To carry a varied, challenging and complex workload. Regular supervision will be in accordance with the Departmental Supervision Policy. To work under guidance within relevant legislation with clients to assess their needs, identify options for meeting those needs and review outcomes within the Department’s procedures, ensuring that the intervention provided is person centred. To participate as an active member of the Occupational Therapy Team and maintain effective relationships with other agencies to determine good outcomes. MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• To work within the values of the Departments as expressed within the Care Act, promoting independence and wellbeing.
• To carry out assessments of client and their carer with complex needs.
• To decide on the most appropriate option will be offered to the client to meet the identified need. • To ensure the agreed action plan is implemented in a timely manner, liaising with other agencies as required.
• To review and re-assess the needs of the client & their carer to ensure a positive outcome.
• To manage a complex caseload independently, seeking support and suggesting solutions for workload difficulties, exercising a degree of autonomy in situations of complexity, risk and challenge. • To accept responsibility and work with clients who face complex social situation, making recommendations and liaising with other professionals where appropriate to ensure the continued safety / liberty of the client.
• To assess for and recommend major housing adaptations in line with current legislation and local processes.
• To assess for equipment and / or minor works to promote independence and safety.
• To maintain specialist knowledge of equipment available, promote its safe usage and ensure Community Equipment Service PIN is used responsibly.
• To act as the named contact for the client to contact within the Department.
• To work alone under own initiative and as part of a community based team.
• To work with clients who are terminally ill.
• To use communication, reasoning and negotiation skills to establish and maintain positive interpersonal relationships with other staff, clients and their carer’s.
• To work proactively and in collaboration with staff from other agencies, such as Health, as well as service providers from within the Department or from the Private or Voluntary Sector in promoting independence and to prevent harm.
• To maintain appropriate and up to date records on work undertaken in accordance with the Departmental policy and to adhere to confidentiality and Data Protection policy and procedures.
• To have extensive knowledge of disability and illness, which can affect clients within the community.
• To exercise good personal time management.
• To attend case conferences and meetings, and produce reports as required.
• To independently facilitate student placements.
• To support Team Manager / Senior Practitioner with enquiries, providing direct assistance / support as required.
• To be responsible for supporting Team Manager / Senior Practitioner in monitoring the ongoing service delivery to clients.
• To undertake any other duties of a similar level and responsibility as may be required.
• To fully demonstrate the requirements of the HCPC’s Standards of Proficiency for Occupational Therapy and Code of Conduct.
• To attend training courses and staff development activities, progressing continued professional development (CPD).
• To be responsible for carrying out, and compliance with Health and Safety policies and procedures, as it applies to self, other staff and users.
• To offer advice and be consulted within a specialist service area.
• To ensure the requirements of the Complaints Procedure are compiled with and, if required, respond to complaints.
• To carry out duties in accordance with Council any Departmental policies and procedures.
• To act in accordance with and carry out statutory obligations, equality duties and antidiscriminatory practice, challenging and reporting any areas of poor practice through line management.
- OT qualification with Knowledge of DFG process essential
- BSc or equivalent in Occupational Therapy, with current Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration and evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
Working with Evergood Associates offers you a number of benefits including:
Your own dedicated specialist consultantAccess to the widest variety of social work jobs across local authorities and private organisations throughout the UKReliable Payroll run on a weekly basisFree DBS and compliance service£150 recommend a friend scheme
If you would like to find out more, apply for this position or enquire about similar roles please call Chloe Prior on 01992 513 777 ext 3 or send your CV and contact details to Chloe.Prior@evergoodassociates.co.uk