Community Social Services Occupational Therapist

Senior / Social Ot
Band 6
London, London
Up to £34 per hour

Community Social Services Occupational Therapist

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JustOT are looking to recruit a band 6 Community Social Services Occupational Therapist for a locum position with our client in London.

The pay for this position is £34 per hour, and we are looking for someone who can start as soon as possible for an ongoing duration.

We are looking for an Occupational Therapist to join our Community Housing Team

Manage a complex caseload setting clear service objectives and determining the appropriate level and duration of OT intervention. Maintain appropriate records and statistics as specified by the team manager.

Participate in the duty rota and determine whether the user has a permanent and substantial physical impairment and meets the eligibility criteria for service provision. Prioritise the appropriate care pathways for each referral.

Assess the functional abilities and needs of users of all ages who have physical impairment; identify, plan and implement OT intervention adhering to policies, procedures and legislation.

Adopt a multi-disciplinary approach liaising with social and health care professionals and agencies to assist with & clarify clients' needs.

Apply evidence-based practice and relevant medical knowledge in determining eligibility and intervention for service users with both long and short-term needs.

Assess the needs of carers and offer guidance and support strategies to enable them to maintain their caring role.

Use a creative and problem solving approach to ensure that clinical decisions are made appropriately.

Implement Reablement/training on alternative techniques for coping strategies for everyday activities.

Demonstrate and instruct clients and informal carers on the safe and correct use, fitting and maintenance of equipment. Ensure the provision of an appropriate risk assessment and manual handling care plan where appropriate.

Adhere to the different ordering processes set out for the provision of complex and simple aids to daily living.

Liaise with specialist manufacturers or suppliers for demonstrations/assessment of non-standard stock equipment, considering the financial constraints.

Undertake moving & handling assessments, write comprehensive moving & handling care plans and ensure safe practice. Instruct users and/or carers as appropriate.

Provide specialist assessments and reports for re-housing, sheltered and extra care facilities. Liaise with the Housing Department to ensure suitable accommodation is located.

Recommend the provision of major adaptations in all property tenures. Prepare specifications and drawings as appropriate, liaise with stakeholders including grant officers, home improvement agencies, architects and builders through to the completion of satisfactory works.

Facilitate applications for day and/or residential care either directly or via referral to the relevant Social Work Team.

Participate in project work to promote developmental initiatives.

Maintain up to date knowledge of medical conditions, equipment, disability resources, DSS benefits and allowances and the legal framework, which underpins OT practice.

Participate in the development and planning of OT services by attending and actively contributing to staff and team meetings and sharing knowledge gained through experience and /or training with colleagues.

Participate in regular supervision in line with the Council's policy.

Keep professional knowledge and skills up to date. Identify training and development needs and in agreement with supervisor/team manager take action to implement. Take responsibility for Continual Professional Development and prepare a portfolio in support as evidence base.

Participate in the induction of new staff to the OT Service.

Provide professional support to and supervise OT Assistants on a day-to-day basis.

Assist/facilitate joint visits with practice based OT students.

Represent and promote the OT Service at public relation events.

Be proficient in the use of IT to carry out the duties of the post.

Successful candidates must hold a degree in occupational therapy and be HCPC registered.

When you work with JustOT, you will have access to a range of benefits that will support you in your role. Our dedicated one-to-one service ensures that you have the support you need to thrive in your role. Our fast-track registration process allows you to start your new role as soon as possible. The excellent rates of pay, and assistance with travel and accommodation are designed to make your transition as smooth as possible.

We also offer weekly pay that is always on time, and access to exclusive NHS and private sector jobs. There is no registration fee, and you will have access to free online training and nationwide occupational therapy job opportunities.

If you are not available for this position, we encourage you to refer a friend and take advantage of our £250 referral bonus. T&C's apply.

If you're interested in working as a locum with JustOT, apply now!

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