Community Social Services Occupational Therapist

Community / Social Ot
Band 6
West Midlands, West Midlands
Up to £29.99 per hour

Community Social Services Occupational Therapist

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JustOT are looking to recruit a Community Social Services Occupational Therapist for a locum position with our client in West Midlands.

The pay for this position is £29.99 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 with the below experience

*To practice at all times within the appropriate legislative framework and Council policies and procedures.
*Assess the individual's functional abilities identifying potential for independence and making appropriate recommendations which prevent, reduce or delay the needs of the individual for care and support.
*Prescribe, order and ensure timely delivery of appropriate equipment and assistive technology to meet assessed needs.
*Demonstrate the correct use of equipment to individuals and their carers.
*Assess for and recommend the provision of minor and major home adaptations to promote independence, working in collaboration with Housing colleagues and other partners.
*Plan, implement and monitor reablement programmes to improve and maintain independence at home or in any other appropriate setting.
*Undertake individual moving and handling assessments using a single-handed care approach where appropriate, completing moving and handling risk assessments and safe systems of work.
*Joint working with formal and informal careers to ensure moving and handling equipment is used safely and appropriately in accordance with moving and handling risk assessments and safe systems of work.
*Where appropriate assess capacity to gain valid and effective consent or make use of legal frameworks designed to protect those individuals who lack capacity to make decisions about their care and support.
* Where appropriate co-produce care and support plans with clearly identified individual outcomes.
* Where appropriate, undertake reviews of care and support plans to ascertain their effectiveness and appropriateness and to identify any potential re-ablement, equipment and/or adaptation provision as an alternative means of meeting assessed needs.
* Promote and manage positive risk taking as appropriate in supporting individuals to meet desired outcomes.
*Provide professional information, advice and support to individuals and their carers, colleagues and partners by building positive relationships.
*To participate as required in a duty system responding to queries and requests for urgent support from citizens, carers and other agencies.
*Undertake statutory adult safeguarding enquiries for specific occupational therapy issues, including risk assessments and associated activities in accordance with the Care Act 2014.
*Identify and appropriately report any safeguarding concerns regarding children and young people in accordance with local policy.
*Maintain accurate, concise and professionally defensible records of work undertaken to ensure compliance with Council policy and professional standards.
* Actively participate in regular supervision and Annual Performance Conversations.
*To undertake regular validated training to supervise occupational therapy students.
*Assist in the mentoring and supervision of Occupational Therapy Assistants, apprentices and students, including students from other disciplines as required to support the development of professional skills and knowledge.
*To be accountable for own progression and career development, undertaking training and professional development and maintaining up-to-date knowledge and skills.
*Manage own time and workload identifying priorities and meeting relevant timescales in accordance with both national and local procedures.
*To practice in an anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive manner that supports diversity and equality for all people.

*To adhere at all times to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics of the HCPC, maintain registration and ensure continuing professional development.
*Any other duties required by your line manager commensurate with the grade and 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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