Occupational Therapist - Older People's Chelmsford

Working For Essex
05 Aug 2017
16 Aug 2017
Full Time
Occupational Therapist - Older People Chelmsford Salary from £30,000 - £35,000 per annum on appointment with performance related progression up to Permanent, Full Time Contract including an excellent benefits package This is your opportunity to be the Occupational Therapist you want to be. You became an occupational therapist to help change lives for the better. By following the Care Act and promoting Good Lives you can make a difference in changing the life for our vulnerable adults. It's about having the time to really get to know your service users and understand the issues they face, and the autonomy to deliver creatively tailored solutions. By assessing the individual's needs you can discuss options available to ensure the customer feels supported and valued. Adult Operations truly believe in their value statement "Helping People to Help Themselves by Making Personalisation Real". Our client has an award winning training academy to support with your continued learning which allows you to further your career whether that be into a more senior role or remain front line with additional learning opportunities of becoming a Practice Educator, Approved Mental Health Professional Specialist (AMPH) or Best Interest Assessor. About the team Your role will be to make our service users' lives easier. You'll be fully supported as part of our multidisciplinary team, and together, we'll deliver social care as it should be. Join us, and you'll assess people and look at their function while finding out what they want from life. You'll then prescribe equipment or an adaptation to their environment and personalise solutions. Here, you'll have the time to assess individuals in their own environment and give people either their full independence back or make them less dependent on other people To undertake assessment of risk involving safeguarding of vulnerable adults/carers and their families across a range of settings. Taking responsibility and working with individuals facing complex social and family crisis across a range of settings. Promoting autonomy and development with individuals who have complex needs and are more vulnerable to exclusion and working with communities, individuals and families to promote their personal strengths. The Adult Operations function delivers direct provision of services relating to vulnerable adults and their families. These services are delivered against specifications set by the People Commissioning function in line with the County Council's overarching outcomes. The role reports directly to an operational team manager and will be a member of a small team (10- 15 FTE) of Social Workers and occupational therapists. Teams are aligned to GP clusters/Districts and focused on one of the following areas- working age adults, older people, or older adult mental health in addition there are hospital assessment teams co-located with NHS colleagues and a number of specialist teams with countywide remits. This role will be required to support occupational therapists activity across various teams and service user groups. The post holder is responsible for working with individuals who have complex social needs and are more vulnerable as a result of disability, exclusion, or diminished capacity. You will need to maximise or promote personal strengths, social networks and resources. Working for Essex welcome applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation. Working for Essex is a trading name of Capita Resourcing Ltd. Services offered are those of an Employment Agency and Employment Business. Applicants will be required to register with us.