“I can’t save the world, but in Slough I can make a difference”.
Those are the words of one of Slough’s Adult Social Care team. From the very top, every member of our team has one thing driving them – wanting to make a positive difference to the lives of residents. And in Slough, that difference will be obvious every day.
Be a part of a team which has a Reablement service which, last year, helped hundreds of people become independent again after a stay in hospital, who’s Social workers and Occupational Therapists find innovative ways to support people to live how they like using direct payments, where an incredible partnership with health means integrated teams which deliver services more effectively.
No day is the same in Slough. We have the most diverse population outside of London, one of the youngest populations in the country but an older population with high levels of need and a range of health inequalities.
At Slough Borough Council (SBC) we offer structured supervision, training to enhance skills and excellent development opportunities. You will not be bored in Slough and you will be surrounded by professional, caring and dedicated colleagues and friends. Be a part of it - join us!
As we have launched a new Reablement and Independence Service, we have also agreed new working patterns and you must be prepared to work as per an agreed shift schedule, including working some evenings and weekends. Further details can be discussed with the hiring manager at any stage of the recruitment process, or at interview should you be shortlisted.
The main accountabilities for this role are:
- Using Occupational Therapy expertise and supporting other therapy staff in assessing, implementing, evaluating and reviewing plans for service users and their carers, enabling them to achieve maximum independence in their own homes.
- Manage a clinical caseload of clients, who have physical or mental health problems, learning difficulties, dependencies or who are elderly at a specialist level, assessing and treating clients and maintaining clinical records autonomously.
- To work collaboratively with health and social care community and acute colleagues, including Local Access Point and Discharge to Assess teams.
- Take a lead role in assisting the OT Service Manager to run the therapy element of the Reablement and Independence Service.
- Support with the transfer of cases between our integrated pathways.
- Line manage and provide clinical supervision to therapy staff within the service.
- Work closely with the Local Access Point.
- Provide line management for therapy staff and chair MDT meetings and case reviews, working autonomously.
You will need:
- Experience of working with people of diverse cultural and religious communities.
- Excellent time management skills, including the ability to work to deadlines and work well under pressure.
- An ability to work with staff and managers at all levels across the community, engaging with health, housing, partner agencies, and voluntary sector.
- Knowledge of relevant legislation, national guidelines, and best practice for a range of conditions.
- Requirement to work on a shift basis including evenings and weekends.
- MSC/ Bsc/Diploma in Occupational therapy.
- State Registration (HSPC & College of OT).
- Full Driving Licence with access to a car on a daily basis.
Slough Borough Council offers a challenging but rewarding place to work, in a supportive environment where your valued input will help shape the future direction of the Council’s Reablement and Independence Service. Ambition and innovation will be required now more than ever, and you'll join a friendly and collaborative environment where you are encouraged to thrive.
Please refer to the relevant Job Description and Person Spec here: www.slough.gov.uk.
Job Reference: PA04-1712
Alternatively, feel free to also email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form, outlining which role you are applying for. Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for confirmation on the skills, qualifications and experience required for the specific position.
Interviews will be held week commencing 12 December 2022.
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Alliah Khan, Occupational Therapy Service Manager, 07523 932991.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Applicants should be aware that the post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check that will include a criminal record check.
We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Candidates as they are currently under-represented in leadership positions. We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensure that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.
We value diversity.