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Experienced Children’s Occupational Therapist

Role Responsibility

We require a part-time (24 hours per week) Experienced Children’s Occupational Therapist in our East Kent Disabled Children’s Service covering the Thanet, Dover, Folkestone and Hythe area. Various contractual bases within the area are available.

You must be a qualified Occupational Therapist registered with the HCPC. 

You must have a full knowledge of legislation and policies of the provision of services to disabled children and their carers. You will need to be a highly motivated individual, able to work autonomously and as part of a wider team encompassing internal and external agencies. You will be competent in formulating clinical assessments and use clear and concise clinical reasoning skills. You will need effective written and verbal communication, the ability to plan, organise and evaluate your workload.

Training and development opportunities are in place and you will be provided with support to further develop your own knowledge and skills with regular formal supervision.

The Children’s Occupational Therapists are co-located with Social Workers.

Together we work closely with our colleagues to facilitate care packages, and OT reports on short break and fostering placements, and co-operating with Children in Need and Safeguarding Children Plans.

For this role your duties will be to manage a caseload providing assessment and advice and equipment and or adaptations for disabled children and their families within their own homes. You will also be providing support and advice to carers, other professionals, and partner agencies. A significant part of our role is to assess for needs in accordance with Disability Facilities Grant legislation (Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act 1996).

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring service and a relevant professional qualification (Occupational Therapy) as well as up to date registration with the appropriate professional body.

We are currently developing our service to extend our work with children and young people up to the age of 25 so this is an exciting time to join our service.

Contact Details

For further information on this vacancy, please contact Sarah Chapman on 03000 418119

About the Company

Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.

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