Occupational Therapist Level 2 (County wide)
Are you an ambitious, diligent and hardworking individual? Are you interested in working within an organisation that is committed to providing an exceptional and integral service to the communities of Lincolnshire where you can make a difference? If so, Lincolnshire County Council has the role for you.
About the role
A challenging but exciting time for Lincolnshire Adult Care Services with the implementation of the Care Act 2014 and requirement for all care services to work in a more integrated way, is presenting many opportunities.
The Adult Care team provide support for older adults (65+) and people with a physical disability and their carers. Promoting people's independence, recognising and celebrating the person's strengths, utilising community resources and social networks to enable the person to live a full, rewarding life, is the key objective.
Please note this post is equivalent of a Band 6.
You must have a professional qualification related to Occupational Therapy.
You will be creative and passionate about supporting people in a person centred way.
You will be able to work in local and multi-disciplinary teams and will take responsibility for an allocated caseload under the direction of a line manager/supervisor.
You will have the ability to work on their own initiative and to reflect on their practice, ensuring continuous professional development, along with good verbal and written communication skills is essential.
Lincolnshire, a place to live and grow
One of the main reasons for joining Lincolnshire County Council is…well, Lincolnshire. With great schools, beautiful surroundings and affordable housing, this could be your ideal next move. From the big open spaces Lincolnshire is known for, including the famous Lincolnshire Wolds and 50 miles of coastline, there is probably more than you expected to our county.
From idyllic villages to the city of Lincoln, we have thousands of years of history meeting with a growing cosmopolitan University. Lincolnshire offers the perfect balance of opportunity, affordability and security. And we make sure you can make the most of it, giving you the flexibility to find your ideal work-life balance.
Not only is Lincolnshire one of the safest places to live in the UK, it's also one of the most affordable with average house prices up to 35% lower than the national average. 90% of our schools are rated outstanding or good and we have two growing universities, both of which have achieved gold awards for their teaching excellence.
It's not just about what's in our county that matters, with up to 9 trains per day to London and modern transport links, Lincolnshire is a gateway to the Midlands and East of England.
So, if you're looking for a place that delivers quality of life and the chance for you and your family to grow Lincolnshire might just be the place for you.
Interviews will take place on the 24th October.
For an informal discussion, please contact Gareth Everton, Head of Integration and Transformation on 01522 554055.
All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.
On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward.
We operate a 'Silver Medallist' talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.
Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.
In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.