Occupational Therpaist

Job description

Job purpose:

  • To provide a quality Occupational Therapy service to adults arising out of the Council’s duties and powers under legislation and in accordance with divisional and area policy, procedures, guidelines and the professional practice standards for Occupational Therapists.
  • To provide appropriate, professional occupational therapy assessments of older people, adults with physical and sensory needs or learning disability and carers with a focus on meeting the social care outcomes as articulated in the Department of Health’s Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework.
  • To safeguard adults and carers at risk of harm and promote Making Safeguarding Personal principles and their wellbeing.
  • To promote a culture of continuous development and professional development including to enhance the quality of practice and staff wellbeing.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting or supporting individual assessments or facilitating and promoting self assessments using the appropriate tools and techniques in order to establish clear, relevant, proportionate, cost effective and appropriate options for the individual.
  • Conducting risk assessments with adults and carers, in line with eligibility criteria and Mental Capacity legislation. Risk assessments will include specialist assessments of manual handling where appropriate.
  • Managing an allocated caseload in compliance with statutory requirements, Council policy, professional best practice and with regard for individual choice.
  • Referring appropriate cases and seeking the support of other specialist teams and professionals and, conversely, providing professional OT support and advice to others.
  • Valuing and encouraging the contribution of adults and their advocates, relatives, carers and support workers where appropriate, to ensure that they are engaged in the assessment, support and review process.
  • Taking responsibility for the administrative processes associated with dealing with cases in accordance with service procedures, standards and targets.
  • Assisting with monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the service and contributing to the development of service improvements through participation and involvement in local and central team meetings, supervision, training, conferences and other forums.


  • Recognised Occupational Therapy Qualification.
  • Registration as an Occupational Therapist with the HCPC.
  • Relevant experience of operating effectively in an Occupational Therapy role.
  • Experience of actively and effectively participating in cross-functional networks and local groups.
  • Experience of undertaking moving and handling assessments and demonstrating the use of equipment including professional advice and support.
  • Experience of preparing clear and accurate correspondence, reports and other written documentation.
  • Enhanced DBS dated within the last 12 months. On the update service? You could be fast tracked through our recruitment process today.
  • Willingness to complete an enhanced DBS if you do not currently hold one.

Working with Archer Resourcing

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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 to work in the U.K

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