The postholder will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a range of settings. They will manage a caseload of Adults with Learning Disabilities in a range of environments to develop and deliver quality rehabilitation service to people presenting with acute and chronic problems across a wide range of conditions i.e. mobility-movement, obesity, posture, orthopaedic, dysphagia, respiratory, post surgery etc.
The Merton Team for People with Learning Disabilities (MTPLD) is a health and social services team for adults with learning disabilities who live in or originate from the London Borough of Merton. We use a person centred approach to promote a good quality of life for people through using services in their local communities.
To take lead role in as a sole clinician in the assessment and treatment of people with rehabilitation needs who present complex physical and psychological conditions.
• To have responsibility for developing and delivering an individual treatment plan.
• To be responsible for own caseload and all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner.
• To provide advice on specialised physiotherapy treatment plan for service users e.g. postural management 24 hrs programme, eating and drinking programme, advice on specialist seating and to be consulted by other team members and health care professionals.
• To evaluate client intervention and rehabilitation progress using appropriate outcome measure and evaluation tools.
• To be responsible for a defined area of the service working without direct supervision.
• To work closely and liaise with other services to ensure smooth continuity of care for people with a learning disability.
• To work closely with clients, carers and families, demonstrating empathy and forming productive relationships and agreeing decision making relevant to the patient/client management.
• To deliver the service in various settings including day centres and the client’s home.
• To provide input to the Sutton & Merton Dysphagia service, including attendance at their team meetings on a rota basis.
• To employ excellent communication skills to ensure that effective communication is achieved and to demonstrate skills in motivating clients and /or carers to engage in the therapeutic process.
• To demonstrate skills in dealing with complex issues to generate appropriate strategies for independent caseload management.
• To complete risk assessments and continually evaluate risk throughout intervention in relation to all aspects of safety regarding self, client and colleagues.
• To participate in areas of risk management, quality standards setting and clinical effectiveness.
• To play an active role in the safeguarding of vulnerable adults.
- HCPC Registration
- Relevant qualification
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