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Occupational Therapist - Adult Social Services

Job Type:
Elderly, Community, Rehabilitation
Occupational Therapist
£32 per hour
Job Ref:

Occupational Therapist - Adult Social Services - Response and Rehab - Richmond - £30 - £32 per hour

We are currently looking for an Occupational Therapist to join the Response and Rehabilitation Team within Richmond. The team is an integrated health and social care service for adults, primarily older people, working in partnership with the local NHS trust and the London Borough of Richmond Council. 

The service offers individual short-term health and social care packages of support to help people regain their independence and wellbeing. Reablement and rehabilitation is provided on a short-term basis with a view of achieving individual goals. For people who have been admitted to hospital, the team will support a safe and timely discharge home or to a community setting.

Benefits as an Occupational Therapist:

  • Excellent Pay Rates        
  • Opportunity to manage, mentor and lead a multidisciplinary team  
  • Rewarding complex work with service users with a range of needs  
  • Opportunity to advocate for Occupational Therapy at a senior level  
  • Opportunity to implement and drive changes and improvements within the council    
  • Varied caseload  
  • Monday - Friday working pattern, no evenings or weekends
  • "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 perform specialist Occupational therapy assessments of patients including those with diverse presentations and complex physical and psychological conditions.  
  • To take on Case Co-ordinator role for patients, this includes goal setting, co-ordinating care and support required, liaising with and referring onto internal and external agencies, point of contact for patient/carers, regular reviews, organising long term care if required/providing information on privately purchased care.
  • To design and deliver individual Occupational therapy treatment/intervention programmes based on a sound knowledge of evidence-based practice, using clinical assessment/ reasoning skills, use of appropriate outcome measures and knowledge of treatment/intervention options.
  • To facilitate patients and carers in the development of support plans, which meet their needs, identified SMART goals and covers identified risks, offering the widest possible flexibility and choice allowing them to take control of their short-term goals
  • To evaluate patient progress through person-centred reviews and alter treatment programmes if required in partnership with other professionals in the multi-disciplinary team
  • To act as triage therapist assessing referrals for suitability for input from team, contacting various agencies to obtain more information and writing support plans to facilitate discharge from hospital.
  • To plan the discharge from the service in partnership with patients and their families/ carers giving advice and information about their options and put appropriate services in place
  • To identify situations where patients are deemed to be at risk, including situations where people may be neglected or abused in accordance with the Inter-Agency Policy and Procedures for Safeguarding Adults
  • To facilitate patient choice and empowerment through promoting independence, in particular through the timely provision of information, advice and support to ensure patients maintain their independence for as long as possible
  • To ensure the highest level of data quality for all information recorded, ensuring that the information is consistently timely, accurate and complete to ensure the service meets all statutory recording requirements
  • To provide a high standard Occupational Therapy service, which involves working autonomously and as part of the multidisciplinary team
  • To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work, including the management of clinical risk within own caseload
  • To use a range of verbal and non-verbal communication tools to communicate effectively with patients and service users to progress rehabilitation and treatment programmes
  • To work within trust clinical guidelines and standards of practice including maintaining accurate and comprehensive treatment records.
  • To independently manage a caseload without direct supervision.
  • To prescribe and instruct on use of rehabilitation equipment as appropriate.

As an Occupational Therapist 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

For more information please email

Contact Details:
Tel: 02070466205
Contact: Martyn Horridge

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