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Occupational Therapist

Job Description

🔍 Job Title: Occupational Therapist with Major Adaptation Experience

👥 Team: Adult Social Care

⏰ Hours: Up to 37 per week

📍 Location: Haringey

⏳ Duration: ASAP until August 2024 with a likely contract extension

💰Rate of Pay: £37 per hour dependent on experience, PAYE or Ltd company

🔑 Position Overview:

We are seeking an experienced Occupational Therapist with a specialization in major adaptation to join our multidisciplinary team. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in assessing service users, facilitating independence, managing complex health needs, and promoting holistic wellbeing.

📋 Key Responsibilities:

  1. Conduct initial assessments of service users with complex care and therapy needs across the First Response, Reablement, and Assessment Service teams.
  2. Support service users in setting client-centered goals to promote independence and wellbeing at home.
  3. Assess and provide equipment to improve independence in daily activities and reduce the risk of injury, including manual handling assessments.
  4. Independently manage a caseload, prioritizing effectively and managing time efficiently.
  5. Identify service users appropriate for Continuing Health Care to manage complex health needs.
  6. Identify and address Safeguarding concerns, adhering to Inter-Agency Policy and Procedures for Safeguarding Adults.
  7. Assess capacity and decision-making abilities as per the Care and Mental Capacity Act.
  8. Ensure cost-effective service provision and recommend specialist equipment and adaptations in line with eligibility criteria and departmental guidelines.
  9. Complete carers assessments to support informal carers and manage the risk of carer breakdown.
  10. Maintain accurate and up-to-date case records using council's IT systems and ensure compliance with statutory and local protocols.
  11. Uphold confidentiality regarding service users and information obtained during employment, in accordance with data protection regulations.
  12. Develop and maintain effective working relationships across Adult Social Care and other specialist agencies.
  13. Promote Occupational Therapy services to external organizations and provide guidance on service provision.
  14. Provide supervision and support for OT Assistants and junior team members, including training and professional development.
  15. Recommend changes in the Occupational Therapy role and service delivery as necessary and act as a skills resource for professionals across Adult Social Care and partner services.

ğŸŽ“ Qualifications and Experience:

- Bachelor's or Master's degree in Occupational Therapy.

- Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

- Significant experience in occupational therapy with a focus on major adaptation.

- Knowledge of relevant legislation and best practices in adult social care.

- Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

- Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team.

Benefits:
- Four weekly payroll runs.
- £250 training allowance.
- Excellent pay rates.
- Exceptional referral bonuses.
- Specialists mental health consultants offering single point of contact.
- Frequent notifications for upcoming opportunities via text and email.
- Ltd & PAYE payment options available.
- Nationwide provider of mental health staff to over 40 different NHS trusts offering mental health services and over 200 local authorities.
- FREE DBS disclosures provided via fast track online services.
- FREE Occupational Health Check and Immunizations.

Are you happy with your current agency? At SCS, we believe in rewarding your loyalty and hard work!
- £150 Agency Switch Bonus - If you're unhappy with your current agency or simply fancy a change, Service Care Solutions will give you £150 for bringing your current contract to us.
- £250 Welcome Bonus - We are offering a Welcome Bonus of £250, paid after completion of two weeks in your new placement.
- Refer a Friend (Earn up to £750 per Referral) - Simply refer your friend. If they get the role, we'll give you up to £750 per Referral.

If this role sounds like a great fit for you, send your CV to brett.smith@servicecare.org.uk