Occupational Therapist (Peripatetic)

  • Lancashire County Council
  • Full Time
  • Preston
Lancashire County Council

Job Description

| Salary 33,782 - 38,890 per annum | Permanent, Full Time, 37 hours per week

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Occupational Therapist to join our well-established and expanding Occupational Therapy Service within the Central Lancs team.

The post with involve contributing to a wide range of service areas including specialist seating, moving and handling, including single handed care, and safeguarding alerts. You will also complete assessments within care settings to support discharge home for people on the discharge to assess pathway, and in service users' own homes to reduce, prevent, or delay admission to hospital or long term care.

As an experienced Occupational Therapist, motivated to help people live more independent lives, you’ll become an integral part of the team, whilst supporting our commitment to improving adult social care across the county to maximise independence and improve the quality of life for our service users and their families/ carers.

You will be someone who inspires colleagues through your best practice and high-quality approach to care and build effective professional relationships with senior partners in social care, health, private and voluntary sectors.

You will be required to operate at a high level of autonomy and decision making, whilst balancing the demands of a complex caseload, supporting junior staff, and developing innovative ways to achieve ideal outcomes for service users, families/carers.

We have a lot to offer people who join our Adult Social Care Teams including a comprehensive two-week induction programme in our bespoke Adult Social Care Academy which also includes four additional recall training days throughout your first year with us. We follow this up with a supportive framework, regular supervision with managers and opportunities to build on your existing skills and knowledge.

Lancashire County Council also offers great staff benefits with generous annual leave entitlements, a well-established staff Health and Wellbeing programme and the opportunity to progress as part of an exciting, well-established service that is looking to bring real benefits to the people of Lancashire.

Core hours of working are Monday Friday 08.45 17.00, however, you may be required to work outside these hours occasionally, to meet business needs.

As this post covers across County, the base can be flexible, however, we are currently from home

Skills and Experience

  • Diploma or Degree from Royal College of Occupational Therapists
  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registration
  • Two years' experience in a relevant field of practice
  • Experience of assessment and provision of equipment, adaptations, moving and handling, specialist seating

The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Further information can be found on the 'Our Recruitment Process' tab.

You will be required to provide a car for use in connection with the duties of this post and must be insured for business use. However, we may consider you if you cannot drive because of a disability.

This post is a COVID-19 critical post. The successful applicant/s will be required to undergo regular COVID-19 testing and are strongly encouraged to take up the offer of the COVID-19 vaccination.

You must be registered with the Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC).

We do not hold a sponsorship licence and can only consider applications from candidates who are legally entitled to work in the UK. If you do not have the right to work in the UK, your application will not progress.

We reserve the right to close a vacancy before the closing date if we receive sufficient applications.

For an informal discussion, please contact the County Occupational Therapy Manager, Val Knight on 01254 220840 or email [email protected]

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