Experienced Occupational Therapist - Advice and Contact

Recruiter
WILTSHIRE COUNCIL
Location
Chippenham
Salary
£30,000 - £39,999
Posted
06 Dec 2018
Closes
09 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Experienced Occupational Therapist - Advice and Contact
Salary: £30,756 - £33,136
Date Closes: 09/12/2018
Ref Number: ASAR00867
Working Pattern: Permanent Full Time
Location: Chippenham

Summary
In Wiltshire, we believe that prevention is better than crisis so we have been working to transform the way adult social care is provided. This means focusing on rapid response and information at the first point of contact, effective reablement and working with our partners to build on the strengths of our customers and the communities in which they live.

At the same time as helping people to take informed risks to live the life they choose we continue to build on our good reputation for helping people to stay safe.

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The advice and contact team is the front door to adult social care in Wiltshire. The team consists of occupational therapists, social workers and information officers who work together to respond to people’s enquiries, signpost and provide information, advice and guidance in order to support people to live as independently as possible within their communities

About the role

We offer a great environment in which to work with clear career progression, an emphasis on promoting team members health and wellbeing and opportunities for flexible working.

As an experienced occupational therapist, you will provide professional support and training on occupational therapy matters to occupational therapists, and other team members. You will deal with some of the more complex enquiries and develop good working relationships with colleagues in other teams to ensure people get the most appropriate response. You will promote person centred practice and positive risk-taking as well as helping to embed an asset based approach and culture within the whole team.

About you

You will be someone who can inspire colleagues through your best practice, high quality approach to care, and who is able to build lasting relationships with partners within the council, in the health, private and voluntary sectors. You will also be someone who can promote the take up of equipment and adaptations in order to maximise independence and improve the quality of life for our customers and their carers.

To join us in an exciting and rewarding role you will need to be a qualified occupational therapist. Wiltshire Council welcomes applications from newly qualified occupational therapists however for the experienced occupational therapist role you will need to demonstrate evidence of working with adults in either health or social care for 2 years post-qualification.

If you are a motivated individual and would like to find out more about how you can become to be part of a collaborative and innovative service please call our principal occupational therapist Lisa Dibsdall on 07879 473168 or email lisa.dibsdall@wiltshire.gov.uk

Find out more and apply
Please download and read the role description and person specification carefully before you apply (see below), as well as our values and behaviours framework (Approximately half of all interview questions relate to the framework). You can then make your application online by clicking the apply button at the bottom of this web page. If you are submitting a CV please ensure you read our CV and cover letter criteria carefully to avoid your CV being rejected.


This role is subject to certain successful security checks; please see role description for more information. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, as an employee you will be expected to share this commitment.

Values and Behaviours Framework
All candidates are assessed against the council’s behaviours framework (available below) during the interviewing process. Approximately half of all questions relate to the framework.

Click here to download our behaviours framework

Download Attached Documents: CA11-1402 Experienced social worker advice + contact.docx

To apply please click the 'Apply' button.

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