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Senior Practitioner - Occupational Therapist

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

Role Responsibility

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part time Senior Practitioner Children’s Occupational Therapist (30 hrs per week) in the Disabled Children’s and Young People’s (DCYP) Occupational Therapy Service 0-25 years. The central office base is at Worrall House West Malling and we cover all the West Kent area , Dartford Gravesend , Sevenoaks and Swanley , Tonbridge and Malling , Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone areas currently.

The DCYP OT service West Kent consists of an OT team manager, a team of Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants. The Disabled Children’s OT Service DCYP – Strengthening Independence Service is made up of teams of Social Workers and Occupational Therapists. Together we work closely to facilitate care packages, short break and fostering placements, and co-operating with Children in Need and Safeguarding Children Plans.

For this role your duties will be to supervise OT/OTA  staff and manage duty, case allocations for the area and supporting the OT manager on complaint responses.

You will also have your own 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.

You need to be a qualified Occupational Therapist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and have extensive experience of working in Social Services. You should be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the legislation and policies that underpin the provision of services to Disabled Children and Young people and their carers. You should have competent clinical assessment and reasoning skills and effective written and verbal communication; you should be able to plan, organise and evaluate your workload; you need to work well in a team with Social Workers, other professionals, and outside agencies.  You should be self-motivated and able to work independently.

You will receive day to day support and supervision from the OT team manager. Training opportunities E-learning and courses are also available from the wider Kent County Council (KCC) Organisation and requests for external courses can be made depending on service needs.

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 wish to discuss this position further, please contact - Gill Crouch on 03000 411920.

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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