Occupational Therapist (Home First/ICAT)
Lancashire County Council
3d ago

An exciting opportunity has become available for an Occupational Therapist to join our expanding Intermediate Care Allocation Team (ICAT) in Fylde & Wyre.

We are an expanding service within Adult Social Care at Lancashire County Council comprising of health and social care colleagues.

You will join a dedicated and motivated team of Health and Social Care professionals to support and facilitate discharges from hospital (Step Down) as well as collaborative working with our local Community Health & Social Care partners to prevent hospital admission (Step Up).

You will develop relationships and work collaboratively with external system partners and advocate the value and benefits to the service user of an integrated approach.

All assessments will be undertaken outside of a hospital setting e.g. Service Users own home, care home or residential setting.

The ICAT team delivers a 7 day service working 8am - 8pm on a rota basis, and will include some weekends.

The post on offer is a 2 year fixed term contract.

You will have experience and skills in managing risk and promoting positive risk taking and be able to manage a varied caseload, including some complex cases.

You will have a broad knowledge of equipment, moving and handling and compensatory techniques, including single handed care approaches to promote independence.

You will need to be responsive, flexible and adaptable in a constantly changing environment as well as having a commitment to improve the lives of our service users through creative, evidence based practice.

Lancashire County Council offers great staff benefits with generous annual leave entitlements, award winning pension scheme, a well-established staff health and wellbeing programme and the opportunity to progress as part of an exciting service that is looking to bring real benefits to the people of Lancashire.

We recognise the commitment and dedication of our staff, and regularly celebrate success stories. A comprehensive two-week induction programme in our bespoke Adult Social Care Academy is offered, which also includes four additional recall training days throughout your first year with us.

We follow this up with a supportive framework, regular supervision with managers and opportunities to build on your existing skills and knowledge.

We look forward to receiving your application, however, if you require further information please contact :

  • Fylde & Wyre - Katie Topham - 01772 531078
  • Other information

    The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013).

    If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Further information can be found on the 'Our Recruitment Process' tab.

    You must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to be appointed as an Occupational Therapist.

    You will be required to provide a car for use in connection with the duties of this post and must be insured for business use.

    However, we may consider you if you cannot drive because of a disability.

    We do not hold a sponsorship licence and can only consider applications from candidates who are legally entitled to work in the UK.

    If you do not have the right to work in the UK, your application will not progress.

    As per the Council's response to COVID-19, interviews will be held via Skype conference calling, support for which will be given.

    We reserve the right to close down a vacancy early, before the closing date, if we receive sufficient applications.

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