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Occupational Therapist

Hampshire County Council - Reablement Service
South East
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Job Description:

Job Details: Salary Range: £34,242 - £38,539 per annum, plus weekend enhancements
Hours per week: Full and Part time
Work Location: Hampshire - Fareham, Totton, Winchester & Basingstoke - Permanent Applications will be reviewed soon after their submission. Potential applicants are therefore encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Restoring meaningful and fulfilling lives for residents in our community We have an exciting opportunity available within Adults’ Health & Care Reablement Service. We are seeking highly skilled, enthusiastic, and self-motivated Occupational Therapists to join our service.

About the role

We are continually enhancing our service and now have exciting opportunities available within Adults’ Health & Care Reablement for highly skilled, enthusiastic, and self-motivated Occupational Therapists to join us. We are passionate about working in collaborative partnership with organisations across Health and Social care in maximising independence, preventing hospital admissions, and facilitating rapid discharge from hospital to improve outcomes for the people of Hampshire.

Occupational Therapy principles underpin our service, and we are continually seeking opportunities to enhance delivery. Personal development for all staff is a priority, having a structured workforce development plan in place whereby we actively encourage and support continuing professional development, including formal qualification routes. We have an exciting new approach to enhanced and sustainable moving and handling with vulnerable adults by using innovative collaborative technology (Cobots), equipment, techniques, and training. As a qualified Occupational Therapist, you will be responsible for leading holistic assessments of Reablement needs and planning Reablement interventions to support across a multi-disciplinary team and have opportunity to support service development and innovation.

There may also be opportunities to work across Hampshire as part of a county wide Reablement Service comprising Occupational Therapy, Sensory Services and CQC Registered Community Response Staff. Travel within Hampshire may be required, you will need to respond flexibly to these requirements. This post will require working over a 7-day pattern. Details of working pattern will be discussed at interview. We would also welcome interest from newly qualified Occupational Therapists to apply. For further information please visit our Reablement website Full COVID-19 vaccination status is no longer required as a condition of employment, but being fully vaccinated is strongly encouraged.
Hampshire County Council Can offer you: Hampshire County Council recognises the outstanding contribution our staff make, so we offer a generous benefits package including: In addition to your salary, you will receive excellent enhancements when working weekends (paid at time and a half) Sundays only, and when working Bank Holidays (paid at double-time plus time off in-lieu). Competitive annual leave entitlement of 25 days' holiday full-time equivalent *exclusive of bank holidays  Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme 45p per mile travel allowance Mobile phone and uniform Discounts for a whole range of local businesses Employee Support and Wellbeing Values Based Recruitment We recruit for attitudes and values in Adults’ Health and Care. We invite you to evidence how you demonstrate the 4 core values we hold in your application.

The 4 core values are:

Person Centred: Has a person centred and strengths-based approach that empowers service users and carers to live independent lives.
Resilience: Successfully manages change and develops and maintains their wellbeing and resilience.
Accountable: Takes responsibility for work, actions, and development; and acknowledges individual and shared accountability.
Works Together: Builds supportive internal and external working relationships through positive communication and constructive feedback

Additional Information

Occupational Therapist Job Description and Person Specification Vetting Requirements: This post is subject to a Criminal Records Check Contact Details for an Informal Discussion: Dawn Stone, Reablement Recruitment Co-ordinator on 07793 759049 or Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.

Why work for
Hampshire County Council - Reablement Service
Are you looking for a meaningful career supporting residents to regain their independence and retain control of their life? Then join the Reablement team. We are recruiting Community Reablement Assistant and Occupational Therapists across Hampshire.
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