We have some fantastic temporary opportunities for Experienced Qualified Occupational Therapists, to work in the following Councils in Greater Manchester – Manchester City, Tameside, Oldham, Rochdale, Bury, Blackburn and Darwen, Blackpool, Salford, Trafford, Warrington, Stockport, and Bolton
Your role will be to deliver a strength based assessment, using an incremental approach to the provision of equipment and adaptations for service users in the community for adults over 18 in their homes.
- You will be involved in the assessment and provision of equipment’s and adaptations, including those provided by Disabled facilities Grants to enable our residents to maintain independence and safety in their homes.
- You will be joining a busy locality team delivering a person centred Occupational Therapy service to the community.
- Valuable experience is required of working in the community, and have an interested in promoting integrated working and developing strong links in the community with our partners in the localities.
- Moving and handling experience, and be prepared to manage a busy caseload as directed by the line manager/team manager.
- There will also be supervision from an Advanced Practitioner, and clinical supervision from Occupational therapists.
- To ensure the councils duties under relevant legislation are discharged in accordance with council policy in relation to individual service users and carers.
- To assist with screening referrals to ensure eligibility in line with the care act 2014.
- Ensure both paper and electronic case records are maintained, reports produced in accordance with statutory requirements and service and interagency policies and procedures.
- To assess the social care needs of individuals and their carers in their home within a multi-disciplinary framework including where appropriate undertaking a risk assessment.
- To recommend the provision of disability equipment for daily living and instruct eligible service users and carers in their use.
- Assess and recommend appropriate Occupational Therapy interventions, and monitor the adaptations to eligible service users homes to maintain and support independence.
- When appropriate assess and make recommendations on the housing needs of eligible service users and the suitability of properties.
- Arrange and purchase services which meet the needs and wishes of service users and carers, using available resources efficiently and effectively.
- To participate in training and other continuing Professional Development opportunities for the professional development of self and others, in line with Health Care Professions Council and Royal College of Occupational Therapy Practice Standards.
- Valid Enhanced DBS on the Update Service
- Full UK Driving Licence, and access to a vehicle
- Valid HCPC Occupational Therapist Registration
- Flexible Working including Evening and Weekend may be required
- Must be familiar with the Care Act 2014 and Housing Legislation
- Moving and Handling Valid Training Certificate
- Excellent people skills, being able to talk to children and families and senior professionals
- There may be some flexibility with the pay rate, depending on your level of experience.
- Reed Reward Benefits and Discounts
- Flexible Payment Options i.e. PAYE / Umbrella and Ltd options
- Weekly Pay, with Online Timesheet system