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Occupational Therapist

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Organisation
DEVON COUNTY COUNCIL
Business/Department
Adult Care Operations and Health
Work Location
The Annexe, Exmouth Hospital, Claremont Grove, Exmouth, EX8 2JN 
Pupils on Roll
Pupils on Roll
Reference
REC/18/02287
Occupational group
Social Care & Health
Salary details
£28050-£36644
Job term
Permanent
Appointment type
Full Time
Hours
Flexible office hours
Closing Date
28 October 2018
Interview date
For an informal discussion please contact
Della Norris (Therapy Manager) on 01395 282102
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our Woodbury, Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton Community Health and Social Care Team. The post will be ideal for an OT who wishes to expand their knowledge and skill base by working in a busy integrated community team. Your unique skills as an Occupational Therapist in understanding disability and the impact that has on an individual can positively impact on an individual’s physical and psychological well-being. Using your core OT skills by supporting them to remain independent and maximising their strengths to achieve their desired outcomes are key elements of the role.

We are a co-located, integrated community team. We work together to support patients/clients with both physical and learning disabilities, living in a variety of settings, who generally require longer term intervention. Clinical responsibilities include skilled and specialist work with people with disabilities. We aim to maximise their safety, independence and potential, in activities that are important to them. For example, this may include provision of information and advice to support self-management, rehabilitation, teaching new techniques, assessment for and provision of simple and complex equipment, alongside specialist major environmental adaptation work. Most cases will require full case management which may include leading on, and involvement in, safeguarding process and practice. This would usually be where the issues raised relate to OT core knowledge and skills e.g. moving and handling. Support will be available from health and social care colleagues. You would also be expected to participate in Best Interest meetings, chair Case conferences as appropriate and undertake Mental Capacity assessments.

You will provide a person-centred approach through specialist clinical assessment within the context of local government and Health policy and legislation. You will manage a case load and undertake lone working in a variety of settings.

With the national driver to develop further integration across Health and Social Care services, this position provides an opportunity to be at the forefront of Devon’s continuing approach to integration.

We are therefore looking for an OT with experience in social care, health or both to join the team and work with us to further develop the service. Your role may include the development and supervision of non-professionally registered staff, Band 5 OTs and Therapy students on educational placement. We receive referrals from a range of people and places including the individuals themselves, carers, multi-disciplinary team members, hospitals and GP’s.

We can offer you Continuing Professional Development alongside regular supervision, team meetings and other support. We actively encourage you to suggest positive ideas to improve the service.

We would welcome a visit from you to come and see our workplace and meet the team.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This role requires a DBS disclosure.

This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

Personal data we collect from you will be processed in accordance with the Applicant privacy notice