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Occupational Therapist - Various Teams Harlow

Occupational Therapist - Various Teams Harlow

Posted 14 September by Capita Managed Services

Occupational Therapist

Various Teams


Salary £30,000 - £35,000 per annum


Full time & part time positions

Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest & most dynamic local authorities in the UK, serving a population of 2 million residents, & has a very successful track record of delivering transformational change. ECC anticipated change was needed in the public sector & has worked to deliver better quality at lower cost. We have an ambitious transformation agenda - one with the scope to reach every part of the council. We are changing the way we think, the way we work, & the ways in which we deliver our services. We are committed to becoming a place where individuals, partners & communities feel proud to play their role and genuinely want to belong. We're immensely proud of our flexible working options.

ECC is transforming to be far more proactive & our new model centres on a transformational shift from focussing on long term care & support to early intervention, recovery & enabling people to live independently for as long as possible.

This Early Intervention (EI) Team is a community-based busy team & manage cases on a short-term basis. They work with all adults and there is great variety in the work they undertake. The emphasis of their interventions is preventative & multidisciplinary. There are challenges & the pace can be fast at times but they are a supportive & cohesive team. Workers are encouraged to develop their knowledge & experience, & there are varied training opportunities available.

The EI Hospital Team is based at The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow. The team supports all specialisms & works closely with the community teams & health colleagues. The work in a multi-disciplinary team supporting adults leaving the hospital, ensuring their assessments are undertaken at the right time & in the right place.

The Early Intervention Hospital Team provide a 7 day service & work a rolling rota covering the hours between 8.30 to 6.30 pm, for which a flat rate allowance will be paid.

The EI Single Point Access Team is supporting the hospital admission avoidance scheme & working towards the discharge to assess model. Meaning where possible discharging people who are clinically optimised & do not require an acute hospital bed, but may still require care services provided with short term, funded support to be discharged to their own home (where appropriate) or another community setting. Assessment for longer-term care and support needs is then undertaken in the most appropriate setting & at the right time for the person.

Working within this team, gives you the responsibility to manage complex varied caseloads relating to NHS CHC, which means working closely with colleagues in ECC, CCG & the NHS.

The On-Going Support Learning Disabilities & Autism Team works in a multi-disciplinary team alongside health colleagues. The team works with complex cases working with adults that may have disabilities such as Downs Syndrome, Autism or Asperger's. Being part of this team will involve joint working with multiple agencies & professions.

The On-Going Support Mental Health Team works with adults over 65 that are open to a Psychiatric, a Community Psychiatric Nurse or sectioned under the Mental Capacity Act, the team would only work with under 65's if they have early onset dementia. The team work with adults in hospital, community & in residential care & can help adults with Section 117 - After-Care under the Mental Health Act 1983. This could be providing assistance with getting your section lifted if you were detained in hospital under the Mental Health Capacity, & your rights to care & support after leaving hospital.

The On-Going Older Adults Team supports older adults and their carers with ongoing cases and complex cases.

Our mission is to make the best and most sustainable use of all resources available to the adult, their families and carers. To ensure they have access to the information and tools to enable them to live healthily & independently for as long as possible and to exercise choice and control over their lives, while ensuring safety, dignity & quality of life for all the adults we work with including those in need of long term care.

Our four key principles which support these changes to enable partnership working with the NHS & other key service partners are: Prevention, EI & recovery, Enablement & Safeguarding


  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy

  • Registered with the HCPC

  • The role requires you to be mobile throughout a wider operational area including travelling around the county of Essex & beyond

ECC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.

Working for Essex welcome applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation.

Working for Essex is a trading name of Capita Resourcing Ltd. Services offered are those of an Employment Agency and Employment Business. Applicants will be required to register with us.

Reference: 36114013

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