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Occupational Therapy - Home and Next Steps to Decide

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 30/03/2020 23:59
£28,785 - £31,371
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Occupational Therapy
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Badminton Road Yate & Alexandra Way, Thornbury
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
30 Mar

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

We are looking for caring people to support our vulnerable residents within South Gloucestershire.

IN THESE EXTRAORDINARY TIMES YOU CAN REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE AS AN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST YOU'LL MAKE A DIFFERENCE BY ... working with adults who may require social care services, their family and carers, assessing their social care, functional and health needs and to plan, implement, review and monitor actions and outcomes.

The Home to Decide and Next Steps to Decide service is based at Alexandra Way and the service aims to reduce risk and meet the council’s duty of care in meeting demand for domiciliary or residential care. Its secondary aims are to reduce hospital discharge delays attributable to social care and to reduce the number of hospital discharges that result in residential care.

What does an average day look like?
• Carrying out assessment of needs, providing advice and guidance to service users and their carers, establishing care plans where appropriate that and meet legislation, regulations and codes of practice.
• Review and monitor care plans and the quality of service provision, responding to changing needs and renegotiating service provision where appropriate. Taking necessary action in accordance with Safeguarding procedures in order to protect vulnerable people.
• Raise awareness of a range of care issues and their implications and carry out risk assessments where appropriate, in order to ensure that needs are assessed and appropriate action is taken.
• Develop and evaluate reablement programmes as part of care packages ensuring that programmes to support independence are implemented.
• Make recommendations for significant budget spend ensuring that maximum value is delivered for the resources deployed.

What we need from you:
• You must possess a Professional Occupation Therapy Qualification, Dip COT, BSc Honours, OT, (or equivalent), and demonstrate current State Registration.
• Registered with the Health Professionals Council.
• Knowledge of legislation relevant to Social Services Occupation Therapy and legislation supporting this e.g. the NHS& Community Care Act 1990, The Carer’s (Recognition and Services) Act 1995 and an awareness of all legislation relevant to working with the vulnerable is essential.

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different:
We value our staff as individuals, investing in their careers and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps make the greatest long-term difference in work.

We’re making a difference: be part of it!
South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Closing Date: 30/04/2020

If you are interested in this vacancy, please send your CV to HRRecruitment@southglos.gov.uk. (Please ensure the job ID is in the title)

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