Occupational Therapist, £36,648, Perm role

Occupational Therapist, £36,648, Perm role

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Occupational Therapist, £36,648, Southend, Perm role
Pertemps are looking for a full time experienced Occupational Therapist to support children, adults, and their carers, who are ordinary residents in Southend, playing a key role in promoting independence, wellbeing, and choice by providing a proactive, preventative, strengths-based intervention. The successful candidate will manage a caseload whilst operating within the Occupational Therapy professional standards (Professional standards for occupational therapy practice, conduct and ethics – RCOT) and carrying out strengths-based statutory assessments.

This is a level 8 post in the OT team with the expectation to work to support the performance of the OT team to deliver Occupational Therapy assessments and appropriate intervention in the right place at the right time. The focus of this role will be utilising the Able2 approach and growing the offer across the team. Able 2 utilises a strength-based approach taking a wider view of an individual’s needs, restoring lost function, and encouraging motivation and participation in living life and reducing care where appropriate. This approach saved the council 500k last financial year and needs resourcing to carry on making savings and providing quality assessments to reduce care and support needs.

Responsibilities and duties:

  • Undertake Occupational Therapy assessments.
  • Be an exemplar for high quality Occupational Therapy assessments, applying key theories, and adhering to the ethos and principles of associated adult legislation, theories, and guidance. 
  • Lead through example in your communication style, application of knowledge, demonstration of professional values, and by adopting a person-centred, strengths-based approach to individual assessments/reviews and the culture within the team.
  • Participate proactively in case file audits and wider Quality Assurance initiatives and activities, demonstrating a commitment to continuous practice improvement.
  • Be willing to use critical thinking and to be a co-creator of change within the communities you serve, supporting the transformation of practice towards strengths-based empowerment and asset-based community development that reduces the impact of isolation, loneliness, marginalisation, and disconnection for Southend residents.
  • Maintain effective professional relationships and collaborate efficiently with health and social care colleagues and wider statutory (e.g., the police/housing), private and voluntary partners and agencies to engage in innovative practice, ensure effective coordination of interdependences including the resolution of risks and other issues that may arise.
  • Provide professional support and positive supervision to student/newly qualified Occupational Therapists and unqualified staff as required within your role; contribute to service development and promote a culture of enablement and independence within the team which reflects a positive practice approach in the local community.
  • Actively participate in and understand the wider transformation agenda and vision of Southend City Council.

Key requirements:

  • Educated to Degree or Diploma level in Occupational Therapy.
  • HCPC Registration

Annual Salary: £36,648 

If this sounds like the right role for you, please apply!
Please contact Aishah Hassan on Aishah.hassan@pprsocialcare.co.uk for more information.