Here at West Sussex County Council we are working to transform Adults' Services. We're embracing a strengths-based approach and a community led support model that builds on the assets and strengths of both individuals and their local communities. Together, we'll focus on prevention, enablement, reablement and safety, to promote wellbeing and independence.
We'll ensure that residents, families and communities have the right support in place at the right time. We provide a working environment that values professional supervision, CPD and support.
This provides a motivated, skilled workforce with the knowledge they need to deliver the best possible outcomes for our residents. We work to ensure that innovation and evidence-based practice underpins what we do and that we maintain an environment within which our occupational therapists can develop and progress in their careers.
Why not have a look at our dedicated Occupational Therapist website to learn more!
About The Job
Salary: £20,903- £22,183
Working Pattern: Full-time (37 hours per week)
Contract Length: Permanent
Interview Date: August 2021 (Microsoft Teams)
Here at West Sussex County Council, what we do changes lives.
Are you resilient, adaptable, organised and able to work in a fast-paced environment? Join our team as an Occupational Therapy Assistant and be part of a strong team of individuals looking to make a difference.
You'll work efficiently and accurately across your work and show desire and willingness to learn about Occupational Therapy and how to implement it in practice. You will enjoy working with people, optimising their wellbeing by helping with their complex physical interventions.
Experience and Skills
- Ability to undertake a strengths-based assessment with necessary guidance (as directed by the Care Act 2014) to ascertain required information.
- Ability to develop a person-centred care and support plan with clearly defined outcomes.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills to provide clear and concise guidance and to demonstrate and explain practical activities.
- Ability to prioritise and organise work and meet agreed performance expectations and deadlines.
- Sound and accurate IT skills (Microsoft Office) in order to carry out research, analyse documents, present data and undertake general administrative processes.
Qualifications and/or experience:
- A minimum of 3 GCSEs including Maths and English or equivalent qualification e.g. NVQ.
- Experience of working with people with disabilities or with elderly people, and an understanding of the effects of a disabling condition on a person.
- Some experience of working in a hospital, social care or similar formal care environment.
- Knowledge of the use of and the risk and safety factors associated with disability and equipment / adaptation provision.
Rewards and Benefits
As an employer we recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive and dynamic working environment where employees can achieve their full potential, achieve a healthy work-life balance and are rewarded for the work they do.
In addition to working within a great team and a competitive salary you will have access to 23 days annual leave + bank holidays with the ability to buy additional leave annually
For a full list of the benefits offered to you as a West Sussex County Council employee you can find them on our Rewards and Benefits page.
The reference number for this role is CAFHE03213 .
For an informal conversation regarding the role, please contact recruiting Team Manager Ann Way - .
For an informal conversation regarding the application process, please contact Daisy Doyle (Resourcing Advisor) at . For issues or queries regarding your application please contact .
To apply, upload your CV and complete the application explaining the skills and experience you can bring to the role ensuring that any gaps in employment are covered in your CV. Please ensure you have saved the job description attached to the main advert on our website as, once the job has closed, you may not have the opportunity to download again. If you are unable to see the attached job description, please contact the Recruitment team at the above email address.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post is subject to HCPC registration, an enhanced DBS check and 5 years referencing.
West Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer committed to promoting an environment that is inclusive and free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of its people. We actively welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and take every possible step to ensure that no individual will be disadvantaged.
For information regarding your eligibility to apply for this role under our Disability or Veteran's Guaranteed Interview Scheme, this can be found on our application help page.
Note for Recruitment Agencies: We prefer to hire people directly, but we do have a supplier list for when we need a helping hand. We'll be in touch directly if we need you!