Occupational Therapist

Home Group
Ashford (Canterbury Road)
24 Nov 2020
24 Dec 2020
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Occupational Therapist

Permanent, Full Time (37.5 hpw)

Salary up to £43,000 per annum (depending on experience) plus mileage for travel

Brilliant outcomes through integrated health, housing and care. That?s when it hits home.

At Home Group it?s critical we continue to deliver services for our customers during the COVID-19 outbreak, and our brilliant colleagues are at the very heart of making that happen. We're doing things a little differently at the moment, so to keep you and our customers safe, we?ll engage with you digitally.   

Be part of something brilliant at Home Group, where clinical interventions work hand in hand with daily care and support. We?re delivering brilliant long-term outcomes for people who have complex support needs through integrating health, housing and care. 

We have a brilliant opportunity for you to join our Transforming Care team, supporting our customers in their own homes across Kent, who have complex needs including learning disabilities, autism, a diagnosis of mental health conditions, personality disorders, communication differences, alongside ongoing physical health conditions. They may also have a forensic background and support needs related to their behaviour.  

You?ll work alongside our fantastic team including our Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Registered Manager and Support Workers/Team Leaders in delivering safe care, that improves quality of life and maximises customers independence.  You?ll support our team in working with our customers with presenting difficulties to recognise their strengths, identify the things they want and aspire to do in their lives and embrace their future potential.  This will include the assessment and management of a range of complex occupational therapy needs, diverse presentations and a range of mental health conditions, cognitive and/or learning disabilities.  You?ll also identify where skills development is required so our customers can achieve their goals through everyday activities.  You?ll work closely with our support team to deliver personalised interventions, skills development plans and behaviour support plans as well as well as regular reviews.

Our team are super passionate about supporting customers to reach their goals and celebrate their achievements.  You will be supported by our wider New Models of Care Clinical Team who come from all backgrounds including Nurses, behavioural experts and a brilliant group of OT?s who will provide guidance and support. You?ll report initially to Karen, our Head of Transforming Care who has a wealth of experience from her clinical and operational roles working across the NHS, Social Care and private sector.  She?s also a dual registered nurse and qualified in Applied Behavioural Analysis.  Outside of work you?ll find her keeping fit in dance aerobics classes, singing in a choir (which she?s just recently joined) and discussing the latest book as a member of a book club (we wonder what they?re reading at the moment?).

Want to know more?

If you?re not reading this advert on our careers pages, press the APPLY NOW button to access lots of useful stuff! You?ll be able to find out more about the role in our  Occupational Therapist Job description and more about us in our candidate pack.  We?ve also got some short films that show you what it?s like to work here, and we know you?ll want to find out more about our award winning benefits and rewards package!

To find out even more, please contact Lindsay Courtney, Strategic Lead Service Design & Practice at Lindsay.courtney@homegroup.org.uk.

 A bit about you

You?ll have experience of working with people who have complex needs including learning disabilities, mental health and autistic spectrum disorder offering occupational therapy-based interventions.  You?ll hold relevant professional qualifications including HCPC Occupational Therapist. You?ll really impress us with your ability to understand where our customers are in their lives, using evidence-based practice, care delivery and current occupational therapy-based interventions.

You?ll support in the development of our exciting new LIFE support practice model (Living Independently and Feeling Enabled) contributing to individualised plans using your OT specialism delivering in a safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led way.  We?ll tell you all about it when we meet you! 

You must be able to drive and have access to a vehicle for work (we currently have customers who live in Gillingham and Canterbury  with future plans to work with more customers across Kent).

An Enhanced Check under the Disclosure and Barring Service is required for this role and will be paid for by us.

A bit about us

We?re one of the UK?s biggest providers of high-quality housing and care and support services.  We have a wealth of expertise in delivering a wide range of specialist and support services to people with complex health and social care needs.  Did we also mention, we?re number 10 in the UK?s Best Super Large Places to Work and 17^th in Stonewall?s Top 100 employers?    

How we?ll support you

It?s our unwritten rule that you attend the important appointments in life, be it your child?s school play, your partner?s graduation, or to get your new fridge delivered. You can elect to fit these around your working day or use your flexi to take the time off when you need it.

Through our brilliant learning pathways, we?ll support you with your own continual professional development (will pay for your relevant professional membership fees too) as well maintaining your professional registration through regular clinical supervision and reflective practice.

The job for you?

Great, all you need to do now is upload your CV and covering letter.  Easy as that!

We?re different at Home

We have a big role to play in tackling prejudice and discrimination.  We want you to be yourself here and value everything that makes you unique. So whatever your race, sexuality, disability, religion, gender or even non-gender, we recognise and celebrate your differences. Together we make Home Group a great place to work.

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