At West Sussex County Council we are working to transform Adults’ Services by embracing a strengths-based approach and working towards a model that supports local communities and economies.
Our focus is on prevention and reablement, supporting family and friend carers, and supporting people to maintain their independence and autonomy. Our approach will move away from traditional types of support, towards solutions that work with people to keep them independent for longer and living in their own home and community.
It is important that people have a life, not just a service, and that they value the support they receive. We want to promote wellbeing and ensure people are safe and will work alongside our partners to achieve this.
Being an occupational therapist is rewarding, but it can be a challenging job and we recognise that to achieve excellent outcomes for our residents our staff need to feel supported and have opportunities to develop. We work hard to make sure occupational therapists have what they need to be the best they can be and make the most of their experience with us.
We provide a working environment that values professional supervision and support, as well as professional and clinical leadership through experienced senior practitioners and team managers. This provides our workforce with what they need to deliver the best possible outcomes for our residents. We work to ensure that innovation and evidence-based practice underpins what we do and that we maintain an environment within which our occupational therapists can develop and progress in their careers.
We have invested in continuing professional development and have clear career progression pathways, with many opportunities for training and learning.
We recognise the inspirational work our occupational therapists undertake on a daily basis to support our residents. So we invite you to come and find out more about us. If you have the talent and ambition to achieve the best for the people we serve, then we will support you to progress and develop throughout your occupational therapy career.