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Senior Practitioner Occupational Therapist

  • Kent
  • Jul 8, 2021

Kent County Council

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the West Kent South Promoting Independence Team for a Senior Practitioner Occupational Therapist. This service assesses and provides solutions to enable older people and adults with physical disabilities, to maximise their independence.

Our Occupational Therapists provide holistic, person-centered assessments, identify goals, support enablement workers to deliver purposeful interventions, prescribe specialist equipment and adaptations and work with the Local District Councils to arrange major adaptations in people’s homes.

We are looking for a dynamic and confident practitioner with experience of working in a fast-paced, high pressured environment.  You should have a diverse range of post qualifying experience within health and social care, as well as experience of major adaptations and specialist equipment.

You will be leading and managing the team’s performance to provide a high-quality occupational therapy service across the geographical area.  The candidate must have a proven track record of managing complex case work and supporting, supervising, and developing both qualified and unqualified staff. The successful individual will be able to demonstrate an ability to effectively manage their own time and the team’s workload, using available data tools.

You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills as you will be working in partnership with professionals in and external to KCC.

Adult Social Care and Health operates with modernised office processes and performance management systems. The service is also increasingly accessible to the public outside of traditional office hours, as we move towards an 8 am to 8 pm, seven days a week service. OPPD staff and managers are increasingly working on a rota basis to ensure service needs are met.

This post holder is responsible for ensuring that all Safeguarding Policies are adhered to and concerns are raised in accordance with these.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring service and a relevant professional qualification (Occupational Therapy) as well as up to date registration with the appropriate professional body.

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.
Our offer:

Full induction and comprehensive professional learning and development

Annual leave allowance of 27 to 30 days depending on grade and experience

Golden Hello of £2,000 one-off payment on starting employment subject to criteria

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