Salary is £35,751 - £41,850 pa
Adult Social Care: Single Point of Access Team
An opportunity has arisen for 2 full time and one Part Time (21 hours) Occupational Therapists with the Single Point of Access team within Adult Social Care in Enfield.
The team is the first point of contact for service users, carers and organisations wishing to refer into Adult Social Care for advice, information and community assessment and review.
Working alongside Social Workers and Social Care assessors you will be utilising a strength-based approach and the three conversation model to promote independence and well-being. You will work in line with the Care Act to promote service users choice and control in their daily lives while respecting the key elements of the act to ensure service users can contribute to society and continue to have meaningful, autonomous and self-determined lives.
The role is varied and includes working on a fast-paced caseload, supporting duty with a strong emphasis on moving and handling solutions. Further expectations include contributing to the smooth running and clinical excellence of the team, while supporting colleagues with complex problem solving.
You must be able to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing. You will have the ability to gather and record information in order to prioritise queries, resolve problems and signpost to alternative services. You will be highly motivated and familiar with dealing with complex and emotionally challenging situations through to resolution while ensuring service users and carers are supported with dignity and respect and are promoted to fully engage in the assessment process, in line with the principles of personalisation and self-directed support.
You will be Registered with the HCPC, you will hold a professional OT qualification with post qualifying experience in health and social care including community placements.
The service is also in the process of working towards integration with our health colleagues and in addition to this we are adopting new ways of working to improve services and the customer experience. The successful applicant will need to have a good understanding of the challenges we face and how the team can be supported going forward.
Enfield is a great place to work, 30 mins from central London with great transport links, beautiful local parks, excellent amenities with accessible places of interest and countryside. A dynamic and thriving local economy with the Council at the heart of the community, striving for excellence for the local population. Enfield Council is welcoming to newly qualified and return to practice Occupational Therapists offering great managerial and peer support.
Enfield OT offers comprehensive learning/access to training, a supportive management team, regular staff supervision and a personal development plan.
This is a full-time post. However, part time hours may be considered depending on the individual service needs
Why it's great to work for Enfield Council
- An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
- Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
- Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
- Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
- Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
- Health and leisure discounts and tax free bikes for work
- Additional Annual Leave can be bought
- Foster Carer Policy – Allows an employee to attend essential meetings and training to support their role as a foster carer
- Premature Babies Policy – Recognises the difficulties parents face with premature babies
We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more
Closing and Interview Dates
This post will remain open until our vacancies are filled.
Applications will be reviewed on a first come first served basis. If you are interested, we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Oley Taal Gaye on 0208 132 1043 or Oley.firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to know more about the role, please speak to David Lukes on 0208 132 0151 or Karen Merritt 0208 132 0184, for an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the team.
“This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment”.