An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Practitioner Paediatric Occupational Therapist with the ‘Integrated Locality Team’ within Adult Social Care in Enfield
The post is in the ‘Integrated Locality Team’. The ‘Single Point of Access Team’ receives initial contacts from the referrer for service users. This team triages and may, at times, undertake paediatric advice or short-term interventions. If the nature of the concern of the child or their condition is more complex and long- term involvement is identified, the case is transferred to the ‘Integrated Locality Team’. Within the team the following interventions take place: ‘Occupational Therapy Assessments’, ‘Paediatric Occupational Therapy Assessments’, ‘Community Care Assessments’ and ‘Reviews’ are undertaken by Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapy Assistants and Social Care Assessors.
Working alongside other Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, and Social Care Assessors you will be utilising a strength -based approach to promote independence and well- being. You will work in line with relevant legislation, such as the ‘Children’s Act’, but also the ‘Care Act’ and ‘Mental Capacity Act’ to promote children’s or adult service users’ choice and control in their daily lives. You will promote children’s independence to maintain meaningful, autonomous, and self-determined lives. You work also along Health colleagues regarding children’s recommendations and treatment plans.
The role is varied and includes working on a complex case load, taking on the supervision of an Occupational Therapist and contributing to the management team. There will be strong emphasis on complex adaptations and moving and handling within the role and supporting colleagues with paediatric cases that require complex problem solving.
- You must be able to demonstrate excellent communication, negotiation and high- quality report writing skills and be able to respond fully to a complaint
- You must be able to gather, understand and record accurately a service user’s (child, adult or older person’s) current presentation and difficulties that require assessment
- You manage a demanding workload, prioritise queries, resolve problems and signpost to alternative services
- You show initiative and adapt highly to a continuously changing and dynamic workload and work practices. You apply motivation and resilience when dealing with complex and emotionally challenging situations leading to agreed outcomes
- When supporting staff, you identify errors in data reporting and assessments
- When supporting staff, you monitor performance and attendance of staff you supervise
- You support service development and contribute to the development of processes where required
You will be registered with the HCPC and hold a professional qualification with at least four years of post- qualifying experience in health or social care setting including community placements.
Enfield OT offers comprehensive learning/ access to training, a supportive management team, regular staff supervision and a personal development plan.
Enfield Council is committed to the highest standards of professional practice and service delivery for our residents. Enfield council is also one of the few local authorities to have a Principal Occupational Therapist in senior management who is in a strategic position.
We would like to introduce you to our Principal Occupational Therapist:
‘I’m Angela Osei-Owusu, Principal Occupational Therapist at Enfield council, appointed in January 2022. The Principal Occupational Therapist position is a newly created role which focuses on high quality service delivery.
My role enables me to be the voice of OT in Adult Social Care and promote best practice in preparation for the Care Quality Commission inspection in April 2023. Enfield Council values OT and recognises the difference we can make in people’s lives.
We have excellent OT’s in 8 teams, 3 OT Assistant Managers, 7 OT Team Managers, 2 OT Heads of Service and myself as Principal Occupational Therapist all equally passionate in raising the profile of Occupational Therapy. To support the increasing demand to our service additional vacancies have been created in the following teams Discharge to Assess (D2A), Enablement, Single Point of Assessment (SPA), East and West locality teams, Integrated Learning Disability team and The Accessible Housing Adaptation team .
Enfield Council encourages innovation and creativity, supports ambitious staff to lead projects, learn specialisms and share with others. The strengths-based approach was implemented in 2019 at the front door service and continues to be embedded across all the pathways within adult social care. We have recently relaunched assistive technology, trained a cohort of champions and will continue to roll out training to increase awareness for staff and the community. Enfield is committed to collaborative working with our residents, voluntary sector, colleagues within health and all our partner agencies.
If you are looking for a new challenge in a supportive environment where professional development and career progression is encouraged, join us at Enfield Council.’
Contact Details -
If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Vera Tomschak on 0208 132 2837 for an informal discussion.
If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Andy Kingsbury, Recruitment & Onboarding Advisor on 0208 078 5976 or email@example.com
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Why it's great to work for Enfield Council:
- An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
- Up to 32 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.
- A blend of remote and office based working for most roles.
- 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.
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.
If you have previously applied for this role within the past 6 months, unfortunately, a second application will not be considered.