Occupational Therapist - Adult Social Care - Surrey - £30 per hour
We are currently looking for an Occupational therapist to join the adult social care team with one of our social care clients based in Surrey.
The role reports directly to an Operational Team Manager and successful OT will be a member of a small team (10- 15) of Social Workers and Occupational Therapists. Teams are aligned to GP clusters/Districts and focused on one of the following areas - working age adults, older people, or older adult mental health in addition there are hospital assessment teams co-located with NHS colleagues and a number of specialist teams with countywide remits.
This role will be required to support OT activity across various teams and service user groups.
The successful Occupational Therapist is responsible for working with individuals who have complex social needs and are more vulnerable as a result of disability, exclusion, or diminished capacity. To maximise or promote personal strengths, social networks and resources.
Initial 6-month contract, car driver desirable but not essential.
Benefits of this Occupational Therapist role include:
- Excellent Pay Rates
- Rewarding and varied work
- Steady Caseloads
- Access to a well-established network with adult occupational therapy services
- "Refer a Friend" bonus - get £200 for each Occupational Therapist you refer who we successfully place
- Your own dedicated personal recruitment advisor with extensive sector knowledge
Role responsibilities as an Occupational Therapist:
- To undertake assessment of risk involving safeguarding of vulnerable adults/carers and their families across a range of settings.
- Taking responsibility and working with individuals facing complex social and family crisis across a range of settings
- Promoting autonomy and development with individuals who have complex needs and are more vulnerable to exclusion.
- Working with communities, individuals and families to promote their personal strengths.
- To assess, review and provide help to an individual, family or carer with complex family or social care needs,
- To carry out an assessment or enquiry and plan responses with an adult, their representative or advocate if they lack capacity,
- To safeguard clients from abuse, neglect or exploitation, building effective relationships with individuals and families as appropriate.
- To enable an adult who has been abused or neglected to improve their circumstances, where it is unclear whether the person lacks mental capacity to make decisions, or where it is unclear whether their decisions are compromised by the undue influence of others.
- To seek to promote social justice and rights by challenging neglect, discrimination and exclusion, and helping to build safe, strong and caring social networks and communities.
- To take a lead on community development to assess, identify and maximise the strengths or assets of individuals, their families and their communities to increase independence and quality of life.
- To help people facing significant personal adversity to improve their health, well-being and social engagement.
- To build relationships with individuals and families who find it difficult to engage with services but need support to develop or maintain independence or autonomy. For example, older people with social care needs who wish to remain at home.
- In integrated teams, to positively contribute to the achievement of joint working practices.
- Prepare sketch plans/diagrams and schemes of work with other agencies and evaluate the safe use of equipment and adaptations.
- To review effectiveness of equipment and instruct service users and carers on the safe use of equipment and comply with relevant legislation, policy and guidelines on safe working practices, thereby reducing risks.
- Assess and provide therapeutic intervention focusing on enablement and prevention to increase independence and meet the aspirations of service users.
- Working closely with the working age adult teams and older people teams devise enablement programmes to support progression for the service user and provide evidence-based outcomes in line with the care act.
- Assess for, and review levels of support required, focusing on use of equipment, adaptations and moving and handling techniques particularly in relation to supported living and waa residential establishments and the effective use of one to one hours.
The successful Occupational Therapist will have experience of:
- Providing professional occupational therapy services
- Undertaking and reviewing assessments of users in consultation with other health professionals.
- Providing aids and rehabilitation for people with disabilities
- On occasions designing tailor made equipment and adaptations to users' homes and provide advice on design and planning of buildings and facilities
- Assessing the needs of people as they relate to housing adaptations
- Initiating and coordinating appropriate outcomes identified in the assessment
- Reviewing services to ensure they continue to meet the identified outcomes.
- Safeguarding vulnerable adults
- Advising on home and workplace environmental alterations, such as adjustments for wheelchair access;
- Liaising with other professionals, such as doctors, physiotherapists, social workers, equipment suppliers and architects, as well as patients' families, carers and employers;
- Writing reports and attending multidisciplinary case meetings to plan and review ongoing treatment.
- Managing a caseload, prioritising needs, and completing administrative tasks
As a Physiotherapist you MUST be:
- HCPC registered
- Eligible to work in the UK
Why Liquid Personnel?
- Free DBS and compliance service
- Access to exclusive roles that aren't available from other agencies
- Your own dedicated consultant with extensive sector knowledge
- Access to a wide selection of Allied Health positions across the UK
- Networking opportunities at numerous candidate events
- Personalised job alerts tailored to your requirements
- "Refer a Friend" bonus - get £200 for each worker you refer who we successfully place
- "Find your own job" bonus - get £200 for bringing your own position to us
- Twice weekly payroll
Liquid Healthcare and Liquid HC is the healthcare division of Liquid Personnel Ltd.
Liquid Personnel is an equal opportunities employer. Liquid Personnel Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy
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