Our client is looking for a Band 6 OT to join their team
Band 6 Community Occupational Therapist
Our client in Staffordshire is looking for an OT to work in the Community.
Our client's award winning Home Improvement Agency Service is dedicated to making suitable, fit-for-purpose adaptations to service user's homes which help them to live more independently.
You will be required to -
*Undertake holistic, home-based assessment of service users with a variety of physical, cognitive, sensory and/or learning disabilities. With an emphasis on assessing difficulties arising as a result of the home environment.
*Make recommendations on adaptations required within the homes of service users, which will appropriately meet their long term needs, and those of their carers.
*Support caseworkers, technical officers and technicians in the delivery of minor adaptations, Disabled Facilities Grants and privately funded adaptations.
*Assess for appropriate equipment where needed, to maximise the benefits of the adaptation(s).
*Liaise with registered providers of social housing regarding adaptations required for their tenants.
*Work closely with Allied Health Professionals, within both social and health services.
*Participate and contribute as required with clinical audit, evaluation and research activities.
*Represent the service by taking an active role in relevant activities, conferences and events, and pro-actively ensure that all aspects of the Service are promoted and made equally accessible to all communities within the catchment area.
*A BSc degree in Occupational Therapy
*Current HCPC professional registration
*Previous experience of working as an Occupational Therapist with patients with long-term and deteriorating medical conditions, including palliative care and an understanding of the impact of these conditions on patient's lives
*Experience of undertaking holistic assessments
*Previous experience of working in a similar service is preferred but not essential
*Current UK driving licence (minimum 3 years) and access to your own vehicle
*Competitive salary linked with AFC pay scales
*5% Enhanced Pension Scheme
*Private Medical Insurance
*Company Sick Pay
*33 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays) plus an optional 5 unpaid days
*Staff benefit scheme - 200+ exclusive perks and discounts from leading retailers and leisure outlets
If you are interested in this great opportunity, please call Alison on 0207 045 3327