Occupational Therapist – Adult Social Care Team

Location: Redcar  |  North Yorkshire  |  England
Sector: Social Care
Consultant: Sam Boggis
Job Reference: 45400
Salary: £21 - £21
Job Status: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Social Care are looking for a temporary Occupational Therapist to work with the Adult Social Care Team in Redcar. This position is initially for 8 weeks and is paying £21.00 per hour via an umbrella company.

The role:

The primary purpose of the Occupational Therapy service is to deliver the Council’s statutory duties under the following legislation;

      National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 Section 47(1)

Chronically Sick and Disabled Person’s Act 1970, Section 2:

National Assistance Act 1948, Section 29(1) & (2)

Housing Grants, Construction & Regeneration Act 1996

This will be delivered through the functional assessments of people with disabilities and their carers in order to develop value for money plans to improve a person’s independence, dignity and care.

To actively participate and contribute to partnership working within the Integrated Occupational Therapy Service

Key Responsibilities:

      To carry out in conjunction with other key staff, functional assessments of people with disabilities related to their daily living needs, taking into account the needs of their Carers, and to identify appropriate support plans within the scope of FACS eligibility

To independently manage a caseload of service users referred from different agencies, and self-referrals with a highly complex range of needs to develop creative responses to support people to return to work, leisure and home activities within the scope of FACS eligibility.

To have a good working knowledge of legislation, & policy surrounding disability, housing, building adaptation funding, direct payments and personal budgets

To identify appropriate systems of support with people and their carers, enabling them to maintain/improve their quality of life and function as independently as possible

To utilise moving and handling skills in the assessment of service users and teach, demonstrate use of moving and handling equipment to service users, family and carers

Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualifications: Degree approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Experience: 2+ years working within a similar role.
  • Compliance: Up to date HCPC registration and DBS.
  • Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
  • Hours: 37.5 hours p/w.

Working with Seven Social Care:

Established in 2011, Seven Social Care is a leading provider of social care professionals to county councils, charities, hospitals, care homes and private organisations across the UK.

Seven is the recruitment service that guarantees experienced, qualified and available staff exactly when you need them. Our expert talent acquisition team seamlessly connect professionals to all areas of social care; including Children and Adults, Mental Health, Substance Misuse, Community, Support Work and everything in between.

After winning multiple awards in 2019, we are proud of our nationwide reputation for providing a world-class recruitment service that is underpinned by honesty, integrity and attention to detail.

Refer a friend, family member or colleague for £250

If you’re not the perfect match for this role, but you know a Social Worker who is, help them find their next role by referring them to Seven Social Care. As a little ‘thank you’ from us, you will receive £250 for every referral that is successfully placed into a new role.