BASIC OBJECTIVES OF POST
1) To work with people with disabilities to encourage independence and
choice within the community.
2) To develop an understanding and increase awareness in the community of
the needs of people with disabilities.
3) To provide an efficient and personalised service to the people of Haringey.
To assess within the home and in clinic settings.
4) To undertake carer's assessments and reviews in accordance with the statutory/regulatory and operational standards, policy and procedures
5) To have an awareness of equality issues, which will be related to
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
To assess the functional abilities, difficulties and needs of people with physical disabilities at home and at the service's drop in clinic.
To review and re-assess service users as required.
To recognise the needs of carers and involve them in the decision making process.
Complete person centered support plans that address the Carers needs and utilise the variety of universal and voluntary services available to Carers in Haringey.
To assess service users with regard to adaptations in their home, to order works/adaptations and to check that works are carried out to the required standard.
To identify the need for other professionals/services and to support service users by making appropriate referrals.
PROVISION OF SERVICES
To implement the OT service in line with council policy, ensuring equality issues are integrated into the post holders day to day work.
To teach appropriate techniques for coping with physical disability to service users and carers eg: dressing/safe mobility.
To make recommendations for specialist equipment in accordance with financial/departmental guidelines and to demonstrate, with supervision of an OT if necessary.
To devise and to recommend adaptations in all forms of property, under supervision of an Occupational Therapist. To justify recommendations to the OT panel for approval.
To provide information on national and local resources.
To co-ordinate and progress applications for adaptations/equipment and to ensure that they progress.
On care management of people with disabilities.
On services available for people with disabilities and carers from social services and other agencies.
To other professional groups on needs of and facilities for disabled people.
On basic welfare rights. To recognise the need and make appropriate referrals for comprehensive support in this area.
To promote the service to other organisations and appropriate personnel.
To attend team meetings and report on and plan services within these meetings.
To attend case conferences as appropriate in consultation with supervisor.
Liaise with appropriate departments, statutory and voluntary.
To maintain an awareness of new products /equipment and service developments.
If you are interested in this role please send your updated CV in the first instance.