Occupational Therapist (HIP)

Working For Essex
125.00 - 308.00 GBP Daily
02 Sep 2017
30 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


Part Time

GBP125 to GBP308 per Assessment

The Role:
Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK
and is undergoing significant transformational change to further enhance customer focus, service
and delivery. The Adult Operations function delivers direct provision of services relating to
vulnerable adults and their families. These services are delivered against specifications set by the
People Commissioning function in line with the County Council's overarching outcomes.

The role reports directly to an Operational Team Manager and will be a member of a small team
(10- 15 FTE) of Social Workers and Occupational Therapists. Teams are aligned to GP
clusters/Districts and focused on one of the following areas- working age adults, older people, or
older adult mental health in addition there are hospital assessment teams co-located with NHS
colleagues and a number of specialist teams with countywide remits. This role will be required to
support OT activity across various teams and service user groups.

The post holder is responsible for working with individuals who have complex social needs and are
more vulnerable as a result of disability, exclusion, or diminished capacity, for example, working
with people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities or diminished capacity and working with
communities, families and individuals. To maximise or promote personal strengths, social
networks and resources.

Job Purpose Summary:

To undertake assessment of risk involving safeguarding of vulnerable adults/carers and their

families across a range of settings. Taking responsibility and working with individuals facing

complex social and family crisis across a range of settings. Promoting autonomy and

development with individuals who have complex needs and are more vulnerable to exclusion.

Working with communities, individuals and families to promote their personal strengths.

  • Diploma of the College of Occupational Therapists or B.Sc. O.T. or other professional qualification recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.
  • Registration with the Health Professions Council as an Occupational Therapist and/or Registration with HCPC.
  • A good working knowledge and ability to use information technology and related systems.

The role requires you to be mobile throughout a wide operational area including travelling around the county of Essex and beyond, transporting service users and their belongings and to be able to do so in an emergency. Driving licence and car or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means is essential.

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please visit:

Please note that Essex County Council has determined that the off-payroll working rules will apply to this assignment and where a worker elects to provide their services through an intermediary (such as a personal services company) then income tax and primary national insurance contributions will be deducted at source from any payments made to the intermediary.

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.

If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please contact the Essex Recruitment Team on *.

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Working for Essex welcome applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation.

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