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Occupational Therapist

About the client:

Join a passionate team that gives you the autonomy to deliver creative interventions for the people you work with, no matter what specialist area of Occupational Therapy you come from… let us help you discover your hidden passions and interests.

You don't just work for us… you learn, grow, and thrive with us.

Whatever your career aspirations are in adult social care, we're here to support and empower you to lead your growth from the front.

Combined with a passion to do adult social care differently, our vision empowers you to play a lead role in helping people stay fit, healthy and independent in their communities for as long as possible and to deliver a genuine tailor-made approach to care.

About the role:

- Salary: £35,745.00 to £42,403.00

- Relocation package: Up to a maximum of £8,000 to cover reimbursement of expenses for newly appointed employees

- Start date - ASAP

- Job Title: Occupational Therapist

- Service: Social and Community Services

- Team: Adult Social Care

- Grade: 11

- Hours: Up to 37 hours per week

- Job Type: Permanent - There are also opportunities on a shirt and long term locum: Further details on this please contact us

- Responsible to: Practice Supervisor

- Responsible for: May supervise G8/9 Coordinators upon attaining G11

- Budget responsibilities: None

The Social and Community Services vision is to support and promote strong communities so that people live their lives as successfully, independently, and safely as possible.

We believe that people themselves, regardless of age or ability, are best placed to determine the help they need.

Staff working in Adult Social Care in Oxfordshire will:

- Provide a proactive personalised approach to the delivery of care.

- Respond to people's needs in a timely manner.

- Focus on improving people's well-being.

- Promote and support people to be responsible for their independence.

- Give people greater choice and control over the care that they receive.

- Take account of people's risks and safety at all times.

- Support people to achieve the outcomes that are most important to them using all available resources and taking responsibility for the public purse.

- Work in accordance with the Corporate CHOICE values and competency framework.

This will be achieved by:

- Innovation and creativity in meeting needs.

- A commitment to service development.

- Partnership working with individuals, other professionals, and wider local networks to deliver an effective and affordable service.

- Outcome-focused working to identify opportunities to meet needs, demands, and achieve aspirations.

- Taking ownership and doing all we can to effect positive change.

- Flexible working to meet the varying demands across the different teams.

- Promoting and supporting people in identifying, and managing their own risks.

- Preventing the need for ongoing care.

Main purpose(s) of the job:

To work within the requirements of the Care Act 2014, and any other legislation and guidance as may be relevant and the HCPC codes of practice, providing personalised information and advice, safeguarding, assessment, support planning, equipment, adaptations, and review to individuals/families and their carers.

Ensuring that in responding to eligible need, all options including the use of informal support networks, community resources, and the provision or arrangement of cost-effective equipment and adaptations are explored to achieve identified outcomes.

To fulfill the role of a trusted assessor; making an assessment of when to involve another adult social care professional where a specialist assessment, skill, or intervention is required.

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring that they work within departmental policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to Data Protection Act, confidentiality, and information-sharing protocols, Oxfordshire Multi-agency safeguarding procedures, and that these are adhered to and concerns raised in accordance with these policies.

To work within the competency framework achieving completion and progression to Grade 11, within the timeframes set out in the criteria.

  • To ensure statutory requirements are met:

  • - To be responsible for the management and prioritisation of a caseload.

    - To make telephone enquiries, undertake face-to-face visits in people's homes or another suitable venue, and to facilitate clinics.

    - To determine eligibility for services in accordance with the Care Act taking into account all daily living tasks and roles with consideration to people's social, environmental, and psychological needs.

    - To provide tailored advice and information to the individual's needs and/or situation, referring to other agencies where applicable.

    - To undertake holistic assessments and take responsibility for meeting the needs of each allocated person and only involving another worker where necessary.

    - To assess for and provide assistive technology, equipment, and adaptations to meet needs and reduce risk, and where provided to review and ensure safe and effective use including reporting concerns according to the Council's and National guidance.

    - To identify and make necessary arrangements where a person would benefit from services which will improve and maintain independence, in particular reablement services.

    - To utilize clinical skills to promote and support people in identifying, and managing their own risks.

    - To undertake specialist functional assessments and where necessary provide specialist equipment and training on its use.

    - To assess, advise and facilitate minor and major adaptations to properties.

    - To provide advice to individuals, their carers, and care providers on moving and handling and the use of hoists.

    - To support the person to access a personal budget where all other options for support have been explored.

    - To provide a clear breakdown of the person's identified needs and outcomes and how these are being met, regardless of determination of eligibility.

    - To ensure the support plan is reflective of the person's and their carers needs and outcomes.

    - To identify where it is appropriate to carry out specialist assessments, including but not limited to mental capacity assessments, moving and handling, housing and environmental needs and full risk assessments.

    - To carry out specialist assessments according to professional qualification and experience.

    - To apply legal and professional knowledge and skills balancing protection, risk, and support to achieve positive outcomes for individuals.

    - To act as a lead professional in cases where individual's needs/situation are complex or ambiguous, or where there is a dispute among those who have an interest in the individual's welfare.

    - To identify and be responsible for relevant decision-making and intervention required to protect those at risk and undertake any necessary actions proportionate to the need/situation.

    - Where required to write court reports and mental health tribunal reports and give evidence in relation to adults at risk during legal proceedings.

    - To deliver a customer-focused service in accordance with the standards set out in the Council "Customer Service Codes of Practice" and individual Service Level Agreements.

    Benefits of joining Service Care:
    - Four weekly payroll runs
    - £250 training allowance
    - Excellent pay rates
    - Exceptional referral bonuses
    - Specialists mental health consultants offering single point of contact
    - Frequent notifications for upcoming opportunities via text and email
    - Ltd & PAYE payment options available
    - Nationwide provider of mental health staff to over 40 different NHS trusts offering mental health services and over 200 local authorities.
    - FREE DBS disclosures provided via fast track online services
    - FREE Occupational Health Check and Immunisations

    Are you happy with your current agency? At SCS, we believe in rewarding your loyalty and hard work!
    - £150 Agency Switch Bonus - If you're unhappy with your current agency or simply fancy a change, Service Care Solutions will give you £150 for bringing your current contract to us.
    - £250 Welcome Bonus - We are offering a Welcome Bonus of £250, paid after completion of two weeks in your new placement.
    - Refer a Friend (Earn up to £750 per Referral) - Simply refer your friend.

    If they get the role, we'll give you up to £750 per Referral.

    To apply for this exciting opportunity reach out to me on 01772 208 961 or submit your CV and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience to

    • Start: ASAP
    • Rate: £34 - £42000 per annum + £8000 Relocation + 250 welcome bonus
    • Location: Oxfordshire, England
    • Type: Permanent
    • Industry: Other
    • Recruiter: Service Care Solutions Ltd
    • Contact: Brett Smith
    • Tel: 01772 208 961
    • Fax: 01772 471473
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    • Posted: 2024-04-18 11:20:06 -

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