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Occupational Therapist – Adult Social Care Team

  • Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
  • Temporary / Full Time
  • Sam Boggis
  • £27.18 - £27.18

Seven Social Care are looking for a temporary Occupational Therapist to work in Bradford. This position is initially for a period of 4 months and is paying £27.18 per hour (paid to you via an umbrella company).

The role:

To carry out assessments of service users in the community who have a disability, complex health and social care needs, under the provisions of relevant Social Care legislation and in accordance with Occupational Therapy training. This often involves people with complex and life limiting conditions, vulnerable adults / children and safeguarding issues.

To make recommendations to improve service users independence and/or reduce the strain on their carers in an efficient, effective and practicable way, primarily by the recommendation of equipment and/or adaptations solutions, and to make arrangements for the provision of these.

To implement treatment programmes for service users in the Local Authority’s residential and respite units in order for them to maintain or improve their levels of function, and ensure appropriate discharge arrangements are in place. To follow these service users through discharge to community living.

Key Responsibilities:

      To determine service user’s eligibility for provision of services according to the relevant legislation. To undertake holistic assessments of service users’ needs; physical, psychological and social, taking into account complex factors requiring analysis, interpretation and comparison of a range of options. To be responsible for requisitioning specialist community equipment, adaptations and housing options and tasks connected to this e.g. demonstration of equipment, liaison with adaptations providers particularly regarding Disabled Facilities Grants. To contribute and make recommendations on the assessment and provision of care packages by providing an occupational therapy perspective.

To liaise with relevant parties to assist the assessment and planning process. To use effective and appropriate communication skills through a variety of means e.g. face to face contact, telephone, written and e-mail. To be responsible for maintaining contemporaneous service user’s records according to departmental and professional standards.

To manage and prioritise own caseload, to plan and organize own day to day work and predominately to act as key worker. To maintain the electronic calendar in order to facilitate flexible working arrangements.

To recognise situations where the service user, carers or others in the household may be at risk in their current environment and take safeguarding measures.

To recommend ways of meeting needs that are underpinned by occupational therapy theory and practice, including adaptive approaches prior to compensatory recommendations.

To develop and implement appropriate skills to enable safe moving and handling practice on behalf of service users and their carers’ by professional judgment, based on risk assessment of the individuals needs in any given environment with regard to the issue of equipment that is appropriate and timely.

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 hours p/w.

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