We require a part time (21 hours per week) experienced Occupational Therapy Practitioner to join the Disabled Children’s and Young People’s OT Service. The post is to be based at Milton Haig office in Gravesend - covering predominantly the Dartford, Gravesend and Swanley areas in North West Kent.
You must be a qualified Occupational Therapist registered with the HCPC; have a full knowledge of legislation and policies of the provision of services to disabled children and their carers; have competent clinical assessment and reasoning skills; effective written and verbal communication; you should be able to plan, organise and evaluate your workload; be self-motivated, work well in a team and with other professionals and outside agencies. You will receive day to day support, supervision, and training. Please refer to job description for full requirements of the post.
The Children’s OT Team are co-located with Social Workers. Together we work closely with Social Workers 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/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 organisations. A significant part of our role is to assess for needs in accordance with Disability Facilities Grant legislation.
Our Disabled Children's OT service will be extending to provide a service to young people up to 25 years of age.
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.
If you require further information regarding this role, please contact Gill Crouch on 03000 411920.
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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.