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Practice Development Officer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Role Responsibility

An exciting opportunity has become available for a registered Occupational Therapist (OT) with significant experience of working in Adult Social Care. The Practice Development Officer is a countywide post that will report directly to the Principal OT and work in partnership with the OT management group (Service, Operational and Senior Practitioners) to provide dedicated time and expertise to Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assessment Officers and OT Apprentices. They will also plan and coordinate student placements, providing ongoing support to both students and educators.

You will have excellent time management and be able to work to deadlines, have a thorough understanding of the legislation pertaining to Occupational Therapy in Adult Social Care, have experience of teaching and mentoring, be adaptable and personable and champion a strengths based approach. They will maintain awareness of emerging research and evidence based practice to inform clinical practice.

They will lead on the planning, development and delivery of education, training and professional development for the OT teams, including maintaining a core induction programme, creating and implementing a preceptorship programme for newly qualified OT’s and returners to practice and manage the Social Care Capability Framework with individual staff.

The role is central to being the best we can be and Making a Difference Every day.  Kent is a large County which creates a unique challenge in ensuring equity of access to Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions.

You will work on embracing the County Practice and Quality Assurance Frameworks and what this means for Occupational Therapy, ensuring high level professional standards are delivered.

This is a valuable opportunity for someone with a passion for improving practice standards, to bring your ideas to life in a progressive Council.

This is a career-defining chance to work with the strategic team who are passionate about delivering great results.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring service and registration as a qualified Occupational Therapist with the Health and Care Professions Council.

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. 



Contact Details

If you require more information please contact Jane Miller  03000 412787 or 07803271406

About the Company

KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county's working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.

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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