Occupational Therapist – Adults Team

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  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Contract
  • Posted:
    5 months ago
  • Category:
    Social Care
  • Deadline:
    31st July 2019
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Job Description

Social Personnel are currently looking for a 3 to join an Adult Social Care  team based in  West London.

Duties

  • To be responsible for and manage a caseload, ensuring casework is carried out in an appropriate and timely fashion.
  • To assess and advise service users and their informal carers on all aspects of their daily life, under the Care Act 2014. To assess and make recommendations, as appropriate under the 1996 Housing, Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act.
  • To work with service users to indentify and set goals to increase their independence and prevent the need for longer term services, ensuring the person’s well being.
  • To work with Community Independence Assistants in reviewing the outcomes for set goals and setting additional goals as needed.
  • To act as a Trusted Assessor in relation to low level social care assessment and care provision if required as key assessor with a service user.
  • To advise on methods of overcoming problems of daily living by using new techniques e.g. to assist with dressing, bathing, cooking, involving carers/family where appropriate.
  • To adjust the environment to suit the service user’s needs by recommending and ordering appropriate and cost effective equipment and/or minor adaptations to the home, in accordance with relevant Occupational Therapy policies and procedures.
  • To demonstrate and instruct the service user ands his/her family and carers in the correct use and maintenance of equipment and adaptations provided.
  • To take part in the Duty System.To undertake duty visits as needed and organise urgent intervention including care packages.
  • To act as part of a rapid response if needed, including the completion of moving and handling assessments in the person’s home.
  • To ensure that any recommendations are implemented by liaising with the relevant departments as necessary.
  • To liaise with health, social service and voluntary sector colleagues and other relevant agencies in order to provide continuity of care.
  • To work in partnership with voluntary and statutory agencies and ensure that the service user has all the relevant information and support services.
  • To make written recommendations in respect of special housing needs and to advise service users as to the suitability of housing offers in relation to their disability.
  • To adhere to deadlines for carrying out work.
  • To liaise with the Department of Environmental Health and external agencies with regard to the provision of Disabled Facilities Grants, if required.
  • To supervise Occupational Therapy Assistants and Occupational Therapy Students as required, keeping line manager informed.
  • To maintain concise electronic records of assessments and other contacts with users, relatives and other professionals in accordance with departmental and professional policies.

 

What you need: 

  • A degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy and current registration with the HCPC
  • Knowledge of Occupational Therapy assessments/interventions
  • HCPC registration
  • The legal right to work in the UK

 Benefits of working with Social Personnel:

  • As a Top Tier agency across many local authorities nationwide, Social Personnel have access to jobs earlier than other agencies, giving you the best chance at securing the role.
  • A way to give back to charitable organisations/disadvantaged young people, through our partnership with Youth at Risk, now known as GRIT
  • Simplistic payroll process, taking away the hassle from you – just enjoy your hard earned money each week
  • Training and development opportunities which meet the needs of your career and are tailored to you
  • A market leading referral bonus, paid across 3 months, for every successful placement we make from someone you refer to us
  • Your own highly experienced recruitment consultant and dedicated aftercare team
  • Boat Parties, prize giveaways and much, much more…

Contact:

If this is something you see yourself doing please feel free to contact  Elma on (0203-8705-807)

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