Hindley Town Hall
Wigan Life Centre
Leigh Sports Village
You will be based at one of the above locations.
Salary: Grade 9, £31,401 - £36,153 per annum
37 hours per week
You will provide specialised assessment, treatment and management of service users who present with physical, learning or mental health needs that impact on their ability to manage within their home environment. You will identify if there is potential for improvement through joint working with other community therapists, using Reablement Programmes, the use of Equipment and/or Adaptations and Assistive Technology devices. You will respond to the long-term needs of service users who require major adaptations to their home environment, using your knowledge of function and the impact of the built environment to develop solutions to meet their needs and maintain independence and safety.
The OT role is an essential part of the Integration of Community services as health and social care develop an integrated locality service delivery model.
You will work closely with the Advanced Practitioner Occupational Therapist and other specialists in Occupational Therapy to develop an integrated approach to services, identifying service goals and priorities.
You will have a degree or diploma in Occupational Therapy with post qualification experience. You will have proven experience of working with people with physical disabilities, and knowledge of a range of equipment and adaptions.
You will be positive, motivated and caring with a passion for providing outstanding services to our service users. You will be used to working under pressure and will thrive in a busy, fast paced environment. You’ll be a great communicator who asks the right questions and will be eager to resolve problems and devise solutions in order to achieve positive outcomes for our service users. You will be keen to work with service users, families, colleagues and partner organisations in order to build and maintain good relationships.
Wigan Council has been voted ‘Council of the Year’ at the 2019 LGC Awards and has recently published The Deal 2030,
our ambitious plan for our borough. We are signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment
ensuring that your service will be continuous or 'unbroken' between the supporting organisations.
The Early Intervention Service is a well-respected, enthusiastic and proactive multidisciplinary service consisting of Occupational Therapists, Primary Assessors, Sensory Rehab Officers, Reablement staff, Manual Handling Advisors and the Integrated Community Equipment Service. Our Reablement service is a CQC ‘Outstanding’ rated service, and proud to be part of the team that helped to achieve the accolade of ‘Council of the year’! We provide a range of services to Wigan residents who have experienced a period of illness or have an ongoing disability, with the aim of improving their level of independence and wellbeing. We achieve this via a reablement approach with programmes being devised by the OT and a collaborative approach to progression of the service user’s outcomes with our in-house Reablement service. We also offer compensatory solutions via the provision of equipment, adaptations and assistive technology devices, enabling people to remain in their own homes. We are a committed team wholly focused on improving the lives of our service users. As part of Wigan Council’s Deal for Adult Social Care and Health, we are committed to providing an asset-based approach, with a focus on a person’s strengths and talents, and how we can support them to be a part of their local community. We will provide you with the support you need to do your job and give you the opportunity to learn and develop further within the organisation.
The early intervention and prevention service forms part of Integrated Community Services within the Healthier Wigan partnership.
We offer an agile working environment, with the benefits of utilising several bases across the borough open to council employees, as well as the opportunity to work from home where appropriate. We operate a flexible working policy and will consider flexible working hours in line with the requirements of the service.
As an employer we like to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits.
For further information, please contact Angela Crook on 01942 489494 or email A.Crook@wigan.gov.uk
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Interview date: Monday 25 November 2019
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