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Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: L124-23351

Employer:
Essex County Council
Location:
Harlow
Salary:
£30,000 to £35,000 per annum

Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK, serving a population of 2 million residents, and has a very successful track record of delivering transformational change.  ECC anticipated change was needed in the public sector and 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, and the ways in which we deliver our services.  We are committed to becoming a place where individuals, partners and communities feel proud to play their role and genuinely want to belong.  We’re immensely proud of our flexible working options. 

 ECC has transformed to be far more proactive.  Our new model has moved from focusing on long term care and support and is now centred on early intervention, recovery and enabling people to live independently for as long as possible.  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 information and tools to enable them to live healthily and independently for as long as possible; and, to exercise choice and control over their lives, while ensuring safety, dignity and quality of life for all the adults we work with, including those in need of long term care. 

 Job Purpose

ECC Adult Social Care, through effective practice, is moving towards a transformational shift from a focus on long-term care support, to a model with four key principles:-  prevention; early intervention; enablement and safeguarding. This will enable people, their families and carers to be able to access information and tools to live healthily and independently.  Providing an opportunity to respond pro-actively to growing service demand in a sustainable way, within the financial constraints of the Council.

Occupational therapists carry out assessments of risk and deliver therapeutic interventions which build resilience and enable independent living for vulnerable adults.  Quality assuring interventions to ensure that vulnerable people are safeguarded in line with the Council’s statutory obligations, working with colleagues across the council and in other statutory bodies to do so, balancing need with financial commitment.

 A qualified Occupational Therapist, with the ability to demonstrate practice in accordance with current professional standards.  Positive risk taking and close working with the community are key to this





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