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Senior Occupational Therapist
  • Employer: Home Group
  • Reference: 211371
  • Published: Tue 09/11/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 30/11/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: Salary Circa £40,000 depending on skills and experience
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Farnborough (Alexandra Road)

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Senior Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapist

Farnborough, Hampshire

30 hours per week, Permanent  

Salary c£40,000 per annum (pro rata) dependent on skills and experience

Brilliant work/life balance, plus, brilliant benefits!

Brilliant outcomes through integrated health, housing and care. That’s when it hits home

This is your chance to be part of something brilliant at Home Group, where clinical interventions work hand in hand with daily support. You’ll be joining us on our exciting journey to become market leaders in New Models of Care by the end of 2021. This means we’re not providing your traditional supported housing services but rather trailblazing the way in delivering brilliant long-term outcomes for vulnerable people through integrated health, housing and care.

We have a brilliant opportunity for an Occupational Therapist to join our supported housing service at Buller Court, which provides support to adults with enduring mental health and/or autism. You’ll be supporting our customers to identify the things they want and aspire to do in their lives. This will include the assessment and management of a range of complex occupational therapy needs, diverse presentations and a range of mental health conditions. You’ll identify and facilitate collaboratively skills development programmes and support customers to achieve their goals through engaging in meaningful and purposeful everyday activities important to them and for them. You’ll work closely with our Support Workers to deliver personalised interventions, formulation meetings and from this develop goal-based recovery and wellbeing focused plans, as well as regularly reviewing customer progress. 

You will lead practice development, providing ongoing clinical supervision, reflective practice and coaching to our Managers and Support Workers to ensure that high quality individualised care is delivered which ensures safety, recovery, wellbeing and maximises customers’ ability to live independently and feel enabled. You will also be a key part of the team following incidents to ensure everyone really understands what happened, confidently challenging practice and how identifying how we can learn from it.

You will inspire others and advocate a philosophy of care that is person centred, maintains dignity, independence and ensures it is right for that person at that time. You will support the introduction and embedding of our new ‘LIFE’ support model, including FACE risk assessments and PIE. 

Your reach will extend beyond the team to develop standards and quality outcomes and evidence improvements and clinical outcomes for Home Group more widely and for our Commissioners to inform future service delivery. This is a role with the potential for significant influence!

About our team

On a day to day basis, you’ll report to Penny, our Operations Manager who has worked in our supported services for 17 years! Our Clinical Practice team will provide support and clinical supervision to you while you’ll regularly work closely with the Service Manager Jay. Jay’s been here at Home Group for nearly a decade and has worked her way up from frontline support to her Senior Client Service Manager role! When not in work Jay is usually listening to heavy metal, or looking after her cat Smudge, but in work she’ll support you to settle into your new role. To us we’re not just a team we’re a ‘work family’. We don’t just love to support our customers, we’re there for each other too!

Working flexibly

It’s our unwritten rule that you attend the important appointments in life, be it your child’s school play, your partner’s graduation, or to get your new fridge delivered. You can elect to fit these around your working day or use your flexi to take the time off. As our service is 24/7 you really can fit your hours in to suit both yourself and the service. Our focus is on getting the job done, not your working hours.

Want to know more?

If you’re not reading this advert on our career’s pages, press the APPLY NOW button to access lots of useful stuff! You can download the Occupational Therapist job description  and find out more about us and our New Models of Care webpage and short videos.  We’ve also got some short films that show you what it’s like to work here, and we know you’ll want to find out more about our award winning benefits and rewards package!

We’ll also support you with your own continual professional development as well maintaining your professional registration through regular clinical supervision and reflective practice. 

A bit about us

We’re Home Group one of the UK’s biggest providers of high-quality housing and care and support services. We have a wealth of expertise and deliver a wide range of specialist and support services to people with complex health and social care needs. We recognise the diverse needs communities have and provide a team of specialists and clinicians within our business, supporting the NHS’s commitment to improving health and wellbeing through innovative new models of care.

And also, did we mention that we rank no.7 in the UK’s Best Large Places to Work and 18^th in Stonewalls Top 100 employers? How amazing is that!

A bit about you

You’ll have experience of working with adults with mental health