“I can’t save the world, but in Slough I can make a difference”.
Those are the words of one of Slough’s adult social care team. From the very top, every member of our team has one thing driving them – wanting to make a positive difference to the lives of residents. And in Slough, that difference will be obvious every day.
Be a part of a team which, last year, helped hundreds of people become independent again after a stay in hospital, whose Social workers and Occupational Therapists find innovative ways to support people to become as independent as possible. Where an incredible partnership with health means integrated teams which deliver services more effectively.
No day is the same in Slough. We have the most diverse population outside of London, one of the youngest populations in the country but an older population with high levels of need and a range of health inequalities.
At Slough Borough Council (SBC) we offer structured supervision, training to enhance skills and excellent development opportunities. You will not be bored in Slough and you will be surrounded by professional, caring and dedicated colleagues and friends. Be a part of it - join us!
As we have launched a new Reablement and Independence Service, we have also agreed new working patterns and you must be prepared to work as per an agreed shift schedule, including working some evenings and weekends. Further details can be discussed with the hiring manager at any stage of the recruitment process, or at interview should you be shortlisted.
Your main accountabilities will be:
- To work as a member of a community based multidisciplinary team.
- Use Occupational therapy expertise to assess, implement, guide care plans for service users and carers, enabling them to achieve maximum independence in their own homes or residential settings.
- Provide a broad range of support to clients who have physical or mental health problems, learning difficulties, dependencies or who are elderly.
- Help to develop and/or maintain resident’s independence using a strengths-based approach.
- Requirement to work on a shift basis including evenings and weekends.
You will need to have:
- Ability to manage autonomously a clinical caseload of clients at a specialist level, assessing and maintaining clinical records.
- To set SMART goals to ensure treatment is effective, and to improve client flow through the service.
- To work collaboratively with health and social care community and acute colleagues.
- To work with other members of the MDT to ensure effective assessment, treatment, management of care pathways and transfers of care / discharges.
- Excellent time management skills. Including the ability to work to deadlines and in stressful situations.
- Demonstrate positive attitudes and behaviours, taking a strength-based approach to assessments.
- Experience of working with people of diverse cultural and religious communities.
- MSC/ Bsc/Diploma in Occupational therapy.
- State Registration (HSPC & College of OT).
- Full Driving Licence with access to a car on a daily basis.
Slough Borough Council offers a challenging but rewarding place to work, in a supportive environment where your valued input will help shape the future direction of the Council’s Reablement and Independence Service. Ambition and innovation will be required now more than ever, and you'll join a friendly and collaborative environment where you are encouraged to thrive.
Interviews will be held week commencing 12 December 2022.
Please refer to the relevant Job Description and Person Spec here: www.slough.gov.uk/jobs.
Job Reference: PA04 - 1720
Alternatively, feel free to also email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form, outlining the reference number above. Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for confirmation on the skills, qualifications and experience required for the position.
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Alliah Khan, Occupational Therapy Service Manager, 07523 932991.
We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Candidates as they are currently under-represented in leadership positions. We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensure that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.
We value diversity.