Adult Occupational Therapist

West Sussex County Council
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05 Sep 2017
03 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Adult Care Point 2 (ACP2) provides a first point of contact for customers requiring a needs assessment under the Care Act 2014. ACP2 also provides an access and triage point for adult safeguarding referrals and an access point for children who require Occupational Therapy and Sensory Service involvement.

Team members will begin, and in some circumstances complete, a statutory needs assessment with adult customers who are approaching WSCC for social care support. In most cases we will provide advice, information and signposting or prescribe equipment to support people to remain independent. Where appropriate, those people requiring on-going face to face assessment will be passed to locality teams.

The service is responsible for receiving and prioritising adult safeguarding referrals and ensuring actions are taken to address immediate risks where necessary and making decisions on which cases need to be passed to locality teams for further enquiry.

Occupational Therapists in the team are responsible for undertaking more complex case work, particularly where there are issues related to complex adaptations or health conditions or where advice is required around moving and handling. They will support the triage of assessment and will provide support and, dependent on experience, supervision to Assessment Officers.

We also offer an attractive benefits package including a childcare voucher scheme, flexible working and Local Government Pension Scheme.

When applying, please ensure that you address the key skills as listed in the role profiles or your application will not be considered.