The pace of work changes as well as the types of assessment. I have been here over 5 years and have no plans to move on. I find ECC social care a progressive organisation which moves with new ethos and technology.”

"I love the diversity of the role – every case is different, from the adults we work with, to the environments and the unique challenges that adults are experiencing. I enjoy problem solving and working together with the adults, families and different professionals, promoting a holistic approach for the best possible outcomes for our adults. The Occupational Therapists in the South OT hub are supportive and encouraging, and there are frequent opportunities for CPD in lots of different areas, from manual handling and equipment to mental capacity assessments. I am constantly learning and developing my knowledge and skills as an Occupational Therapist - I really enjoy my job!"

What We Offer

We’ll support you to be your best…

  • Training and development to empower you from our award-winning Essex Social Care Academy.
  • With us you can make your career work for you with flexible working options
  • With us you can get the support you need with employee wellbeing and counselling
  • Lease Car scheme
  • Free onsite office parking
  • Up to £8000 for relocation*
  • With us you can have peace of mind with life assurance of three times annual salary
  • Payment of professional fees for approved professions
  • Local Government Pension Scheme. View Key Facts and FAQ’s about the LGPS.
  • Volunteering leave
  • 27 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising with service
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) - access to free and confidential information, support, and guidance from a team of highly qualified professionals.
  • Employee Networks – communities to support you, connect you and help influence change at ECC

About You

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

You’ll bring experience of Occupational Therapy, modelling good practice and providing advice and guidance in complex situations. As, as a subject matter expert in relevant professional practice, you should have a comprehensive understanding of current legislation, regulations, and guidance. With experience of chairing meetings involving clients, family members, carers, and other multi-agency professionals, we’re looking for your ability to develop strong relationships with partner agencies and the local community to provide a supportive framework for vulnerable adults.

You’ll also bring:

  • Evidence of continuing professional development and capability of practice in accordance with current professional standards.
  • An in-depth understanding of the financial implications of commissioned care packages.
  • The ability to make clear decisions, to highlight and limit potential risks associated with intervention.

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.

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription, and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service

*T&Cs Apply.

To read more about us please visit: Adult Social Care Brochure

Apply now.

For more information contact Abbie.Mollison@essex.gov.uk

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 .

Essex County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We’re committed to interview all disabled applicants who choose to apply under our Job Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum requirements of the job. Please speak to our Recruiters if you require any reasonable adjustments during the process.

We’re also committed to interview all veterans and care leavers, who meet the minimum requirements of the role for which they are applying.

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