Job Reference: 58438
Occupational Therapist Assistant
- Hebburn, Tyne and Wear
- £11.7 - £14.61 per hour
- Temporary / Full Time
Seven Resourcing are looking for 2 temporary Occupational Therapy Assistants to work in Hebburn. These positions are initially for a period of 3 months and are paying from £11.70 – £14.61 per hour (PAYE and umbrella payment options are available).
To provide a professional personalised occupational therapist service to adults with care and support needs, their families and carers living in South Tyneside, in line with the requirements of the Care Act. These may include people with a learning disability, autism, older people and people with physical and mental disabilities.
You will contribute to the development, performance, quality assurance and continuous improvement of Adults and Integrated Care. Ensuring services are responsive to the local and national landscape and contribute to the Council’s aims and objectives within an overall framework that safeguards adults, promoting health, independence and wellbeing.
supervision, you will manage a caseload of clients requiring assessments and interventions appropriate to your level of expertise and personal development, to ensure those adults with care and support needs and their families and carers achieve their desired outcomes. You will ensure that policy objectives are met within your area of responsibility, whilst optimising service performance and use of available resources with a focus on value for money.
- To provide functional assessment of short and long term need at a level of complexity appropriate to the post, facilitating choice through the promotion of independence, as allocated by your line manager and where requested.
Work with the adult or carer to develop an agreed care and support plan to achieve the identified outcomes to meet assessed eligibility need within resource allocation.
To refer, liaise, consult and work effectively with agencies and other professionals in order to meet identified needs.
Focussed on outcomes, emphasis will be placed upon rehabilitation, health promotion and adaptations to help prevent, reduce or delay the need for ongoing support in order to maximise independence in daily living activities.
Ensure care and support services are person centred, focused and promote independence, overall safety and well-being of vulnerable adults and where relevant vulnerable children.
To promote and embed the effective delivery of strength based approaches to support, maximising on an individual’s strengths and community / family resources.
Provide professional support and information, guidance and advice on how needs could be partly or wholly met by universal and other non-care services.
Proactively work towards embedding personalisation into practice including but not limited to individual budgets, direct payments, self-assessment and self-directed support. Practice and support planning will be focused on outcomes rather than service driven.
Contribute to the reassessments and reviews of support packages as required, ensuring the right level of support is delivered only for as long as is needed and at a reasonable price, advising adults and carers of alternative services as appropriate.
- Qualifications: NVQ Level 3 or equivalent competency based qualification.
- Experience: Experience of working with adults with care and support needs. This may include people with a learning disability, autism, older people and people with physical and mental disabilities.
- Compliance: Current DBS and references covering the last 2 years.
- Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
- Hours: 37.5 hours p/w.
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