Permanent, Full Time
£32,065 - £43,839 per annum
Location: Colchester / Braintree
About the Role
We currently have an Occupational Therapist role within our Local Linked Support Team.
This is a community-based role working with Adults with Learning Disabilities and Autism, alongside their carers. The role covers the Colchester and Braintree area.
A can-do attitude is a must, you will be passionate about Occupational Therapy and person-centred work.
The Local Linked Support team is heavily involved with early intervention and prevention, you will be part of a team building resilience in communities and promoting independence through inclusion and drawing on the individual's strengths.
You will become a partner of the local community in which our residents live, alongside your Occupational Therapy work connecting Adults to opportunities in the community and universal services.
Openness to innovation is integral to this work, you will need to think outside the box and identify new ways of working and supporting others. You will be working collaboratively with statutory and non-statutory organisations, excellent communication skills are essential for this role.
With us, you can achieve more - for yourself as well as the vulnerable adults you work to support. We're always looking for new ways to deliver even better services, Occupational Therapists play an integral role in our preventative approach to Social Care. We encourage our multi-disciplinary teams to share their ideas and experience. We work together to get things done. Bring your positive, proactive attitude, and we'll empower you to make the most of your experience as an Occupational Therapist within Essex County Council (ECC) Adult Social Care services.
To apply, you'll need a degree or diploma in Occupational Therapy or equivalent qualification, with current Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration. With experience of working in a Social Care or Health setting ideally working to support vulnerable adults. This should include the ability to work with a caseload underpinned by evidence-based practice.
This role involves travelling around Essex. A driving licence and car - or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means - is essential.
What we offer in return
We'll support you to be to your best, with the resources, training and development to empower you. You can add to your expertise, with a range of opportunities offered by our award-winning Essex Social Care Academy. And, with flexible working options and other lifestyle benefits, we'll enable you to make the most of your life outside work, too.
Whatever you want to achieve in your social care career, you can do it here.
Apply now at www.workingforessex.com or contact
If you have any questions about the role, or working with us, please contact our Resourcing Team on 0333 013 5888.
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