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Occupational Therapist

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Please see advert text
Advert Start Date:
24/10/2019
Advert End Date:
22/11/2019 12:00
Salary:
£35,934 - £37,849 per annum
Allowances:
casual car mileage
Hours per week:
37 hours per week preferred but may consider 30 hours or over
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
Vacancy ID:
192676
Employment Location:
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
Closing date:
22 Nov
Further Information

This is Redcar and Cleveland. We are an ambitious council keen to build on our strong track record of innovation and partnership working, ensuring that we create a flourishing future for the borough and all of its residents. Key to this is a committed workforce who always gives their best. Offering a fast paced, progressive working environment, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council is a great career move.

The Adults & Communities Directorate, consists of three strands, Adult Social Care, Community Development, and Public Health. Our aims are to continue to provide essential and highly valued services and to build capacity to enable local communities to make lasting change, improve quality of life, and prosperity. As a directorate we lead on developing a culture of co-operation and co production, respecting and nurturing the skills and talents of local people and enabling them to fulfil their potential.

Full time preferred but may consider 30 hours or over.

Are you an experienced practitioner who is ready for a new challenge?

Do you want to develop your leadership skills but still keep a clinical caseload?

Do you want to help shape and develop an Occupational Therapy service?

We are looking for a suitably qualified Occupational Therapist with extensive experience in social care to provide essential support to the Lead Occupational Therapist. We are looking for someone with coaching and mentoring skills as well as sound professional practice including experience of positive risk taking and safeguarding issues.

You will develop and support the team and foster effective working relationships with colleagues to the benefit of clients and their families. You will deputise for the Lead Occupational Therapist as appropriate and be responsible for allocating and supervising casework to team members, ensuring eligible residents receive timely and responsive intervention.

You will manage a small, complex caseload of your own, whilst providing support and expert advice to colleagues, peers and stakeholders.
Redcar and Cleveland council have committed to supporting preventative and early intervention approaches and has invested significantly in a new intermediate care centre, reablement services, extra care housing and independent living centre.

The service is part of the Integrated Occupational Therapy service which covers the whole of the health and social care system across the South Tees area, giving the postholder unique access to professional peer support, staff development and integrated working practices.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Pat Coates, Lead Occupational Therapist on 01642 771519 or 07818876729

The council is an accredited Investors in People employer at gold level and holds ambassador status for the North East Better Health at Work Award.

We offer very attractive terms and conditions of employment, including generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working hours (where appropriate), membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and access to numerous other salary sacrifice schemes and staff benefits/discounts, including a lease car scheme.

The authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an enhanced disclosure & barring service check (DBS) will be sought.