Occupational Therapist

27 June 2021
Full Time
Welbeck House, Sherwood Energy Village, Darwin Drive, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, NG22 9FF
Adult Social Care and Health
£27,741 - £36,922 per annum

We require a dynamic, skilled, and highly motivated Occupational Therapist to work across the Older Adults Community Teams in Newark and Bassetlaw.

We provide regular supervision but in addition have Promoting independence meetings and Team meeting with continued professional learning sessions routinely provided for you to participate in.

The post holder will work as part of an established district team mainly working with people over the age of 65 planning future needs. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an ever-changing community team to transform current services.

We are a team who readily get involved in trialling new ways of working and improving the systems and tools we are provided with to ensure we are working efficiently within the timeframes.

The aim of the district team is to ensure people remain safe and live independent at home, by using a strength-based approach to deliver community-based health and social care services.

You will be expected to:

  • Manage a complex caseload including moving and handling and assist colleagues with safeguarding decision work.
  • Work in a strength-based way keeping people at the centre of our agenda and are committed to promoting independence and achieving peoples desired outcomes.
  • Support managers to meet the departments’ performance and service delivery requirements, to manage systems effectively and to work positively within a culture of change.
  • The ability to be resilient and effective in supporting staff and managers in the current challenging financial climate.
  • Work autonomously and as part of a busy community team, alongside working with other disciplines and health, good working knowledge of relevant legislation and departmental policies.
  • Effective communication, organisational and IT skills are essential. You must also be able to work on your own initiative and meet deadlines whilst working under pressure and have an awareness of and a commitment to Equality and Diversity, Health and Safety policy/procedures.

For more information Contact Lynn Ellis Team Manager at lynn.ellis@nottscc.gov.uk.

Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

Disabled applicants who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview. A job share scheme is available for all full-time posts: both permanent and temporary, unless otherwise stated. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.

Nottinghamshire County Council strives to ensure that it goes beyond the requirements of the Equalities Act and prides itself on being a Stonewall Top 100 employer as well as being accredited as a Disability Confident Organisation. Therefore, the County Council encourages applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

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