Social Care

Occupational Therapist

Job description

Job Purpose

  • To work as a member of the SEN/Disabled Children’s Team, with the main functions of assessment, leading to: - provision of equipment, advice on adaptations, independence training and advice to parents/carers.
  • To work within the context of current legislation and policies.
  • To work in a flexible manner providing an effective and comprehensive service to children with disabilities and their families

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Arrange assessment of Occupational Therapy needs for services and to work collaboratively with children and families to meet the identified needs of individuals and to confirm in writing with the client the agreed objectives and expected outcomes.
  • To involve parents/carers in the process and take into account their needs as well as those of the client.
  • To carry a caseload and provide advice, support and advocacy according to OT expertise for clients and carers, as appropriate.
  • To negotiate the delivery of services with providers and other Agencies e.g. specialist adaptive equipment suppliers, home improvement agency and Housing
  • To work collaboratively with other professionals around the child and families eg. social workers, physiotherapists and community nurses
  • To identify with the Senior/Assistant Team Manager the level of resources required and where necessary provide clinical reasoning to support provision. To consider cost effectiveness in relation to service delivery.
  • To monitor the progress of the written objectives and outcomes taking into account the child’s/families views and needs using a flexible approach.
  • To participate in other activities which would benefit from the application of OT professional skills, e.g. working parties, special service developments, policy formulation, group work and community development work.
  • To inform the management team of specific unmet needs or inadequate budgetary provision and where appropriate seeking alternative sources
  • To maintain up to date electronic case records and fulfil departmental procedures and statutory duties.
  • To ensure OT professional standards are met in accordance with HCPC and COT Code of Ethics
  • To actively participate in professional supervision.
  • To carry out other tasks as required
  • To promote equality as an integral part of the role, treating everyone with fairness and dignity.
  • To comply with WBC health and safety policies, procedures and rules, taking reasonable care of self and others.
  • To adhere to the standards set out in the WBC competency framework.

Working with Archer Resourcing Ltd:

We have been helping all health care professionals find exciting new roles for a number of years, so we know exactly where to look when it comes to sourcing the best opportunities. We operate across the UK, and, with amazing relationships with the biggest employers in UK social care, we give you the best chance of landing your next role.

We have a reputation for recruiting efficiently, however, we can only respond to candidates who meet the exact requirements of the position. If you have any queries about a role or application, then please call Archer direct on the provided contact details.

Due the high demand of CV's received we are unable to respond to all applications. However, we may hold your CV on file and contact you for future suitable roles.

We also offer a £250 referral bonus should you know of anyone who may be interested.

Must be eligible be work in the U.K.

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